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Yordan, Philip

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El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

101 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member 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 vengence plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided between 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
Battle of the Bulge by Na jin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1944, it's five months after D-Day and most Americans think the back of the German army is broken. However, in a desperate attempt to buy enough time to fill the skies with their invincible new jets, the Germans launch one fast, furious offensive, the battle of the Bulge
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic dramatization of the life of Christ, from Bethlehem to the crucifixion and resurrection
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

76 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saloon owner Vienna battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Vienna and has been offered a job in her saloon. Nicholas Ray's epic western is considered one of the most original westerns of all time. The women are far tougher than the men and some saw a bizarre allegory for the McCarthy era Red Scare
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( Visual )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member 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 man from Laramie by Anthony Mann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member 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
The Big combo by Joseph H Lewis( Visual )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discouraged by his superior officers, but helped by a gangster'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
Dillinger by Max Nosseck( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member 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 bravados by Henry King( Visual )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member 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
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member 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 naked jungle by Byron Haskin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful owner of a South American plantation is wary of his mail-order bride. Both are threatened by killer ants
House of strangers by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member 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
God's Little Acre by Anthony Mann( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, primitive Georgia and its people are brought to life in this sadly comic tragedy. Poor white sharecropper Ty Ty Warden is convinced that a golden treasure lies hidden, buried away somewhere on his land. As his impoverished family languishes, he spends years digging holes in his land, rather than cultivating it. His obsession with finding the easy answer to life's problems is reflected by those around him, as they all seek their own impossible dreams.--Container
The Harder They Fall by Mark Robson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member 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
Drums in the deep South( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of two friends from West Point, who are now officers on the opposong sides in the Civil War. Major Clay Clayton has been charged with delaying General Sherman's advance on Atlanta. To accomplish this, he takes a group of volunteers to the summit of Devil's Mountain, in order to bomb the trains on the union supply line. His friend, union Major Will Denning, is charged with stopping the rebels and plans to blow up the mountain not knowing his West Point roommate is in charge of the rebels occupying Devils' Mountain
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1958 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Theatre, B.F. Kutcher and Harry Wagstaff Gribble present "Anna Lucasta," a comedy by Philip Yordan
Men in war by Anthony Mann( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Benson and Sergeant Montana are two soldiers trying to deal with the shock and devastation of war. Montana has been ordered to escort a colonel suffering from extreme battle fatigue to a field hospital for treatment. Meanwhile Benson₂s loyalty lies with his platoon and his mission to overtake a hill occupied by the enemy
55 days at Peking by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the fighting of the Boxer Rebellion, people from eleven foreign delegations take refuge in a walled compound
The day of the outlaw by André De Toth( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the forsaken town of Bitters, Wyoming, tensions between homesteaders and cattlemen are high. When a conflict erupts between a farmer and ruthless rancher Blaise Starrett, it appears that the icy relations in snow-covered Bitters are in danger of heating to a boil. But as a gang of outlaws under the leadership of Jack Bruhn rides into town and begins to further threaten the town's way of life, Starrett must find a way to save the town
Broken lance by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Devereau, a domineering cattle baron, rules with a ruthless hand. His three sons by a previous marriage resent the love he has for his Indian wife and their son, Joe. Joe agrees to go to jail for a crime his father commits. When he returns years later, he finds Matt has died and his vengeful brothers control the land
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Alternative Names
Philip Yordan American screenwriter and actor

Philip Yordan Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1914-2003)

Philip Yordan amerykański scenarzysta, aktor i producent filmowy

Philip Yordan sceneggiatore e attore staatunitense

Philip Yordan US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Yordan, Philip 1914-2003

Yordan, Philipp 1914-2003

Филип Йордан

פיליפ יורדן

فیلیپ یوردان فیلمنامه‌نویس و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

フィリップ・ヨーダン アメリカの脚本家、映画プロデューサー


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