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Yordan, Philip

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El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

96 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,177 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 vengeance 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 assassnated 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 )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is five days after D-Day. The majority of the American army believes that the German army is broken and in disarray. The Germans, however, feel differently and launch a massive attack on the Allied troops in the hopes that ground action will buy enough time to bring in their new jets
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member 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
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

73 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 797 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 )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 735 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 )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 604 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 )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discouraged by his superior officers, a 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 445 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 )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expert tracker and gunman Jim Douglas heads a posse to track down four escaped convicts who raped and murdered his wife
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 348 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 )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member 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
House of strangers by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 290 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
Detective story by William Wyler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 275 WorldCat member 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
The Harder They Fall by Mark Robson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 251 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
God's Little Acre by Anthony Mann( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 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
Drums in the deep South( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
Anna Lucasta by Philip Yordan( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1958 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl making her way through life as a prostitute seeks forgiveness from her family. The Lucastas, working-class people in a coal mining town, are selfish people whose daughter, Anna, has left home to lead what they consider a "life of shame" in the city. Rudolf, the son of a friend, comes to visit them on the suggestion of his father. He has several hundred dollars in his pocket and is eager to marry. The family decides that the youth is a hick, but there is a chance to marry off Anna "respectably". However, Rudolf turns out to be rather attractive and graduated from an agriculture college. When Anna returns home, she is fascinated by him and the two fall in love, though she is still in love with her sailor boyfriend Danny. Anna gradually awakens to find out what it means to be treated by a kind young man. For Anna is not a degenerate, but a high spirited girl driven from home by her father's puritanical cruelty. Without telling Rudolf about her past, she agrees to marry him. But on her wedding day, Danny shows up. Anna, believing that a life with Rudolf is impossible, returns to her old haunts in the city. Rudolf realizes he loves Anna more deeply, and sets out to find her. He makes her realizes his love for her and they go off together
Men in war by Anthony Mann( Visual )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Korea, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting
55 days at Peking by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war drama. When the Boxers lay siege to the International Compound in Peking in 1900, five hundred men led by an American marine officer and a British envoy survive fifty-five days of fighting before they receive help
The day of the outlaw by André De Toth( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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
 
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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

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菲臘·約爾丹

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