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Hall, Porter 1888-1953

Overview
Works: 130 works in 408 publications in 3 languages and 20,308 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Film noir  Christmas films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Screwball comedy films  Political films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Porter Hall
 
Most widely held works by Porter Hall
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( Visual )

38 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,896 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
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

10 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,462 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
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

32 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insurance salesman and an unhappy wife conspire to murder her husband and collect his insurance policy
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

55 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-make of "The Front Page" with the main character as a girl reporter (Rosalind Russell). The editor (Cary Grant) wants his top reporter to cover the impending execution of a murderer rather than get married and leave the job
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery -- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
Going my way by Leo McCarey( Visual )

16 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,615 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 Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,047 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
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 921 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."
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 908 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
Make way for tomorrow( Visual )

13 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap"... "an elderly couple must move in with their adult children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their ofspring's selfish whims."--Container
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 573 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 )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 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 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau Geste: Three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. Their troubles are forgotten when they are forced to fight against all odds
Intruder in the dust by Prod Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Mississippi town, only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palm Beach story: Money makes the world go "round", or so Gerry (Claudette Colbert) believes when she decides to divorce her struggling husband (Joel McCrea) to support him by marrying a millionaire
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 241 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
Alias Nick & Nora( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 225 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 196 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only angels have wings: Story of the men working for a South American mail and freight business in the 1930s. They are trying to win a lucrative government contract to carry mail, and must perform satisfactorily despite bad weather, injuries, poor cash flow and a woman trying to win the boss's heart
Dark command by Republic Pictures( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 137 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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Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonHoward Hawk's His girl FridaySullivan's travelsGoing my wayThe thin manThe miracle of Morgan's CreekThe plainsmanThe Gary Cooper collection
Alternative Names
Hall, Clifford Porter 1888-1953

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