WorldCat Identities

McCoy, Horace 1897-1955

Works: 218 works in 757 publications in 23 languages and 6,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Melodrama  Noir fiction  Biographical films  Western films  Sports films  Romance fiction  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Conceptor, Scribe, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Director, Adapter
Classifications: PS3525.A1715, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Horace McCoy
They shoot horses, don't they? by Horace McCoy( Book )

136 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 763 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. But, the underside of that Craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. [author's] classic American story captures that dark side in this powerful novel."--
They shoot horses don't they? by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of the Depression, an entire generation sought out the dance marathon as a means of survival
Kiss tomorrow good-bye : a novel by Horace McCoy( Book )

45 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a kind of success story. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar succeds in turning himself into a vicious and completely immoral criminal -- a man whose contempt for law, order, and human life drives him relentlessly into a career of unrelieved evil. He escapes from a chain gang to join a pack of gangsters and a millionaire's daughter falls in love with him, but eventually his past overtakes him."--
I should have stayed home by Horace McCoy( Book )

54 editions published between 1938 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ralph Carston, a handsome young man from Georgia, and roommate Mona Matthews work as extras and dream of Hollywood stardom when a courtroom fracas by Mona gives them a flash of notoriety. This leads to a swank Hollywood party and an introduction to Ethel Smithers, a rich older woman with a less than pure interest in Carston"--Publisher description
No pockets in a shroud by Horace McCoy( Book )

69 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman der skildrer en journalists kamp mod korruptionen i en amerikansk by i 1930erne
Gentleman Jim by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 329 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
Scalpel by Horace McCoy( Book )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Owen, an ex-miner from Coalville, Pennsylvania, becomes a successful surgeon In Pittsburgh. He must choose between two women and consequently, two lifestyles
The trail of the lonesome pine by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 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
Rage at dawn by Tim Whelan( Visual )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Barlow, an agent from Chicago, is hired to bring the notorious Reno brothers to justice, but the Reno gang includes a beautiful woman who catches Barlow's eye
Corruption city by Horace McCoy( )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 139 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
Texas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 139 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
The great Louisiana lottery : by Horace McCoy( )

2 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Dangerous mission (1954) : shooting script by Charles Bennett( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentleman Jim (1942) : draft script by Vincent Lawrence( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime novels : American noir of the thirties and forties( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty men( Visual )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Never was a bronc that couldn't be rode. Never was a cowboy that couldn't be throwed.' Spinning tales of big money made as a bronco buster, an ex-rodeo star wanders into the life of ranch hand Wes Merritt. Wes is won over, despite the protests of his wife, who, against her judgment, feels drawn to the stranger, too
On achève bien les chevaux by Horace McCoy( Book )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in French and held by 49 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]
Horace McCoy's I should have stayed home by Horace McCoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona and Ralph, two jobless roommates desperate to become stars, are introduced to Hollywood society after Mona curses a judge during a friend's trial. Ralph battles with his own corruption and loss of principle, as theft, prostitution and suicide wash them away
The lusty men (1952) : shooting script by Horace McCoy( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
They shoot horses don't they?
They shoot horses don't they?Kiss tomorrow good-bye : a novelI should have stayed homeNo pockets in a shroudGentleman JimCrime novels : American noir of the thirties and fortiesHorace McCoy's I should have stayed home
Alternative Names
Horace McCoy American writer

Horace McCoy americký spisovatel a scenárista

Horace McCoy Amerikaans auteur

Horace McCoy amerikai író, 1897-1955

Horace McCoy amerikansk manusforfattar

Horace McCoy amerikansk manusförfattare

Horace McCoy amerikansk manusforfatter

Horace McCoy amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Horace McCoy écrivain américain

Horace McCoy escritor estadounidense

Horace McCoy scriitor american

Horace McCoy scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Horace McCoy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Publizist und Drehbuchautor

Horace McCoy yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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-

Маккой, Хорас

הוראס מקוי

הוראס מקוי סופר אמריקאי

מק-קוי, ה.

מקקוי, הוראס

מקקוי, הורס

هوراس ماكوي، 1897-1955

هوراس مک‌کوی فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

맥코이, 호레이스 스탠리 1897-1955


マッコイ, ホレス