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Patrick, John 1905-1995

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Most widely held works by John Patrick
The teahouse of the August moon by John Patrick( Book )

78 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,957 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 )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,392 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 1,380 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 Henry King( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 795 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 )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American women in Rome, throw money into a fountain and wish for love
The shoes of the fisherman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All eyes are focused on the Vatican, hoping to see the puffs of white smoke signaling the selection of the next Pope, but this time, much more is at stake, for the new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear war
The curious savage : comedy in three acts by John Patrick( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 502 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"--Publisher's description
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les girls by George Cukor( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 386 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 )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 383 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 347 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 )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 343 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 288 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 243 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 199 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 176 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 )

37 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of intrigue involving childhood friends and a mysterious death that happened years before. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is the power behind things in the town of Iverston and is married to Walter O'Neill (Kirk Douglas), the district attorney. When their childhood friend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to town, it brings up powerful memories about their connection to the death of Martha's rich aunt years before and threatens to expose the truth
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 142 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 125 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
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



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