WorldCat Identities

May, Joe 1880-1954

Works: 100 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 1,961 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Science fiction films  Monster films  Silent films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  History  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Director, Performer, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Creator, Illustrator, Narrator, Writer of accompanying material, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joe May
The invisible man : the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Griffin (Rains) is an English scientist who has been experimenting with a drug called monocaine which, he finds, has made his entire body invisible. He goes to the small village of Ipping, wrapped in bandages and wearing dark glasses, and takes a room at the local inn to continue his research in secret. This subsequently arouses the curiosity of the nosy locals. As Griffin continues his experiments, he begins to suffer from drug-induced megalomania, which eventually becomes full-blown madness. He begins to terrorize the countryside--first playing pranks, and then turning to murder"--Http://
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

32 editions published between 1929 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in
The house of the seven gables( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jealousy, loyalty, and a family feud between two brothers are all at play in The House of the Seven Gables, based on the classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The sudden death of Jaffrey (George Sanders) and Clifford (Vincent Price) Pyncheon's father provides the vengeful and vindictive Jaffrey with the perfect opportunity to get his brother out of the way and seize the family fortune. Framed for murder and forced to leave his fiancee (Margaret Lindsay) behind, Clifford is sent off to prison, where he befriends Matthew Hargrave (Dick Foran), the descendent of the Maule family, with whom the Pyncheons have a long history of turbulence. Can the two join together to foil Jaffrey, or are the families destined to repeat the mistakes of the past and live out the curse of their ancestors
Pirates of the golden age movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with these four swashbuckling films
The Great 1955 Shrine concert by Pilgrim Travelers (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Flynn adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features included in each movie
Das indische Grabmal( Visual )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayan, the powerful Maharajah of Eschnapur, has lost his beloved wife, the beautiful Princess Savitri, to the handsome British officer MacAllan. In his fury, Ayan plots to destroy MacAllan and construct a massive tomb to his perished love where Savitri is to be imprisoned for eternity
The invisible man : complete legacy collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible man returns by Joe May( Visual )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unjustly accused of murdering his brother, Geoffrey is given one last chance to find the real killer before going to the gallows. Sympathetic Dr. Griffin administers a drug that will make Geoffrey invisible for his investigation, but unknown to him, the drug has debilitating side-effects and the doctor hopes to develop an antidote before Geoffrey goes insane
The indian tomb( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe May's spectacular "The Indian Tomb" captivated audiences in 1921, and was one of the biggest successes of its day. This lavish adventure thriller transported cinemagoers to an atmospheric India of the romantic imagination, with elaborate temples and palaces, exotic yogis and dancing girls, roaring tigers on the prowl and hissing cobras. Thea von Harbou's colorful plot stretches over two feature-length films, with twists and turns worthy of a serial. Ayan, the powerful Maharajah of Eschnapur, has lost his beloved wife, the beautiful Princess Savitri, but not through death. He plots revenge against Savitri and her lover MacAllan, an English officer. Ayan vows to build a tomb to his dead love; he'll supply the mausoleum's occupant. A yogi, Ramigani, prophesies that revenge will ruin the prince's life. Ayan sends the yogi to Europe to hire an architect, Herbert Rowland, who is sworn to secrecy about his commission
The invisible woman by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about screwy professor Gibbs (Barrymore) turning model Kitty Carroll (Bruce) invisible, arousing the curiosity of playboy sponsor (Howard), as well as the more monetary interests of gangster Blackie Cole (Homolka)
Homecoming by Orson Scott Card( Visual )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about two German prisoners of war who escape from a Siberian lead mine. One reaches home first and starts an affair with his comrade's wife
Dragnet for Jesus by Wynona Carr( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confession( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging former opera star, her fame and reputation wrecked and sullied by an ill-advised affair with a swinish concert pianist, loses her daughter to divorce and disgrace--only to find the girl in the arms of the same womanizing rake who destroyed her life
The wandering shadow = Das wandernde Bild( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a woman who, in the wake of a sexual scandal, seeks solitude in the Bavarian Alps. There, she is continually haunted by her past, but soon stumbles upon the one thing she never expected to find: the chance of redemption
Asfalto Asphalt( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una sensual ladrona seduce y se enamora del policía de tráfico que la ha detenido por robar en una joyería
Uncertain glory : a novel by Herb Meadow( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search me Lord by Joe May( Recording )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das deutsche Lichtbild Buch : Filmprobleme von Gesterne und Heute by Heinrich Pfeiffer( Book )

in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother Joe May live 1952-1955 by Brother Joe May( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The house of the seven gables
Alternative Names
Joe May Austrian film director

Joe May Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Joe May réalisateur et producteur de cinéma

Joe May regista, produttore cinematografico e sceneggiatore austriaco

Majo Fred 1880-1954

Mandel, Josef 1880-1954

Mandel, Joseph 1880-1954

Mandel, Joseph Otto

Mandel Joseph Otto 1880-1954

Mandl, Julius Otto

Mandl Julius Otto 1880-1954

Джо Мэй

Джое Май


English (66)

German (27)

Spanish (2)

Errol Flynn adventuresThe invisible man returnsThe invisible woman