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Crisp, Donald 1880-1974

Works: 355 works in 1,197 publications in 9 languages and 29,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Children's films  Silent films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Teen films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Attributed name, Performer, Narrator, Restager , Singer, Costume designer, Contributor, Author, Commentator, Film editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Crisp
National Velvet by Clarence Brown( Visual )

36 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley by John Ford( Visual )

62 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family, while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

90 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. As he nurses her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

30 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Pollyanna by Walt Disney( Visual )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan changes the heart of an entire town due to her own optimistic outlook on life
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden, a headstrong and unconventional beauty in pre- Civil War New Orleans, lashes out in revenge when she is scorned by the man she loves
The uninvited by Charles Guard( Visual )

20 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

61 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
The man from Laramie by Anthony Mann( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west
A Dog of Flanders by Yoshio Kuroda( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nello and his grandfather live a poor and somewhat dreary life, until they find a wounded dog by the side of the road. They care for their new friend, who recovers and gives Nello the hope to pursue his dream of becoming an artist
Knute Rockne, All American( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
The black pirate by Albert Parker( Visual )

35 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers poses as a pirate to recover the ship and its treasure and to rescue a captive princess
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed campaign to Ireland. When he and his troops return in defeat, Devereux demands to share the throne with the heir-less queen, and Elizabeth, at first, intends to marry. Ultimately sensing the marriage would prove disastrous for England, Elizabeth sets in motion a merciless plan to protect her people and preserve her throne
Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story about a dog with so much devotion to his master, he refuses to leave the grave when his master dies. Even after he's finally coaxed back in town, he still returns every evening to pay his respects
Home town story by Arthur Pierson( Visual )

36 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A politician, bitter because he believes big business is responsible for his election loss, and his secretary vow to expose big business for the evil monster it is. He must change his mind when the town's biggest company goes to the rescue of his sister when she is trapped in a cave
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
National Velvet
Alternative Names
Crisp, George William, 1880-1974

Crisp, George William 1882-1974

Donald Crisp attore, regista e sceneggiatore britannico

Donald Crisp britischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Donald Crisp Brits acteur

Donald Crisp chanteur d'opéra puis metteur en scène et comédien

Needham, James

Needham, James, 1880-1974

Needham, James 1882-1974

Ντόναλντ Κρισπ

Дональд Крисп

Дональд Крысп

Дональд Крісп

דונלד קריספ סופר בריטי

دونالد کریسپ بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی




Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valleyMutiny on the BountyThe Life of Emile ZolaLassie come homeJezebelThe uninvitedThe man from LaramieKnute Rockne, All American