WorldCat Identities

Hall, Porter 1888-1953

Works: 114 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 17,436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Comedy films  Christmas films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Screwball comedy films  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 )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

51 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace reporter Hilde Parks (Russell) is ready to quit journalism and get married, but a prison escape, her editor, a concealed escapee, and a dedication to news conspire to prevent it
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

24 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,041 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 1,723 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 )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first adaptation of The Maltese facon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 974 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
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 903 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
Ace in the Hole by Billy Wilder( Visual )

11 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 893 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."
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 858 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
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 654 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 571 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 386 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a Bengal lancer: A man joins two other Bengal lancers in the quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders
Intruder in the dust by Prod Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 264 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealty heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 240 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 complete Thin Man collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 205 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."
The Cary Grant box set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holiday: An iconoclastic young man engaged to a snooty heiress discovers he's really in love with his fiancee's down-to-earth sister
Dark command by Republic Pictures( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Civil War, emotions run high in the race for federal marshal of Kansas between Robert Seton and William Quantrill. After his loss in the election, Quantrill leads a band of guerillas that raid Kansas towns, including Lawrence in 1863
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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 (183)

Spanish (3)

His girl FridaySullivan's travelsGoing my wayThe thin manFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonThe miracle of Morgan's CreekThe plainsmanThe Gary Cooper collection