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Patrick, John 1905-1995

Works: 221 works in 659 publications in 8 languages and 12,389 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Melodrama  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Producer
Classifications: PS3566.A78, 791.4372
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The teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Book )

74 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II Okinawa in Japan was occupied by U.S. Forces. This play is about how the American forces tried to turn the "savage" and "uncivilized" Japanese citizens into "intelligent" and "civilized" people. An under experienced officer is sent to a small village to authorize the building of a school and the forming of a democratic society in the village. Instead of changing the villagers he is changed. --Aya at
High society by Charles Walters( Visual )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sophisticated musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances
Love is a many-splendored thing by Henry King( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
Three coins in the fountain by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American roomates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain. A secretary at a government agency sets out to win the heart of her employer; her co-worker defies office regulations by romancing an Italian; and an office newcomer meets a real Italian Prince
The shoes of the fisherman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All eyes are focused on the Vatican, hoping to see the traditional puffs of white smoke that signal the selection of the next Pope. But this time, much more is at stake. The new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world hovering on the edge of nuclear nightmare
The curious savage; comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans. The last scene, a farewell party, is a delightful fantasy where each "guest" in the sanatorium realizes at last some hopeless dream for something he was never able to realize. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty."--Publisher's description
Les girls by George Cukor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cheeky musical variation on Rashomon, the film gives three flashbacks on the Parisian sojourn of a dance master and his featured artists
Some came running by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkton, Indiana, his hometown. There he must come to terms with his roots and his future
The Teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okinawa 1946, occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge, Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford), is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily Okinawan interpreter, Sakini (Marlon Brando), and a determined geisha girl, Lotus Blossom (Machiko Kyo), along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!
The world of Suzie Wong by Xun Mei( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
The hasty heart : comedy-drama in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in three acts
Everybody loves Opal; a "prank" in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Moto takes a chance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a mission to unmask the leader of a military uprising in Tong Moi, Mr. Moto finds himself deep in the darkest jungles of Asia posing as an archaeologist. But when his excavation of a local temple unearths a massive cache of weapons and explosives, Mr. Moto is compelled to join forces with a beautiful -- but mysterious -- adventurer whose interest in Tong Moi may not be as innocent as it seems"--Container
The hasty heart, a play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo and behold! : a new comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mary Surratt; play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanwyck stars as the troubled woman who is hiding from the guilt of having committed a crime that another man pays for with his life
The willow and I : play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1970 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is a time of day by John Patrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As is necessary for a pretty girl with her own student apartment, April McGregor has learned to fend off wolves -- although she is hard pressed to cope with Skipper Allen, a particularly persuasive graduate student who is convinced that her secret wish is to have him move in with her. Thanks to a bad back, which suddenly acts up and leaves him temporarily immobile, Skipper unexpectedly achieves his goals, although not with the pliant acceptance he has hoped for. But then his challenge is to win April over to his amorous point of view -- which results in a series of uproarious happenings, plus near expulsion for both of them
A bad year for tomatoes : a play by John Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Czech and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for "Sister Sadie" (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some
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The Teahouse of the August moon
Alternative Names
Goggan, John Patrick.

Goggan, John Patrick 1905-1995

Goggin, John Patrick 1905-1995

John Patrick Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1905-1995)

Patrick, Jack.

Patrick Jack 1905-1995

Τζων Πάτρικ

Джон Патрик английский (США) драматург

Патрик, Дж 1905-1995

Патрик, Джон 1905-1995

ג'ון פטריק

جان پاتریک

جون باتريك

جون باتريك، 1905-1995


The curious savage; comedy in three actsThe Teahouse of the August moonThe world of Suzie WongThe strange love of Martha Ivers