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Jordan, Glenn 1936-

Works: 112 works in 329 publications in 3 languages and 9,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Television programs  Case studies 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about Glenn Jordan
Most widely held works by Glenn Jordan
Sarah plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Visual )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the year 1910, New Englander Sarah Wheaton answers an ad for a mail-order bride placed by Kansas farmer Jacob Witting, a widower rearing two children. She begins a 30 day trial period as their guest and enthusiastically assumes all motherly responsibilities. As the days pass, this lonely, motherless family gradually opens their hearts to Sarah and slowly comes to terms with their painful past. Their lives again become spontaneous and magical. Love and respect replace fear and distrust as they join together as a family"--Container
The Displaced person by Flannery O'Connor( Visual )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: The title of this film, based on a short story by Flannery O'Connor, refers to Guizac, a Polish refugee who, after being displaced during World War II, comes to work on the Georgia farm owned by Mrs. McIntyre, the widow of a judge. In fact, he does not feature all that prominently and instead the story focuses on the effect his arrival has on those already there. At first Mrs. McIntyre is delighted by the newcomer's efficiency and industriousness, though his co-workers, both white and black, have their doubts. An obvious outsider, it is felt that he will not fit in and his commitment to his work causes resentment. Then, when his employer learns that he is intending to bring out his cousin by means of an arranged marriage to a black farm worker, she starts changing her mind and decides to fire him. However, before she can do so, an unprevented accident occurs.... Introduced by actress Colleen Dewhurst, the film features Irene Worth, Shirley Stoler, Lane Smith and John Houseman in the leading roles
Barbarians at the gate ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbarians at the Gate recounts the events surrounding the 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the biggest history at the time, and widely considered to be a textbook example of corporate and executive greed. This story of high stakes, betrayal, and one-upsmanship begins when RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson chooses to buy out his own company to deflect shareholder backlash when an expensive project fails. This attempt ignites a power struggle between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis, who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco himself. In this film, viewers used to looking in from the outside on high-profile leveraged buyouts and mega-buck financial struggles get an insider's perspective--and not just any insider--the man at the very top
Sarah, plain & tall ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Russian and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of a perilous winter, a mysterious stranger arrives at Jacob and Sarah's isolated Kansas farm. The stranger is John Whiting, the father who abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was a young child, and Jacob is tormented by the feelings of resentment and neglect that his father's return brings to the surface in him
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies. When he is urged to move on with his life by one of them, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend
To dance with the white dog ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly man who had recently lost his wife of 50 years loses his will to live until a white dog appears which he believes is her spirit
Sarah, plain & tall Winter's end ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious stranger appears at the Kansas farm of Jacob and Sarah Witting. The stranger is Jacob's father, John, who abandoned him and his mother when he was a child. Although John establishes relationships with Sarah and his grandchildren, he struggles to reconcile with his son. Third part of a trilogy
The eccentricities of a nightingale by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner portrays the sensitive spinster Alma Winemiller in this 1948 drama by Tennessee Williams, a radically revised version of his earlier play Summer and Smoke, set in Mississippi at the turn of the century. Frustrated with longing for the socially prominent young doctor next door, the eccentric, highly emotional minister's daughter decides to settle for one night with him in a rented hotel room."--Container
Victor Hugo's Les miserables ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployed woodworker Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister and her children, but is caught and sentenced to five years in prison. He escapes, and is pursued relentlessly by fanatical Inspector Javert. Hugo's novel expresses his humanitarian interest in the suffering of the common people
Tennessee Williams' A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in sultry New Orleans, Blanche DuBois attempts to maintain the pretence of a pampered Southern belle whilst forced to stay in her sister Stella's poverty-row flat. Stella's brutish husband, Stanley Kowalski, takes an instant dislike to Blanche and constantly chips away at her dilusional world. Ravaging her pride as well as her body, Stanley drives Blanche deeper and deeper into madness
Paradise lost by Clifford Odets( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1932 during the depression, the story unfolds in the modest two-family home of Leo and Clara Gordon as misfortune strikes
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables by Victor Hugo( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugo's story of escaped convict Jean Valjean, who is aided by a good bishop and pursued relentlessly by the fanatical Inspector Javert, expresses the author's humanitarian interest in the suffering of the common people
Dragon country by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two plays by Tennessee Williams televised together as "Dragon country." The plays, "I can't imagine tomorrow" and "Talk to me like the rain, and let me listen," concern psychological pain and alienation
The typists ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murray Schisgal's one-act play is a perfect vehicle for the husband-wife team of Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. The award-winner stars Wallach as a married man recently hired to type at a print shop who is supervised by spinster Jackson. Family tensions, lost dreams and the possibility of seduction play roles in the characters' interaction
Promise ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob, a feckless bachelor, promised his mother that at her death he would care for his schizophrenic younger brother D.J. but he becomes apprehensive when the time comes. Facing up to his responsibility, Bob tries his best, but his set ways and D.J.'s erratic behavior mix like oil and water. Giving his promise one last shot, Bob takes D.J. on a fishing trip to the secluded lake where they vacationed as children. Here, the rush of memories transforms both men
Sarah plain & tall the DVD collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sarah, Plain and Tall:" A mail-order bride from Maine travels to Kansas in 1910 to join a widower, Jacob Witting, and his two children. "Skylark:" The Witting family is tested first by drought and then by separation, as Sarah and the children are forced to leave their Kansas farm to join Sarah's aunts in Maine while Jacob remains behind to try to save their livelihood. "Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter's End:" Having abandoned his family decades ago, Jacob's father John returns to the farm to try to mend his relationship with his son
Night ride home ( Visual )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple faces pain and anger when the son they love very much dies while riding with his sister
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Harry Wotton introduces young Dorian Gray to Victorian London's society circuit and a decadent world of self-indulgience. As Sir Harry's influence over him grows, Dorian sinks further into a cruel, hedonistic existence. Although Dorian's appearance remains youthful, his portrait ages, taking on hideous features reflecting his sinful ways
Hogan's goat ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A television production of the William Alfred play that revolves around the tensions in a marriage of a convent-bred woman to an Irish immigrant whose years of political loyalty have finally made him the prime candidate for mayor of Brooklyn
Mass appeal by Glenn Jordan( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear or tell them the truth? Generation gap between a popular parish priest and a radical young seminarian
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