WorldCat Identities

Patrick, John 1905-1995

Works: 244 works in 737 publications in 8 languages and 14,417 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Romance films  Fiction  Comedy plays  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Performer, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PS634, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Patrick
The teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Book )

87 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighthearted novel about the village of Tobiki on Okinawa and a native houseboy who swings "big deals". Points out tendency of Americans to think of democracy only in terms of American institutions
High society by Charles Walters( Visual )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,390 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
Best American plays : supplementary volume, 1918-1958 by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 17 plays which did not appear in the editor's earlier Best plays collections covering the period, 1918-1958
Love is a many-splendored thing by Suyin Han( Visual )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the autobiographical novel by Han Suyin, Love is a Many Splendored Thing was evocatively location-filmed in Hong Kong. Jennifer Jones plays Ms. Suyin, a Eurasian doctor and the widow of a Chinese general. An immensely popular tearjerker, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing still holds great appeal for aficionados of good soap operas. As an over-the-top romantic melodrama, it's hard to beat, but those who are not prone to tearing up at the sight of a forlorn Jennifer Jones standing bravely and lonely atop a high, windy hill would be well advised to look elsewhere -- and quickly. Love makes no attempt to disguise its soapiness, and it wears its manipulative nature right out on its sleeve. Fortunately, Love has a couple of classic weeper performances from Jones and William Holden, both of whom knew just how to play this kind of material for maximum effectiveness. Even more fortunately, Love has all the gorgeous surface trappings -- beautiful sets and scenery, gorgeous costumes, sumptuous photography, a sweepingly romantic score -- that provide the real joy in films of this type.The romance ends in tragedy, but with renewed hope for a happier future. The one lasting legacy of Love is a Many Splendored Thing is its Oscar-winning title song, written by Paul Fain and Sammy Webster; Oscars also went to Alfred Newman's musical score and Charles LeMaire's costume design
Three coins in the fountain by Si kang de rui( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance
The shoes of the fisherman by Michael Anderson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 590 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 )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 498 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
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les girls by George Cukor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 426 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 )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 388 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 world of Suzie Wong by Xun Mei( Visual )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 351 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 Teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 345 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 hasty heart : comedy-drama in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in three acts
Everybody loves Opal by John Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse, lives in a tumbledown mansion at the edge of the municipal dump. The general disarray of her establishment is aggravated by the fact that Opal collects things -- anything that can be toted home in her little red wagon. Opal is also an optimist, for no matter how mean her lot -- or her "friends"--Opal responds with unfailing kindness and an abiding faith in the goodness of human nature. Into her rather strange world comes Gloria, Bradford and Solomon, three purveyors of bogus perfume on the lam from the authorities. Opal's menage is the perfect hideout -- and Opal, herself, might be the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries named Gloria, Bradford and Solomon."--Publisher
The hasty heart, a play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Moto takes a chance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young aviatrix on a secret diplomatic mission crash lands on the island and tries to get the tyrannical ruler to help subdue an uprising led by a maniacal high priest
Lo and behold! : a new comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Nobel Prize winner has lived for years on a meager, unpalatable diet, to favor an ailing heart. This lack of much heart has made the philosophy of his books coldly cynical. After signing a will that leaves a third of his estate to his young doctor, a third to perpetuate his house as a sanctuary for his spirit and the final third to the Harvard Law School to insure that the terms of his odd testament will be carried out, he eats a sumptuous meal and dies happily. Instead of the solitude he expected as a ghost, he is beset by the spirits of Minnetonka (an Indian girl pushed off a cliff by her lover), a Southern belle with a disturbing drawl and a phony liberal attitude, and a frustrated composer. Then the pretty cook who prepared the fatal dishes returns to the house and is mistaken for his illegitimate daughter. He eventually finds peace by furthering a romance between the doctor and the young girl. "--Publisher
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous woman takes up with her old boyfriend, without bothering to keep the affair from her husband
The story of Mary Surratt : play in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Patrick's play depicts Mary Surratt, who ran the boardinghouse where the conspirators involved in Abraham Lincoln's assassination met and was convicted and sentenced to hang when there was little evidence to prove her innocence."
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

Two sisters, opposite in appearance and temperament, fall in love with the same man. When he chooses the kinder, gentler sister for marriage, the other sister intends to shoot herself and take her own life. The placid sister discovers her and tries to wrestle the gun away, but is scared when the gun fires in the tousle. She runs away and lives as a recluse for forty years, her mind locked on the horrible events that occurred on the day she was supposed to be married
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The Teahouse of the August moon
The curious savage : comedy in three actsThe world of Suzie WongThe Teahouse of the August moonThe Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Alternative Names
Goggan, John Patrick.

Goggan, John Patrick 1905-1995

Goggan, John Patrick, 1907-1995

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