WorldCat Identities

Frankenheimer, John 1930-2002

Works: 279 works in 1,313 publications in 9 languages and 21,436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Conspiracy films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Police films  History  Political fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Director, Production personnel, Producer, Author, Performer, Film editor, Restager , pmn, Scenarist, Interviewee, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Frankenheimer
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

117 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,631 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. Returned to the United States as war heroes, one of them is used by his mother to promote her Joseph McCarthy-like husband's political career
Ronin by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

116 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,371 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 )

62 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a convicted killer who becomes a world-renowned authority on birds during his imprisonment
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a rag tag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to do the same
Andersonville : the great untold story of the Civil War( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 838 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
Seven days in May( Visual )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 800 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 )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 763 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
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Moreau is a brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution, using fantastic but brutal experiments to turn animals into human-like beasts. As Moreau and his assistant race towards their goal of creating the perfect life form, the beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately the entire world
The French connection by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

83 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 565 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 who he hit but failed to kill in New York City
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 526 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 Manchurian candidate by George Axelrod( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and German and held by 504 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
The golden age of television( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 499 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 )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 484 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 )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 424 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
Black Sunday by Thomas Harris( Visual )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 419 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
The Train by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings, and it's up to him to stop the train
George Wallace( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 303 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 became one of the most destructive and most hated American politicians of his time. Follows George from his early days as a state circuit judge to his presidential run, when he was paralyzed by a would-be assassin
The Holcroft covenant by Robert Ludlum( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 283 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. Supposedly the money was to relieve the suffering of Holocaust victims a generation later. The three Nazis' own children would administer the fund. Now after 40 years, Holcroft must find the other two offspring as the signatures of all three are needed to release the funds
The films of Frankenheimer : forty years in film by Gerald Pratley( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the career of the maverick American director John Frankenheimer from his early days in television and his debut film, The Young Stranger in 1956, to Birdman of Alcatraz, The Manchurian Candidate, Grand Prix and The Fixer, to the most recent projects for HBO and his latest film, Ronin
The films of John Frankenheimer by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, John Frankenheimer talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work
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Alternative Names
Frankenheimer, John

Frankenheimer, John Michael 1930-2002

John Frankenheimer Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Frankenheimer amerykański reżyse

John Frankenheimer réalisateur américain

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

프랑켄하이머, 존 1930-2002





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