Cooper, Merian C.
Most widely held works about Merian C Cooper
Most widely held works by Merian C Cooper
King Kong ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.
The quiet man ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.
King Kong ( Visual )
110 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,421 libraries worldwide
Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate a strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. When Ann finds herself captured by the natives to become the bride of the mysterious Kong, the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of Kong. Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York.
King Kong by Delos Wheeler Lovelace ( Book )
42 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
The mighty gorilla, King Kong, is vanquished by his love for a woman.
King Kong ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A giant simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes.
She wore a yellow ribbon ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876.
Fort Apache ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and French and held by 773 libraries worldwide
This classic portrait of the old West depicts a military martinet calvary officer whose by-the-book tactics and ignorance of the western frontier cause him to lead his men into a fatal Apache ambush.
Rio Grande ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 769 libraries worldwide
A Cavalry unit on the Mexican border in the 1880s conducts a campaign against marauding Indians.
Flying down to Rio ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
This film, containing the first of many Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers partnerships, concerns a band in Rio. Songs include "The Carioca," "Orchids in the Moonlight," and the title song. Pilot and band leader Gene Raymond woos Dolores Del Rio, and then learns that she is engaged to a friend of his, after he flys her home to Rio. Fred & Ginger provide the musical moments. Notable for a brilliantly photographed finale with chorus girls on the wings of flying airplanes, the movie was the musical that broke with the rather contrived Busby Berkeley production and moved toward a closer integration of musical and narrative elements. Astaire's dance numbers come not as interruptions but as extensions of the plot.
The searchers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and French and held by 386 libraries worldwide
A Confederate war veteran tracks down the Indians who killed his brother and sister-in-law and carried off their daughter.
Grass a nation's battle for life ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three people were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes.
Mighty Joe Young ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Mighty Joe Young is a 15-foot African gorilla. His best friend and protector is Jill Young. Against her better judgment, Jill allows Joe to be brought to the States as a nightclub attraction. He later breaks loose and goes on a rampage.
The lost patrol ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
A terse drama about British cavalrymen lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I. They are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors.
Grass by Merian C Cooper ( Book )
11 editions published between 1925 and 1955 in 4 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
In 1924 Neophyte Filmakers Cooper & Schoedsack, along with journalist & sometimes Marguerite Harrison, found excitement, danger & unparalleled drama in the migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia. Twice a year people take their herds to pasture, surmounted impossible obstacles.
Anthony Browne's King Kong by Anthony Browne ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"King Kong es un gorila gigante, un mono enorme que vive en una isla remota. Su fascinante historia tiene batallas con dinosaurios, rescates audaces y escapes increíbles; emociones sin fin que culminan en ¡uno de los finales más famosos del cine!"--Cover.
Chang a drama of the wilderness ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 186 libraries worldwide
"Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his family who have settled a small patch of land on the edge of the jungle. Their existence is a constant struggle against the many wild animals around, "--Container.
King Kong : a novelization by Christopher Golden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
The novelization of the new film follows the discovery on a remote island of the giant ape, the beast's ill-fated affection for a young woman, and his capture and exploitation by greedy would-be entrepreneur Carl Denham.
Wagon master ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A Mormon wagon train headed for Utah hooks up with two horse traders, the members of a traveling medicine show, and a tribe of Navajo Indians. The group is threatened by a gang of outlaws who use the wagon train as a hideout.
Merian C. Cooper's King Kong by Joe DeVito ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Carl Denham prepares for a strange voyage to a distant island...an island where he hopes to make the most exciting movie of all time. First mate Jack Driscoll has concerns about the journey - concerns that only grow deeper when Denham talks a down-on-her-luck beauty named Ann Darrow into joining them. What waits for them at the end of the journey? More danger and excitement than any of the three could have imagined. Read by a full cast.
3 godfathers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 152 libraries worldwide
John Ford's Western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Fugitive bank robbers Robert, William and Pedro stand at a desert grave. Caring for the newborn infant of the woman they just buried will ruin any chance of escape. But they won't go back on their promise to her; they won't abandon little Robert William Pedro.
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Cooper, M. C. 1894-1973
Cooper, Merian 1893-1973
Cooper, Merian C.
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