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MacDonald, J. Farrell 1875-1952

Works: 135 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 4,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Western films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Romance films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about J. Farrell MacDonald
Most widely held works by J. Farrell MacDonald
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
My darling Clementine( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Other men's women: Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured. The purchase price: Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie
The Iron Horse by John Ford( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man pursues his murdered father's dream of the first transcontinental railroad, overcoming impossible odds, greedy officials, crooked Indians, and his father's killer to unite the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways
Edna Ferber's Show Boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler
No man of her own( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambler on the run meets and marries a librarian after she wins a coin toss
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Sunrise : a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive country man falls for a cold-blooded city woman who persuades him to drown his wife in order to be with her
Captains of the clouds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of bush pilots from Northern Canada feel their patriotic spirit roused during Winston Churchill's famous "Blood, sweat and tears" radio speech to pump up the British/Allied morale. They decide to enlist as pilots, only to find their age and attitude working against them. One of the pilots, Brian McLean, finds that his commander is the former boyfriend of his wife. To make matters worse, Brian needs to do things his way, leading to a tragedy from which he must redeem himself
Meet John Doe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
Origins of the fantasy feature : the patchwork girl of Oz (1914) and A Florida enchantment (1914)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patchwork girl of Oz: "whimsical fairy tale" about munchkins in the land of Oz ; A Florida enchantment: the unusual fable about a woman who discovers magic seeds that transform women into men (and men into women)
Hangman's house by John Ford( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hangman's house: Before he dies, a father tries to marry off his daughter to a man she despises. Meanwhile, the exiled patriot Hogan returns to Ireland to kill the man responsible for his sister's suicide-- her fiance. 3 bad men: A young woman and her father travel west with a wagon train. After her father is murdered, she enlists the help of three outlaws to finish his dream of participating in the land rush
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Riffraff by J. Walter Ruben( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman and a cannery worker fall in love, but their life thereafter is hardly idyllic
Susannah of the Mounties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescued after barely surviving an Indian attack on the Canadian frontier, cute orphan Susannah Sheldon befriends the Mounties, especially Inspector "Monty" Montague. The adorable Susannah also proves to be a capable negotiator between the tribes and the Mounties
The painted desert( Visual )

10 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western prospectors Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates
The light of the western stars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ranch foreman is saved from becoming an outlaw by a pretty girl that believes in him
The Maltese falcon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon: The first adaptation of The Maltese falcon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young farmer who comes near murdering his wife, only to love her more in the end
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Alternative Names
J. Farrell MacDonald acteur et réalisateur américain

J. Farrell MacDonald actor & Director

J. Farrell MacDonald americký herec a režisér

J. Farrell MacDonald Amerikaans acteur (1875-1952)

J. Farrell MacDonald amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

J. Farrell MacDonald atttore e regista statunitense


Mac Donald J. Farrell 1875-1952

MacDonald Farrell 1875-1952

MacDonald, John Farrell 1875-1952

MacDonald. Joseph Farrell 1875-1952

Mc Donald J. Farrell 1875-1952

McDonald J. Farrell 1875-1952

Макдональд, Джозеф Фаррелл

جی. فارل مک‌دانلد

جی. فارل مک‌دانلد بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

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