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Fonda, Henry 1905-1982

Works: 1,233 works in 3,553 publications in 10 languages and 73,651 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Television specials 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Host, Producer, Narrator, sht, Costume designer, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Henry Fonda
The grapes of wrath by John Ford ( Visual )
117 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 5,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression
12 angry men by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
109 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tempers rise as a jury of middle-aged men find themselves unable to sway a single member of their group to the majority opinion. Confronted with a seemingly clear-cut case, bolstered by opinions and assumptions, but with no verdict in sight the group threatens to become deadlocked. Will the 12th juror, stubbornly convinced of a young defendent's innocence, be able to sway the entire group to his viewpoint, or will the group ultimately force the holdout to forego his concerns, potentially ignoring truth in a rush to judgment?
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This saga follows a family's move west through generations. Restored clarity eliminates the film's original panoramic three-panel join lines
Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man preparing to welcome his new wife to his home is killed, along with his entire family
The longest day by Ken Annakin ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy through the eyes of all its participants. D-Day was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in France during Operation Overlord, beginning the 6th of June, 1944, and was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It began with overnight parachute and glider landings, air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious landing
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang
Mister Roberts by John Ford ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Ox-bow incident by William A Wellman ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travellers from being unjustly lynched for murder
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naìˆve snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
Fort Apache by John Ford ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic portrait of the old West depicts a military martinet calvary officer whose by-the-book tactics and ignorance of the western frontier cause him to lead his men into a fatal Apache ambush
Young Mr. Lincoln by John Ford ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this unforgettable portrait of the early life of the Great Emancipator, young Mr. Lincoln, after teaching himself law, has barely started practicing when an Independence Day celebration ends with a stabbing. Abe first stops a lynch mob from killing brothers Matt and Adam Clay, and then defends them against a seasoned prosecutor and his crafty adviser. As presented here, Lincoln is a strong but peaceful frontier democrat, his quiet, awkward, folksy demeanor the outward manifestation of a deep humility, and a wise sadness at human folly. His awareness that his attempts to reconcile opposing forces--despite the occasional temporary victory--are doomed but necessary, hint at the character that will respond to the destiny that awaits him
Jezebel by William Wyler ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Marsden is a Southern belle with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Although she is to be wed to Preston, the engagement is called off due to her insensitivity and unusual behavior. When Preston returns from the North married, Julie's pride and selfish nature resurfaces and she provokes a duel between Buck (Julie's ardent admirer) and Ted (Preston's brother) to the death. Later when a yellow fever epidemic strikes Preston, Julie goes to his side
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
War and peace by King Vidor ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, the film centers around disenchanted aristocrat and unhappily married Pierre and Prince Andrei, who both are in love with an innocent young woman, Natasha
Midway ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
Yours, mine & ours by Melville Shavelson ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widowed Navy nurse, Helen North, the mother of eight children, marries handsome Navy officer, Frank Beardsley, who is the father of ten
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state during the Revolutionary war
Fail-safe by Eugene Burdick ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear equiped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war
Gideon's trumpet by Robert H Justman ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henry Fonda portrays Clarence Gideon, the destitute prisoner whose handwritten plea for justice changed the course of American legal history ... Tells the remarkable human story behind the landmark 'right to counsel' Supreme Court case [of Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963]"--Container
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Fonda, Genri 1905-1982
Fonda, Genry 1905-1982
Fonda, Henry
Fonda, Henry Jaynes 1905-1982
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