Most widely held works about Philip Yordan
Most widely held works by Philip Yordan
El Cid ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.
King of kings ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament.
The man from Laramie ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west.
Dillinger ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Traces Dillinger's violent career from his early days through his rise to the top of the FBI most-wanted list, and concludes with the well-known "lady in red" betrayal that left Dillinger a bullet-riddled corpse on a dark Chicago street.
The fall of the Roman Empire ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities.
The Big combo ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Discouraged by his superior officers, but helped by a ganster's former girl friend, a dedicated detective lieutenant doggedly continues his investigation to obtain evidence that would convict the head gangster of a crime syndicate.
The Fall of the Roman Empire ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The Roman Empire is at the height of its glory in 180 A.D., but slowly crumbling under its own corruption and the barbarians from the north and east.
Johnny Guitar ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
When the railroad finally comes to a frontier boomtown, so does trouble. An enterprising business woman (Crawford) not only controls the nearby profitable gambling, she's also been buying up enough property to make her the most powerful person in town. Her arch rival (McCambridge) sets out to stop her and force her out of town. The arrival of Johnny Guitar (Hayden), delays, but cannot prevent, a violent showdown between the two power-hungry women. The video includes the original theatrical trailer, and an introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Battle of the Bulge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and French and held by 241 libraries worldwide
In December of 1944 the defeat of Nazi Germany seemed imminent after five tragic years of war. But suddenly, the Allies were faced with a ferocious surprise attack by the Germans on the Belgian front. With deadly new tanks, fresh troops and a cunning commander, the Third Reich was about to make one last vicious assault that could easily turn the tide of World War II and perhaps history.
House of strangers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"When Max Monetti first gets out of prison, life seems good. The bank founded by his father and now run by his brothers is thriving. The society woman he loves has waited seven long years for him. But for Max, every day of those seven years was filled with hatred. And when he learns that his father died because he was squeezed out of the bank by the brothers after Max took a rap for him, that hatred bubbles to the surface, obliterating everything, even the love of his woman."--Booklet.
The naked jungle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A powerful, brooding plantation owner in the wild South American jungle along with his charming American mail order bride are threatened by the advance of relentless killer ants who are making their way across the jungle.
Sidney Kingsley's detective story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
An embittered cop neglects his wife as he leads a New York precinct of characters in their grim battle with the city's lowlife.
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1945 and 1950 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Howard Theatre, B.F. Kutcher and Harry Wagstaff Gribble present "Anna Lucasta," a comedy by Philip Yordan.
Drums in the deep South ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other.
Houdini ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container.
The harder they fall ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Humphrey Bogart stars as a sportswriter who joins forces with a corrupt boxing promoter. Together, they scheme to deceive a clumsy, seven-foot giant into believing he has a shot at the heavyweight title.
Houdini ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Tony Curtis is the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world's most captivating magician and escape artist. From his beginnings as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man.
Anna Lucasta ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"When wild child Anna Lucasta is thrown out of the house by her self-righteous father, she falls into a life of prostitution ... and into the arms of street-wise sailor Danny Johnson. But after Anna shocks them all by finally finding true love with a well-heeled young suitor, her unforgiving father sets a vengeful plan in motion to remind his daughter of her sordid past ... and destroy her future forever!"--Container.
55 days at Peking ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
A small handful of European men, women, and children from eleven foreign delegations become trapped and beseiged during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
The bravados ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 111 libraries worldwide
An expert tracker and gunman (Peck) follows four violent men who he believes have raped and murdered his wife. He tracks down the criminals one by one-- until the stunning, powerful conclusion reveals a terrible secret that leaves him more desperate for salvation than revenge.
Action and adventure films Bible. Bible films Christian films Cid,--ca. 1043-1099 Commodus,--Emperor of Rome,--161-192 Detectives Dillinger, John,--1903-1934 Drama Emperors Emperors--Succession Epic films Escape artists Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangster films Gangsters Historical films Historical films History Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926 Jesus Christ Justice Magicians Man-woman relationships Marcus Aurelius,--Emperor of Rome,--121-180 Muslims New York (State)--New York Political science Religious films Revenge Rome Sabotage South America Spain United States Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War wounds West (U.S.) Western films Western films World War (1939-1945)
Multiple languages (38)
No Linguistic content (4)