WorldCat Identities

Mahin, John Lee 1902-1984

Works: 284 works in 916 publications in 10 languages and 14,199 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Musical films  History  Comedy films  War films  Western films  Gangster films  Romance films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Adapter, Producer, Other, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Actor, Writer of accompanying material, Scribe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Lee Mahin
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour
Scarface by Howard Hawks( Visual )

36 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
The bad seed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother makes the tortuous discovery that her cherubic eight year old daughter harbors an innate desire to kill
North to Alaska by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2020 in English and French and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Klondike, 1900. A hard-drinking, hard-driving prospector must protect his claim to a gold-mine ... and a San Francisco beauty
Rudyard Kipling's Captains courageous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen
The horse soldiers by John Ford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers whose task-- and apparent suicide mission-- is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the Confederacy. Marlowe's life is complicated by his ferocious running feud with the company's surgeon, Major Kendall
Heaven knows, Mr. Allison by John Huston( Visual )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II Marine sergeant and a Roman Catholic nun are both marooned together on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. The sergeant does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. The nun is equally fond of the sergeant, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives
Mogambo by John Ford( Visual )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell
No time for sergeants( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride because he's been drafted. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force, and most folk will never be the same, including pint-sized Ben, big-city bruiser Irvin and a jittery aptitude tester. Then there is Sgt. Orville King who is an old-timer driven crazy by Will's gee-whiz efforts at friendship
Quo vadis by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

98 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up as the adopted daughter of a retired Roman general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions
Boom town by Jack Conway( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. Things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by Disney (Walt) Productions( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Jim Hawkins works on the ship known as the Hispaniola. Posing as a cook, one-legged Long John Silver joins the crew seeking to steal the treasure and ship
Elephant Walk by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in English and German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young bride accompanies her husband to his plantation called Elephant Walk, and falls for the overseer. This love triangle is soon dwarfed by a cholera epidemic and a drought that brings herds of elephants to the plantation in a thundering stampede
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French princess flees to New Orleans to avoid marrying a nobleman she doesn't love. In bayou country she falls for a swaggering soldier who wards off pirates and a king to keep her
Wife vs. secretary( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of course Linda Stanhope trusts her husband Van. Their marriage is based on love and respect. Who cares if Van's secretary has the face of an angel and the body of a chorus girl? Who says a blonde bombshell can't type and take dictation? But people are whispering. And when Linda calls Van's hotel room late at night during his solo business trip to Havana, guess who answers
Tortilla Flat by Spencer Tracy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a group of Paisanos, descendants of early Mexican settlers in Northern California. They live in the tiny town of Tortilla Flat and spend their days eating, drinking and relaxing in the sun. When one of them inherits 2 houses the rest are soon living in the houses without paying rent! The situation is further complicated when the house owner falls for a beautiful woman
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

34 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous young doctor experiments upon himself, and by drinking a potion he becomes for a period an evil embodiment of himself. After a time he suddenly realizes that his evil self, Mr. Hyde, returns automatically without the aid of the drug. After a career of crime he is shot by his friend, John Lanyon, to whom he has been forced to divulge his secret
Greatest classic films collection. Show boat. Annie get your gun. Seven brides for seven brothers. Kiss me Kate.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiss me Kate (1953, 110 min.): Fred is a director and Lilly is an actress who are divorced. They are brought back together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, not to mention the two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night
Advertising, selling the consumer by John Lee Mahin( Book )

26 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captains courageous by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea drama about a wealthy, spoiled, motherless boy, who is washed overboard from an ocean liner bound for Europe and is rescued by a Portuguese sailor and his cod fishing fleet. Upon being rescued, the boy is forced to work for his keep and the story pursues his reactions and attitudes towards forced servitude and the very close relationship that develops between him and Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman. During the boy's tenure aboard the ship, he becomes a more loveable character and becomes emotionally distressed upon the accidental death of his friend, Manuel. The story ends with the boy being returned, reluctantly, to his wealthy father (Melvyn Douglas), as a changed individual
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
No time for sergeants
No time for sergeantsQuo vadisBoom townRobert Louis Stevenson's Treasure IslandElephant WalkWife vs. secretaryGreatest classic films collection. Show boat. Annie get your gun. Seven brides for seven brothers. Kiss me Kate.
Alternative Names
John Lee Mahin Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1902-1984)

John Lee Mahin amerikansk manusforfattar

John Lee Mahin amerikansk manusförfattare

John Lee Mahin amerikansk manusforfatter

John Lee Mahin amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

John Lee Mahin scénariste américain

John Lee Mahin US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Mahin, John

Mahin, John 1902-1984

Mahin, John L.

Mahin, John L. 1902-1984

Mahin, John Lee

Джон Мэхин

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