WorldCat Identities

Davis, Owen 1874-1956

Overview
Works: 155 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 9,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fiction  History  Monologues (Drama)  Autobiographies  Biography  Detective and mystery plays  Silent films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Librettist, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS634, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Owen Davis
Best American plays : supplementary volume, 1918-1958 by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 17 plays which did not appear in the editor's earlier Best plays collections covering the period, 1918-1958
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

42 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Marsden is a Southern belle with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Although she is to be wed to Preston, the engagement is called off due to her insensitivity and unusual behavior. When Preston returns from the North married, Julie's pride and selfish nature resurfaces and she provokes a duel between Buck (Julie's ardent admirer) and Ted (Preston's brother) to the death. Later when a yellow fever epidemic strikes Preston, Julie goes to his side
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese peasant farmer grows rich with the help of his faithful wife. Tragedy follows when he betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped
Scenes for student actors : dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome : a dramatization of Edith Wharton's novel by Owen Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tragic 19th century love story. The main characters are Ethan Frome, his wife Zenobia, called Zeena, and her young cousin Mattie Silver. Frome and Zeena marry after she nurses his mother in her last illness. Although Frome seems ambitious and intelligent, Zeena holds him back. When her young cousin Mattie comes to stay on their New England farm, Frome falls in love with her. But the social conventions of the day doom their love and their hopes. The story forcefully conveys Wharton's abhorrence of society's unbending standards of loyalty. Written while Wharton lived in France but before her divorce (1913), Ethan Frome became one of the best known and most popular of her works. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icebound : a play by Owen Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama ... concerns a greedy New England family. The most broad-minded one of the bunch is Ben Jordan. Ben has a wild streak, and one day he accidentally sets fire to a barn, and has to leave home to avoid being prosecuted. When he learns that his mother is on her deathbed, he returns to find the rest of the family hovering over her like vultures. After she dies, and the will is read, everyone is surprised to find that she has left all her money to her ward, the very nice Jane Crosby. But there is a condition--Jane only gets the money if she marries Ben and straightens him out. Jane helps Ben with his legal trouble by bailing him out and having him work for her. But when Ben becomes infatuated with another girl, Jane decides to give up the money. Eventually, Ben realizes that he is a fool and reconciles with Jane. --www.fandango.com (description based on film of the play)
The detour : a play by Owen Davis( )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'd like to do it again by Owen Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world we live in : (the insect comedy) : a play in three acts with prologue and epilogue by Josef Čapek( Book )

3 editions published between 1933 and 1960 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All but a few of the characters are insects that are anthropomorphized (given human qualities). The brothers commented on human society in their place and time period (Czechoslovakia in the post-World War I era) via these insects
Just to remind you by Owen Davis( )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood; or, The merry outlaws of Sherwood forest by Owen Davis( )

4 editions published between 1923 and 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North, a comedy in three acts by Owen Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icebound by Owen Davis( )

5 editions published between 1923 and 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9.45 by Owen Davis( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Donovan affair by Owen Davis( )

5 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth guest by Owen Davis( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beware of widows. A comedy in three acts by Owen Davis( )

4 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cupid at Vassar by Owen Davis( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mile a minute Kendall by Owen Davis( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Owen Sr

Davis, Owen Sr 1874-1956

Owen Davis Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1874-1956)

Owen Davis US-amerikanischer Dramatiker

Όουεν Ντέιβις Αμερικανός δραματουργός

Оуэн Дэвис

אוון דיוויס

اوون دیویس نویسنده آمریکایی

أوين ديفيس

オーウェン・デイヴィス・Sr

欧文·戴维斯

Languages
English (156)

German (1)

French (1)

Arabic (1)