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Fonda, Henry 1905-1982

Works: 1,271 works in 3,653 publications in 10 languages and 75,478 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Television specials  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Host, Producer, sht, Author, Costume designer, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The grapes of wrath by John Ford( Visual )

123 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 5,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression is depicted in this immortal film of the Steinbeck classic
12 angry men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

113 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears and personal demons
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell( Visual )

64 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,072 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 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history
Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone( Visual )

80 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,455 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 )

65 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( Visual )

66 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 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 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angry mob kills a man after a popular rancher is murdered
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

72 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

39 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune, a wealthy but naive 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
Young Mr. Lincoln by John Ford( Visual )

43 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 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 )

54 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,356 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 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,321 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 1,294 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 1,218 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 1,193 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. Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert star in this version of the Walter D. Edmonds novel
Fail-safe by Eugene Burdick( Visual )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A computer malfunction causes nuclear-equipped 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( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 1,048 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

How the West was wonOnce upon a time in the WestJohn Ford's My darling ClementineMister RobertsFort ApacheThe lady EveYoung Mr. LincolnJezebel