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Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice) 1911-1977

Overview
Works: 73 works in 241 publications in 6 languages and 4,855 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Bible films  Religious films  Epic films  History  Historical films  Circus films  Show business films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fredric M Frank
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
The greatest show on Earth by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus. To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous competition in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Includes an incredible train wreck
El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,105 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 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
Samson and Delilah by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Bible's legendary strongman and the woman who seduces, then betrays him
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace-loving Chris Holden is a militiaman who buys and then frees beautiful indentured servant Abby Hale. When a supplier of illegal firearms covets Abby for himself, he sparks a vicious battle between an Indian tribe and a few brave colonists
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten commandments: Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
Samuel Bronston's El Cid by Fredric M Frank( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Cid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of Spain's immortal warrior-liberator who drove back the invading Islamic hordes in the 11th Century
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten commandments: Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
El Cid = Le Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dix commandements by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'
Le Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au Xème siècle après Jésus-Christ, l'Espagne est un pays ruiné, déchiré par les guerres fratricides entre les différentes provinces. Un homme va se lever, Rodrigue Diaz, qui deviendra célèbre sous le nom du Cid. Il va appeler tous les espagnols, chrétiens, juifs, musulmans à s'unir contre l'ennemi commun, le terrible et sanguinaire émir Youssouf, et resserrer les liens de la nation espagnole...Une superbe fresque, d'énormes moyens, 7 000 figurants, 35 navires, la bataille finale parmi les plus grandioses du septième art
Sous le plus grand chapiteau du monde by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brad Braden est un intransigeant directeur de cirque dont le seul but est que le spectacle puisse continuer, quoiqu'il arrive. Mais son chapiteau est sur le point de connaitre de grosses difficultés : il décide alors d'engager "le grand Sébastien", un audacieux trapéziste, afin de redorer le blason du cirque. Le talent de ce dernier provoque tout à la fois la jalousie et l'admiration de Dolly, la petite amie de Braden, jusqu'alors reine du trapèze. Ensemble, ils montent un numéro exceptionnel et rivalisent dans les airs en défiant la mort. Peu à peu le cœur de Dolly se met à balancer entre Brad et Sébastien. Ajoutez à cela un dresseur d'éléphant jaloux, des trafiquant et un adorable clown au lourd passé
Samson and Delilah by Jesse L Lasky( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript of the screenplay "Samson and Delilah" with 35 mm film frames from the original motion picture film. The screenplay was written by Laskey and Fredric M. Frank
El Cid by Fredric M Frank( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les conquérants d'un nouveau monde( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Cid( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of the 11th-century Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, better known as El Cid. 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 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
The Ten commandments( Visual )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the life of Moses, once favoured in the Pharaoh's household, who turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
El Cid( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Spain in the 11th century, this drama focuses on an uneasy truce between the Christians and the Moors. One of the most powerful Moorish Emirs, Mountamin honours a brave Knight, Rodrigo, with the title El Cid - "The Lord."
 
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Frank, Frederic M.

Frank Frederic M. 1911-1977

Frank Fredric 1911-1977

Fredric M. Frank Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1911-1977)

Fredric M. Frank amerikansk manusforfattar

Fredric M. Frank amerikansk manusförfattare

Fredric M. Frank amerikansk manusforfatter

Fredric M. Frank amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Fredric M. Frank scénariste américain

Fredric M. Frank US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Фредрик М. Франк Сценарист

פרדריק מ' פרנק

フランク, フレデリック・M.

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