Marion, Frances 1888-1973
Most widely held works about Frances Marion
Most widely held works by Frances Marion
Dinner at eight ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man.
Camille ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure.
Anna Christie ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished.
Off with their heads: A serio-comic tale of Hollywood by Frances Marion ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
The Sheik Son of the Sheik ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
The Sheik: A desert sheik, Sheik Ahmed, kidnaps an English girl, the Lady Diana, and holds her captive. Lady Diana resists the advances of her abductor, but is then kidnapped by desert bandits.
The son of the sheik ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1926 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 288 libraries worldwide
The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together.
The Wind ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
In the Texas prairie, where the wind blows endlessly, a woman tries to maintain her sanity as two men fight for her affection.
The champ ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son.
How to write and sell film stories by Frances Marion ( Book )
5 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Without lying down Frances Marion and the power of women in Hollywood ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
This insightful documentary gives voice to Frances Marion's words taken from her letters, diaries and memoirs. Footage from more than twenty of Marion's movies align with commentary by pre-eminent silent film historian Kevin Brownlow, critic Leonard Maltin and Marion's celebrated biographer, Cari Beauchamp.
Stella Maris ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A woman, paralyzed from birth and shielded from the world, is cured by an operation.
Valley people by Frances Marion ( Book )
3 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The cheat ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The cheat depicts an impulsive, social climbing woman (Fanny Ward) who gambles away Red Cross funds entrusted to her. She seeks the help of an Asian merchant (Sessue Hayakawa) to save her reputation and in return becomes his property. In A girl's folly, a country girl (Doris Kenyon) who is bored with farm life sets out to meet the leading man (Robert Warwick) in a movie being filmed near her home.
The Love light ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Angela tends a lighthouse in an Italian fishing village while her brothers are fighting at the front. She discovers a foreign sailor washed ashore, nurses him back to health and falls in love with him. After they marry and have a baby, she discovers that he is a German spy and that her innocent actions have helped cause the death of her brother. Considered to be one of Pickford's most fully realized adult characters, the film shows her astonishing range: from pure slapstick, to moments of pathos, to a harrowing descent into madness.
World War I films of the silent era ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage.
The Big house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A vicious killer and his cellmates plan to break out of an overcrowded prison.
The winning of Barbara Worth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Gorgeous young Barbara Worth wants one thing-- to help her adopted father turn their dusty desert town into farmland. But when a wealthy land developer is hired to build a dam and tap the Colorado River, Barbara finds herself the object of a rivalry between her close friend and the developer's son. As the rivalry builds, the trio discovers that the town has been swindled and the new dam isn't reinforced, forcing the warring suitors to settle their differences in order to rescue the townspeople from a coming deluge.
Westward the dream by Frances Marion ( Book )
3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Historical novel of colonial Newport. The Hero is a blond young giant named Hugh Jocelyn. Against a background of Indian fighting, privateering, pirates and sea warfare jocelyn rises from poverty to power.
Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
"Amarilly is the belle of Clothes-line Alley, a neighborhood near San Francisco's Chinatown. One night after a fight breaks out in the club where she works as a cigarette girl, Amarilly brings an injured socialite home with her. Grateful for her care, he hires Amarilly to clean his apartment and, over time, begins falling in love with her. But when Amarilly is presented at a posh social gathering, the disastrous results fuel the battle of high and low society."--Container.
Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934. Program 1, The city reformed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The first program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change.
Action and adventure films Arabs Biography Boxers (Sports) Boxing films California--Los Angeles California--Los Angeles--Hollywood Comedy films Courtesans Documentary films Drama Dysfunctional families Ex-prostitutes Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired France--Paris Friendship History Kidnapping Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marion, Frances,--1888-1973 Mothers and daughters Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture authorship Motion pictures New York (State)--New York Parties Rich people Romance films Romantic comedy films Sahara Short films Short films Silent films Silent films Snobs and snobbishness Sports films Thieves United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women in the motion picture industry Women screenwriters World War (1914-1918)
Benson Owens, Marion 1888-1973
Clifton, Frank M., 1888-1973
Marion, Francis, 1888-1973
Owens, Marion Benson, 1888-1973
Owens, Marion Frances, 1888-1973
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