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Ankrum, Morris 1897-1964

Works: 65 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 2,716 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Horror films  Science fiction films  Hopalong Cassidy films 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about  Morris Ankrum Publications about Morris Ankrum
Publications by  Morris Ankrum Publications by Morris Ankrum
posthumous Publications by Morris Ankrum, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Morris Ankrum
Most widely held works by Morris Ankrum
In a lonely place by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The celebrity-obsessed coat check girl at his hangout has, however, and is happy to come home with him and give him a synopsis. Abruptly woken at 5:00 AM by a police detective, Dix learns that the girl was found murdered, and he was the last person to see her alive. Laurel gives him an alibi, and they begin seeing each other. Is Dix a lovable rebel, a disillusioned, cynical know-it-all, or a cold-blooded killer? How much danger will Laurel be in if she attempts to find out?
The Harvey girls by George Sidney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar
Invaders from Mars by William Cameron Menzies ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young boy is awakened during a storm to witness a flying saucer land in the field behind his home. No one will believe his story as, one by one, the townspeople are captured and put under the control of sinister forces from the planet Mars! Brilliantly created by visionary set designer and director William Cameron Menzies with a haunting musical score by Raoul Kraushaar, this golden age sci-fi classic has lost none of its chilling power. Surreal imagery brought to terrifying life in a Cinecolor world just beyond our nightmares!
Earth vs. the flying saucers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aliens are everywhere and they're attacking planet Earth. Dr. Russell Marvin works for Operation Skyhook, a government task force sending rockets into space to probe for future space flights. But when the rockets begin mysteriously disappearing, Dr. Marvin investigates along with his wife Carol, only to find the rockets are being intercepted by an army of space aliens who give humanity an ultimatum: loyalty or death. As the aliens begin attacking cities and landmarks across the Earth--including an unforgettable assault on Washington, D.C.--it's up to Dr. Marvin and his wife to figure out how to stop these diabolical creatures before it's too late
Rocketship X-M ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four men and one woman take off to the Moon but are knocked off course by a meteor shower. They are forced to land on Mars, a planet devastated by atomic warfare and populated by deadly radiation-scarred mutants
We were strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It's been seven long years since his people last tasted freedom. So when Cuban-born expatriate Tony Fenner finally returns to Havana, he joins the Organization, a small band of revolutionaries dedicated to ending the tyrannical rule of President Gerardo Machado. Aided by fellow rebel China Valdes, Fenner proceeds with his audacious master plan: to execute the head of the senate and then assassinate all of Cuba's leaders at his well-attended state funeral. And so, as the secret police race to stop them, Fenner and Valdes tunnel beneath the cemetery, where they intend to detonate a bomb so powerful, it will wipe out Machado's entire government with one blow."--Container
Cattle queen of Montana by Barbara Stanwyck ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sierra Nevada Jones, a feisty young woman, attempts to stake her claim in the cattle business despite threats from greedy land grabbers and their hired killers. Undercover agent Farrell comes to her rescue, even though he is in the midst of a separate investigation to find out who's been provoking the local Indian tribes into attacking the whites
Beginning of the end ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An entomologist struggles to find a way to deliver Chicago from a swarm of giant locusts before the military resorts to wiping out the city, locusts and all, by dropping an atomic bomb
Kronos ravager of planets ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists at a "Top Secret" Atomic Research Laboratory are taken over by strange fantastic control devices launched from an orbiting space ship inhabited by a hostile super-intelligence from beyond the stars. Simultaneously, a gigantic flying saucer crashes in the the Gulf of Mexico and Kronos, a giant metalic monolith monster emerges. Unstoppable, it slashes across the countryside draining the earth of all it's electrical energy and beaming it into space. Kronos, a weapon so perfect in design it absorbs a direct hit by a Hydrogen bomb and becomes that much more powerful
Flight to Mars ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An expedition team lands on the planet Mars and discovers an advanced underground society
The veil ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten horror stories hosted by legendary horror actor Boris Karloff
The man behind the gun Thunder over the plains ; Riding shotgun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tall Randolph Scott is every inch a hero in three bullet-laced westerns. The secessionist fervor of the 1850s comes to California, and undercover Army officer Scott aims to thwart the separatist passions in The man behind the gun. There's Thunder over the plains and lightning in Scott's holsters in the second film. He portrays an Army captain assigned to a lawless area of Texas after the Civil War. Next, Scott is Riding shotgun and heading into a whirlwind of trouble: a mob bent on vigilante justice wrongly suspects him of robbing a stagecoach. An action bull's-eye all the way!"--Container
Sam Katzman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zombies of Mora Tau: Loopy adventure about a sunken ship's cargo of diamonds guarded by its zombified crew members
The Light of the western stars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ranch foreman is saved from becoming an outlaw by a pretty girl that believes in him
Hopalong Cassidy, Hills of old Wyoming North of the Rio Grande ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hills of Old Wyoming: Cattle rustlers raid the Bar-20 Ranch and hide on the Indian reservation, where things are not as they seem. North of the Rio Grande: Hopalong's brother Buddy is killed, and to find the villain Hopalong poses as a bandit seeking to join a gang of thieves
Hopalong Cassidy, Trail dust Borderland ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trail dust: Famine threatens the country and Hoppy leads a huge cattle drive to feed the starving, but profiteers try to sabotage it. Borderland: Hoppy goes undercover as a bandit to catch the mysterious criminal known as The Fox, and must mistreat his own friends to protect his cover
Giant from the unknown ( )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hideous monster from beyond the grave! A small California mountain community is terrorized by a murderous monster that is stalking the townspeople and savagely murdering them. The undead thing is believed to be the incarnation of an infamous Spanish Conquistador who was killed in the mountain during an Indian raid. Filmed in scenic Big Bear, California, this drive-in thriller is the first film effort of '50s cult filmmaker Richard Cunha and one of the last films of monster make-up artist Jack Pierce
The light of western stars ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drifter (Gene Stewart, played by Victor Jory), who is helping a group of rebels in Mexico, must join Texas ranchers in their fight against gunrunners. Romance also is a factor as the friction between ranchers and gunrunners leads to a final showdown
Taza, son of Cochise by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The two sons of Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler) have conflicting views of the white men who trepass on their land; Taza (Rock Hudson) argues for peaceful co-existence but his younger brother Naiche (Bart Roberts) joins Geronimo on the warpath"--Container
Mystery science theater 3000 the movie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created a scheme that he hopes will gain him world domination. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them the worst ever B-movie to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. The guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, and they are forced to witness this truly horrible movie -- including a lobster creature dressed in slacks. Now it will have to be up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth
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Alternative Names
Ankrum, Morri 1896-1964
Ankrum, Morri, 1897-1964
Ankrum, Morris, d. 1964
Morris, Stephen 1896-1964
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