WorldCat Identities

Morris, John 1926-2018

Works: 246 works in 629 publications in 4 languages and 19,564 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Parody films  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Musical films  Western films  Science fiction films  Monster films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Author, Performer, Musician, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Recording engineer, Contributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Morris
Most widely held works by John Morris
Young Frankenstein by Gene Wilder( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broad spoof of the classic horror film "Frankenstein". At the family castle in Transylvania, the grandson of the notorious monster-maker follows his grandfather's recipe and produces a living creature of his own
Dirty dancing by Emile Ardolino( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic story about an awkward seventeen-year-old girl who slips into womanhood during a family vacation at a Catskill lodge in the summer of 1963
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Spaceballs by Mel Brooks( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of epic science fiction movies, especially the original "Star wars" trilogy. Two space bums attempt to rescue a space princess from an assortment of space villains
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... shows a rather different side of Moses, the Stone Age and the Roman Empire - in which Brooks is a stand-up philosopher playing Caesar's Palace. Next, the truth is finally told about the Spanish Inquisition in a splashy production number featuring song-and-dance monks and swimming nuns ... It's history as you've never known it - completely irreverent and positively hilarious. -- Container
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter
High anxiety by Mel Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a Harvard psychiatrist takes over the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, he realizes his predecessor died under suspicious circumstances and when the good doctor is accused of murder, he must faces his own great fear in order to clear his name
Ironweed by Hector Babenco( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's winter, 1938, in Albany, New York. The soup kitchens and flophouses are overflowing with homeless street people seeking food and refuge from the unforgiving cold. Francis Phelan wanders the streets, back in his hometown after 22 years, an aimless vagabond ready to confront the family he abandoned long ago. While sharing his whiskey with longtime "pal" Helen, Francis reveals the dark secrets of his past, the painful memories from which he once tried to escape ... but now must reconcile
Silent movie by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A has-been movie director (Mel Brooks) intends to make a comeback by making a silent movie, and in the process, save his film studio from a takeover by a New York-based conglomerate
To be or not to be by Alan Johnson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Brooks lets the Nazis have it with both barrels in this hilarious remake of Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy
The twelve chairs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it--with an opportunist, a priest and his former servant all in pursuit
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dentist Sheldon Kornpett is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo. Nonetheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is doing is in national interest. Sheldon follows Vince to a South American country ruled by a very odd man, General Garcia, who talks to his hand. It seems that the dictator is involved in a scheme to counterfeit and undermine U.S. currency
Johnny Dangerously by Michael Hertzberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this satire of thirties gangster films an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills while, his brother, an assistant D.A, is trying to stop Johnny's criminal activities
Clue by Eileen Brennan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery story based on the famous Parker Bros. game, including three surprise alternative endings
World War II : when lions roared( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Tehran and Yalta Conferences, the strong personalities of three of the world's most powerful leaders threaten their fragile alliance. This riveting historical drama portrays the precarious relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the pivotal moments when the final strategies of the war hung in the balance
Ray Bolger in All American : original Broadway cast by Charles Strouse( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-laws( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered dentist becomes involved with his daughter's father-in-law's bizarre life with the CIA, which may or may not even be true
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hideously deformed at birth by a rare disease, penniless John Merrick is forced to become the star attraction in a travelling freak-show. Frederick Treves, a compassionate surgeon, rescues him from the fairgound taunts, coaxing out of the terrified, disabled man a strangely sweet and touchingly human unembittered personality which made him the toast of fashionable Victorian society
The adventure of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother by Gene Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living in the shadow of his more famous brother, Detective Sigerson Holmes is called upon to solve a case of blackmail which leads to zany adventures
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Alternative Names
John Leonard Morris

John Morris

John Morris americký hudební skladatel

John Morris Amerikaans componist

John Morris amerikai filmzeneszerző

John Morris amerikansk komponist

John Morris amerikansk kompositör

John Morris compositeur américain

John Morris compositor de bandas sonoras estadounidense

John Morris compositore statunitense

John Morris US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist

Morris, John

Morris, John, 1926-

Morris, John Leonard

Джон Моррис

ג'ון מוריס

جان موریس آهنگساز آمریکایی

جون موريس

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English (143)

Spanish (11)

French (7)

Italian (3)