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Frankenheimer, John 1930-2002

Works: 371 works in 1,163 publications in 8 languages and 20,631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Satire  Political fiction  Historical television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Political films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Production personnel, Producer, Author, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Scenarist, pmn, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Frankenheimer
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

68 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis- induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs
Ronin by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

102 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances can be bought, a new deadlier terrorist threat has emerged- freeagent killers! The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as "Ronin," are assembled in France by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. but the simple task soon proves explosive as other underworld organizations vie for the same prize ... and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they've never done before- trust each other!
Birdman of Alcatraz the story of a real and living man-- by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A convicted murderer gains respect & celebrity as an ornithologist while serving a life sentence in prison
Andersonville( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War explodes, air thick with musket fire, soil drenched with the blood of kinsmen, bodies piling up like cords of wood. In the madness and fury, a small group of Union soldiers fall into the hands of the Confederate army. Overnight, they find themselves herded aboard a prison train bound for the deepest regions of the South, to a slice of Hell carved out of the Georgia clay known as Andersonville. A moving drama that tells the most tragic tales ever to come out of the Civil War
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path
Seven days in May( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ... At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?"--Container
Seconds by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn
Reindeer games( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon release from a stint in prison, Rudy impulsively decides to pose as his old cell mate Nick in order to make time with Nick's beautiful pen pal Ashley. But Rudy's ruse blows up when he realizes that Ashley was doublecrossing Nick-- and now he's inescapably part of an armed robbery plot being hatched by her evil brother
The island of Dr. Moreau( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
The Manchurian candidate by Richard Condon( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay based on Richard Condon's 1959 Cold War thriller... It's the story of Sgt. Raymond Shaw, an ex-prisoner of war (and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor) who, brainwashed with the rest of his unit by a Chinese psychological expert during his captivity in North Korea, has come home programmed to kill. His primary target is a U.S. presidential nominee
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
The golden age of television( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
Grand Prix by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine races. One champion. Formula One drivers compete to be the best in this tale of speed, spectacle, and intertwined personal lives
John Frankenheimer's The train( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1944 the Allied army is closing in on Paris. German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim steals a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. When a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche, a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost
French connection II by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Hackman returns in the role of hard-hitting detective Popeye Doyle who travels to Marseilles in pursuit of the heroin dealers he hit, but failed to kill, in New York
Black Sunday by Thomas Harris( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black September terrorist group attempts to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the President of the United States in attendance
George Wallace( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Wallace was an infamous politician and segregationist. He had a lust for power and status that made him bedfellows with racists and become one of the most destructive and hated politicians of his time. This film follows Wallace from his early days as a state circuit judge to his presidential run, when he was paralyzed by a would-be assassin
The burning season the Chico Mendes story by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred to action after a key organizer of the rain forest's working poor is slain, Mendes stands firm against slash-and-burn deforestation. He becomes a nonviolent activist, union leader, political candidate and a recognized authority who helps alert the world to the plight of the Amazon
The Holcroft covenant( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel Holcroft has inherited an awesome legacy. His father, Hitler's financial wizard, and two other prominent Nazis had re-routed staggering sums of money into a Swiss bank with the money intended to relieve the sufferings of Holocaust victims a generation later. The Nazis' own children would administer the fund. Now after forty years, Holcroft must now find the other two offspring as the signatures of all three are needed to release the money
The films of Frankenheimer : forty years in film by Gerald Pratley( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Gerald Pratley, the film critic and commentator, has assembled over the years interviews with Frankenheimer in which the director talks both informatively and entertainingly about his career. The result is a book which not only examines the films in detail but also provides commentary from the director himself, thus making this a very personal study of a filmmaker and his work. Pratley also offers fascinating first-hand 'On Location' reports for many of the films
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Alternative Names
Frankenheimer, John

Frankenheimer, John Michael 1930-2002

John Frankenheimer Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Frankenheimer amerykański reżyse

John Frankenheimer ralisateur amricain

John Frankenheimer regista statunitense

John Frankenheimer US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Produzent

Smithee, Alan 1930-2002

Джон Франкенгаймер

Франкенхаймер, Джон

جان فرانکن هایمر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

জন ফ্রাঙ্কেনহাইমার Film director

존 프랭컨하이머



RoninBirdman of Alcatraz the story of a real and living man--SecondsReindeer gamesGrand PrixThe films of Frankenheimer : forty years in filmPictures about extremes : the films of John Frankenheimer