WorldCat Identities

Hall, Porter 1888-1953

Works: 100 works in 303 publications in 4 languages and 17,205 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Christmas films  Screwball comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Porter Hall
Most widely held works by Porter Hall
Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Oscar-winning classic, a Macy's Department Store Santa who insists his name is Kris Kringle teaches everyone a lesson in love, faith and the value of imagination
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

53 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The Front Page
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

23 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film ..."
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father O'Malley is the new priest at the Church of St. Dominic in a working-class New York City neighborhood. He fails to make a good first impression with crusty old Father Fitzgibbon, who doesn't approve of O'Malley's golf playing, baseball game attending, or fishing. But O'Malley starts spiffing up the church and its neighborhood: dealing with the church mortgage, which is in arrears, and straightening out the street gangs by getting the boys to help him start a choir. Romantic matches are made; neighborhood busybodies are appeased. Many songs are joyfully sung, and O'Malley even arranges a big surprise for Fitzgibbon, who's homesick for Ireland
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 'enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap' [-- Container], an elderly couple must move in with their adult children when they lose their home
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

6 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
The plainsman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This western interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself
The Gary Cooper collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for living: Two free-wheeling Americans share an apartment in Paris and fall in love with the same woman
Intruder in the dust by Prod Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Mississippi town, a white boy rescues a black man who is about to be lynched for a murder he did not commit
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in July: Hope springs eternal when an office clerk (Dick Powell) mistakenly believes he's won a coffee slogan challenge and spends the "prize money."
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (Joel McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia."
Dark command by Republic Pictures( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pre-civil war saga--a Confederate renegade William Cantrell (Walter Pidgeon) clashes with the new Kansas City marshal, Bob Seton (John Wayne). Their mutual ill towards each other peaks when Cantrell steals Seton's girl, Marie McCloud (Claire Trevor), manipulating her into marriage to get even with Seton. Marie starts to question her decision when Seton exposes Cantrell and his guerrillas as war profiteers who've been raiding both Union and Confederate lines."--Container
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Sullivan's travels
Alternative Names
Hall, Clifford Porter 1888-1953

Porter Hall acteur américain

Porter Hall Amerikaans acteur (1888-1953)

Porter Hall amerikansk skådespelare

Porter Hall amerikansk skodespelar

Porter Hall amerikansk skuespiller

Porter Hall attore statunitense

Porter Hall US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Портер Холл

Портър Хол

پرتر هال بازیگر آمریکایی



English (163)

Spanish (2)

German (2)

French (1)

His girl FridaySullivan's travelsThe thin manGoing my wayFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonThe miracle of Morgan's CreekThe plainsmanThe Gary Cooper collection