WorldCat Identities

Davis, Frank 1897-1984

Overview
Works: 54 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 3,071 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  War films  Comedy films  Musical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Short films  Western films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Lyricist, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Davis
John Frankenheimer's The train( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1944 the Allied army is closing in on Paris. German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim steals a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. When a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche, a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string ... and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director."--Container
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl in turn of the century Brooklyn who adores her charming but irreponsible father and resents her mother who tries to hold the family together
Jim Thorpe, All-American( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Thorpe, a Native American athlete who gained international recognition for his excellence in many different sports
Springfield rifle by André De Toth( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Cooper plays Lex Kearney, a U.S. Army major posing as a Confederate sympathizer. Kearney's ruse unmasks rustlers of Union horses, even though his true allegiance is revealed. Ultimately, the major and his troops are outmanned and outgunned. But with the experimental weapon that makes one man the equal of five, they won't be outfought
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Elia Kazan( Visual )

36 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn slums, as seen from the eyes of a bright young girl who is charmed by her drunken father
The Train by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings, and it's up to him to stop the train
The Indian fighter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Hawks, a loner and former Indian fighter, helps a tribe of Sioux Indians battle a group of whiskey traders after gold on their land. He does this for two reasons: because is enamored of the chief's daughter, and because he is trying to protect the wagon train that he is leading
It's a wonderful world by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's a private eye on the run from a conspiracy rap in a phony murder case. She's a dizzy poet he takes hostage, and takes on the adventure of her life to track down the real killer. Naturally, despite constant peril and the PI's penchant for goofball disguises, romance blooms. Join two iconic stars in a comic world that's wacky, witty and completely wonderful
The jazz singer by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish cantor's son breaks with his family to become a popular music singer
The woman on the beach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy feels trapped, lacking the will to break free of her husband Tod, a famed painter whose career and eyesight she destroyed during a violent quarrel. A war-traumatized sailor, eager to claim Peggy for himself, is convinced Tod feigns blindness to control her. To prove it, he'll take Tod for a stroll along the seaside cliffs and watch as the artist nears the edge. Filled with primal lust, bold imagery and murderous hearts, 'The Woman on the Beach' is Jean Renoir's fever dream of a film noir
The devil is a sissy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No squealers, that's the rule. And Claude Pierce, a child of privilege eager to throw in with two rough-and-tumble lower East Siders, aims to live by it. But through their adventures, the three would-be toughs discover another rule: it's harder to go straight than to live a life of crime"--Container
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A deformed bell ringer at Notre Dame cathedral in late 15th century France rescues a gypsy girl from the evil intentions of her guardian. Dance, girl, dance: Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string-- and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. The Spanish main: Laurent Van Horn, a Dutch sea captain, is shipwrecked on the coast of Cartagena, a Spanish-held island. Sentenced to be hanged, Van Horn and his crew escape from jail and take up piracy as revenge against Spain. Soon afterward, they capture a ship carrying Francesca, the fiance of Cartagena's corrupt governor Don Alvarado. Van Horn vengefully forces Francesca to marry him instead, which causes dissension at the Pirate colony of Tortuga. The wings of eagles: Cmdr. Frank 'Spig' Wead was a pioneer aviator, renowned screenwriter (whose works included John Ford's They Were Expendable) and a man of war. The skies beckoned Spig to action; a crippling injury ultimately left him powerless to act, propelling him to discover the power of his pen
Remember the day( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly schoolteacher reminisces about a nominee for president who use to be her student
Spring fever by Edward Sedgwick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golf nut Jack Kelly gets a chance to play golf at an exclusive club. There he pursues Allie Monte telling her he is a wealthy golf pro. When she learns the truth she'll have nothing to do with him. In the end love prevails as Kelly becomes a golf champion and wins the girl as well
Fighting Father Dunne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is the early 20th century in the city of St. Louis where Father Dunne, a tough but kind-hearted parish priest, befriends a group of unfortunate newsboys. A tough lot, but as the kindly Father knows, there's no such thing as a bad boy
The jazz singer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish cantor's son breaks with his family to become a popular music singer
The boy from Oklahoma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wandering across the New Mexico territory, law student Tom Brewster mails his final exam from Bluerock, a corrupt town whose sheriff was recently killed. So when the stagecoach is robbed and the letters stolen, Tom is offered the lawman's position when it's learned he won't carry a gun. Armed with only a rope and his wits, Tom attempts to clean up the town and track down the killers without ending up in Boot Hill." -- Container
La femme sur la plage by Jean Renoir( Visual )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le garde-côte Scott Burnett est un ancien marin américain qui revit en cauchemar le naufrage de son patrouilleur pendant la guerre. Il surprend, près d'une épave, une jeune femme. Celle-ci est l'épouse d'un peintre devenu aveugle
What a wonderful girl you are by Max Prival( )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Davis, Frank b. 1890

Davis, Frank T.

Davis Frank T. 1897-1984

Frank Davis Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1897-1984)

Frank Davis sceneggiatore statunitense

Frank Davis US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Фрэнк Дэвис

فرانك ديفيس كاتب سيناريو ومنتج أفلام أمريكي

Languages
English (119)

German (8)

Spanish (3)

French (1)