WorldCat Identities

McCoy, Horace 1897-1955

Overview
Works: 224 works in 591 publications in 6 languages and 5,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Pictorial works  History  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Scribe, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Director
Classifications: PS3525.A1715, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Horace McCoy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Horace McCoy
They shoot horses don't they? by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of the Depression, an entire generation sought out the dance marathon as a means of survival. Gig Young won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as the contest promoter
They shoot horses, don't they? by Horace McCoy ( Book )
50 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at that time seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money dancing the hours away for cash, for weeks at a time. But the underside of that craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. A lurid tale of dancing and desperation: Horace McCoy's classic American novel captures the dark side of the 1930s
Gentleman Jim by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boxer James J. Corbett, the bank clerk turned World Champion who elevated boxing from bare-knuckled brawling to the sport of skill it is today
I should have stayed home by Horace McCoy ( Book )
25 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McCoy’s classic, slyly funny novel about a pair of young actors trying to make it in a pitiless Hollywood For aspiring actor Ralph Carston, all roads lead to Hollywood—but none seem to be direct or easy. The handsome Georgia native immediately finds that his Southern accent is one strike against him, though he manages to eke out a living as an extra alongside his pretty roommate Mona Matthews. But the big break for these two young hopefuls finally arrives in a curious way. When their third roommate is sentenced to three years in prison for shoplifting, Mona’s emotional courtroom outburst wins her and Ralph notoriety—and entrée into new social circles. Ralph becomes the self-loathing plaything of Ethel Smithers, a wealthy widow who promises much but has no interest in delivering. Mona faces romantic nightmares of her own while also being blacklisted for joining a union. A precursor to Sunset Boulevard, and reminiscent of Nathanael West, I Should Have Stayed Home is a fantastically hardboiled portrait of Tinseltown in the thirties. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy
Kiss tomorrow goodbye by Horace McCoy ( )
15 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McCoy’s hardboiled noir classic, about an Ivy League graduate’s criminal rampage through the seedy underground and glitzy high society of an unnamed American city To escape prison, Ralph Cotter uses the same genius for planning and penchant for cold-hearted violence that helped earn him a spot in the slammer in the first place. On the lam in a city where he knows nobody, Cotter has nothing to lose, no conscience to hold him back, and no limit to his twisted ambition. But in the midst of a criminal spree, a grift leads him to the boudoir of wealthy heiress Margaret Dobson, a woman with the power to peel back the rotten layers of his psyche and reveal the damaged soul beneath. Vicious and thrilling, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a look at one man’s relentless attack on American society, conjuring one of the most memorable antiheros of twentieth-century noir fiction. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy
Scalpel by Horace McCoy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning home in the wake of his brother’s death, a successful man must grapple with his coal-town roots For four generations, Colonel Tom Owen’s family has been defined by the coal business. Having pulled himself out of the mines and through college, Tom is now a celebrated army surgeon who served in Europe under General Patton. But when his younger brother dies in a mine accident, he returns to their hometown of Coalville, Pennsylvania, where he confronts his grieving mother and learns the real cause of his brother’s death. Tom resents the coalmines, and his new medical practice is dedicated largely to healing miners injured in them. Despite his distinguished career, he starts to have doubts about his value—both as a surgeon, and a human being. Tom has two paths before him, and his professional and personal destinies hang in the balance. This tale of going home again is one that will resonate with readers long after the final page. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy
No pockets in a shroud a novel by Horace McCoy ( Book )
27 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this ingenious novel, a passionate journalist takes on his city’s rampant corruption Mike Dolan is a widely read columnist, but he’s intensely frustrated by his newspaper’s attitude toward the truth. All the articles he’s most keen to run—about a rich youth escaping punishment in a drunk-driving accident, a supremacist group called the Crusaders, or a pennant-winning baseball team found to be throwing games—are precisely the ones his editor wants to shelve, caring only to keep lucrative advertising relationships intact. Dolan finally has had enough, and borrows money from friends to launch a magazine of his own. Although he’s now free to boldly speak truth to power and pursue his most important scoops, the move comes with grave consequences for his love life—and his life, period. As Dolan steps on toes and dodges fists, No Pockets in a Shroud showcases McCoy’s fast-paced, suspenseful style. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy
Rage at dawn by Tim Whelan ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the real life escapades of the infamous Reno Brothers gang, this double-barreled western adventure stars Randolph Scott as the tough, two-fisted Chicago special agent assigned to bring the outlaws to justice
The trail of the lonesome pine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the backwoods of the Blue Ridge Mountains, two men are caught in the middle of a bitter feud between two families while fighting for the romantic attention of a beautiful woman
Horace McCoy's kiss tomorrow goodbye by Horace McCoy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Phi Beta Kappa scholar turns himself into a vicious and completely immoral criminal. He escapes from a chain gang, but eventually his past overtakes him
Texas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy/action-adventure western about two confederate veterans aimlessly wandering around Texas after the Civil War. They go their separate ways, then eventually both end up falling in love with the rancher's daughter
Corruption city a novel by Horace McCoy ( )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young law professor is hired to clean up a city strangled by corruption. Nemo Crespi's organization has a hand in everything from gambling rackets to hotels to newspapers. To combat him, the governor needs a special prosecutor he can trust, someone free of political ambitions . . . someone like John Conroy, a twenty-nine-year-old law professor as unlikely for the prosecutor job as anyone. Cynical, hardscrabble Conroy is reluctant to accept, until he realizes that the work will put his theory - that all power corrupts - to a welcome real-life test. It will be a formidable mission, and not just because of the caliber of the enemy. Conroy's own father, a cop promoted to the role of chief investigator, has a close friend in Crespi's ranks, and he knows his fair share of dirty secrets. As the investigation gains speed, Conroy and those closest to him will have to grapple with the full reach of the vicious syndicate
Best short stories from the Southwest by Hilton Ross Greer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime novels : American noir of the thirties and forties ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On achève bien les chevaux by Horace McCoy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce roman de moeurs à résonnance criminelle a fait l'objet d'un film homonyme célèbre de Sydney Pollack en 1969. [SDM]
Un linceul n'a pas de poches by Horace McCoy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in French and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ce livre de McCoy est le réquisitoire le plus violent - le plus dépourvu d'espoir aussi - qui puisse être dressé contre ce qu'on appelle " l'ordre établi ". Un réquisitoire, d'ailleurs, qui dépasse de beaucoup l'époque de la civilisation qu'il vise - notre époque, notre civilisation - pour atteindre ce qu'il y a de plus ancien, et peut-être d'éternel, dans la condition de l'homme : la perpétuelle soumission de la vérité au mensonge, par la lâcheté et l'hypocrisie des individus
Acaso no matan a los caballos? ; Luces de Hollywood by Horace McCoy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dangerous mission (1954) shooting script by Charles Bennett ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Louisiana lottery draft script, never produced by Horace McCoy ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gentleman Jim (1942) draft script by Vincent Lawrence ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Coy, Horace
Mac Coy, Horace 1897-1955
MacCoy, Horace
MacCoy, Horace 1897-1955
Mc Coy, Horace
Mc Coy, Horace 1897-1955
McCoy, Horace
McCoy, Horace, 1897-
هوراس ماكوي، 1897-1955
マッコイ, ホレス
Languages
English (183)
French (41)
Spanish (26)
German (5)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
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