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McCoy, Horace 1897-1955

Overview
Works: 171 works in 587 publications in 21 languages and 5,604 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Writer of accompanying material, Scribe, Conceptor, Adapter, Director
Classifications: PS3525.A1715, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Horace McCoy
They shoot horses, don't they? by Horace McCoy ( Book )
125 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 777 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
They shoot horses don't they? by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To show the true wearing down process of a Depression era dance marathon and to give the actors a genuine sense of exhaustion, Sidney Pollack shot this entire film in sequence. To make the weariness even more vivid, Jane Fonda and Red Buttons also rehearsed dancing twelve hours straight
Kiss tomorrow goodbye by Horace McCoy ( Book )
32 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 442 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
I should have stayed home a novel by Horace McCoy ( Book )
25 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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
Gentleman Jim by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 326 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
No pockets in a shroud a novel by Horace McCoy ( Book )
60 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 303 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
Scalpel a novel by Horace McCoy ( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 272 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
Rage at dawn by Tim Whelan ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Reno gang has been terrorizing the region and has secured a safe haven by buying off some crooked town officials. A government agent is sent in to bust up the gang by posing as a crook in order to infiltrate the gang. Problems arise for the agent when he falls in love with the gang's sister
Corruption city a novel by Horace McCoy ( )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 143 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 bec
The trail of the lonesome pine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 141 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
Texas ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 128 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
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
Tales of life in the southwest by southwesterners
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
Dangerous mission (1954) shooting script by Charles Bennett ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gentleman Jim (1942) draft script by Vincent Lawrence ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lusty men (1952) shooting script by Horace McCoy ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J'aurais dû rester chez nous by Horace McCoy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They shoot horses, don't they ; Kiss tomorrow goodbye ; No pockets in a shroud ; I should have stayed home by Horace McCoy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad for each other the glass wall ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad for each other: A surgeon returning home from the Korean War gets drawn into a questionable lifestyle when he falls in with a socialite divorcee in his hometown. Her charms prove to be too much to resist, raising the concerns of of mother and a pretty young nurse
 
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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 (198)
French (53)
Spanish (31)
Danish (15)
Catalan (11)
Polish (4)
Czech (4)
Dutch (4)
Portuguese (3)
Croatian (3)
Finnish (3)
Turkish (3)
German (3)
Basque (3)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Italian (1)
Persian (1)
Russian (1)
Serbian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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