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Crisp, Donald 1880-1974

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Most widely held works by Donald Crisp
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley by John Ford( Visual )

56 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family, while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time
National Velvet by Clarence Brown( Visual )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

86 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
The birth of a nation by David Wark Griffith( Visual )

24 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Pollyanna by Walt Disney Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollyanna is an orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets, but her strict Aunt Polly is too concerned with appearances and local politics to appreciate her niece. It isn't until Pollyanna almost dies that Aunt Polly realizes the power of love and "finding something to be glad about."
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

19 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's novel. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Cathy whose tortured love affair is doomed to a tragic end
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

53 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
The man from Laramie by Anthony Mann( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west
A dog of Flanders by James B Clark( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nello and his grandfather live a poor and somewhat dreary life, until they find a wounded dog by the side of the road. They care for their new friend, who recovers and gives Nello the hope to pursue his dream of becoming an artist
The uninvited( Visual )

4 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
Knute Rockne, All American( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story about a dog with so much devotion to his master, he refuses to leave the grave when his master dies. Even after he's finally coaxed back in town, he still returns every evening to pay his respects
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This period drama sets the tumultuous on-again, off-again affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the second Earl of Essex against Essex's powerful ambition to assume the throne of England
The black pirate by Albert Parker( Visual )

31 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor of a ship pilaged by buccaneers, Michel (Fairbanks) poses as the mysterious Black Pirate and infiltrates the nest of bandits. He mounts an elaborate ploy to recover the bragands' treasure, reclaim the ship and rescue the divine Princess (Billie Dove) held captive there
Home town story by Arthur Pierson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and French and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A politician, bitter because he believes big business is responsible for his election loss, and his secretary vow to expose big business for the evil monster it is. He must change his mind when the town's biggest company goes to the rescue of his sister when she is trapped in a cave
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Life of Emile Zola
Alternative Names
Crisp, George William, 1880-1974

Crisp, George William 1882-1974

Donald Crisp attore, regista e sceneggiatore britannico

Donald Crisp britischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Donald Crisp Brits acteur

Donald Crisp chanteur d'opéra puis metteur en scène et comédien

Needham, James

Needham, James, 1880-1974

Needham, James 1882-1974

Ντόναλντ Κρισπ

Дональд Крисп

Дональд Крысп

Дональд Крісп

דונלד קריספ סופר בריטי

دونالد کریسپ بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی




National VelvetMutiny on the BountyThe Life of Emile ZolaLassie come homeJezebelThe man from LaramieKnute Rockne, All American