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W.W. Jacobs (1863–1943)

English dramatist and story writer, usually of tales involving the sea and village life and often dealing with supernatural or horror elements. He was a clerk until finding success as a full-time author with his first collected stories, published as "Many Cargoes" in 1896. He is best known for "The Monkey's Paw", a 1902 tale about a talisman which... See full bio »

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  The Monkey's Paw (Short) (short novel) (filming)
 2013/II The Monkey's Paw (Short) (story) (completed)
 2020 Cineficción Radio (TV Series) (story "The Monkey's Paw" - 1 episode)
- Lo fantástico (2020) ... (story "The Monkey's Paw")
 2019 New Chilling Tales: The Anthology (story "The Monkey's Paw")
 2016 A Dream of the Ape (story by)
 2013 The Umbrella Factory (Short) (based on "The Monkey's Paw" by)
 2013/I The Monkey's Paw (short novel)
 2012 Talismán (Short) (novel)
 2010 The Monkey's Paw (Short) (story)
 2009 La Pata de Mono (Short) (short story)
 2004 The Ivory (story)
 2003 The Monkey's Paw (Short) (story)
 2003 The Hand (Short) (original story)
 1988 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1985 Gespenstergeschichten (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Die Affenpfote (1985) ... (story - as William W. Jacobs)
 1980 Spine Chillers (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jerry Bundler (1980)
- The Well (1980)
 1979 Return of the Dead (uncredited)
 1978 The Monkey's Paw (Short) (story)
 1974 La zarpa (TV Movie) (short story "The Monkey's Paw")
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Monkey's Paw (1973) ... (story)
- Captain Rogers (1973) ... (story)
 1967 La zarpa (TV Movie) (short story "The Monkey's Paw")
 1967 Historias para no dormir (TV Series) (story The Monkey's Paw - 1 episode)
- La zarpa (1967) ... (story The Monkey's Paw)
 1967 Les créatures du bon Dieu (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 1 episode)
- Le chat de Brest (1967) ... (based on the novel by)
 1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sam the Samaritan (1965) ... (story)
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (story "The Monkey's Paw" - 1 episode)
- The Monkey's Paw--A Retelling (1965) ... (story "The Monkey's Paw")
 1962 Masterworks of Terror (TV Series) (tale - 1 episode)
- La pata del mono (1962) ... (tale)
 1962 Espiritismo (story "The Monkey's Paw" - uncredited)
 1961 La pata del mono (TV Movie) (short story "The Monkey's Paw")
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Monkey's Paw (1961) ... (story)
 1960 Shoestring Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- The Constable's Move (1959) ... (story)
- Twin Spirits (1959) ... (story)
- Sentence Deferred (1959) ... (story)
- Friends in Need (1959) ... (story)
- The Castaway (1959) ... (story)
 1956 Alf's Dream (TV Movie) (story)
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Brown Man's Servant (1955) ... (by)
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog (original short story "The Interruption")
 1954 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie) (story)
 1953 The Bosun's Mate (Short) (writer)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Test of Love (1953) ... (script)
 1953 The Brown Man's Servant (TV Movie) (story)
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Monkey's Paw (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Mão do Macaco (1952)
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Monkey's Paw (1950) ... (story)
- The Monkey's Paw (1949) ... (story)
 1948 The Monkey's Paw (from the famous story by)
 1948 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie) (short story)
 1940 Sailors Don't Care (story - uncredited)
 1939 Oh Dear Uncle! (Short) (story "Peter's Pence")
 1939 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie)
 1937 Beauty and the Barge (well known stage success)
 1936 Our Relations (suggested by story "The Money Box" by)
 1933 Skipper of the Osprey (Short) (story)
 1933 The Monkey's Paw (story)
 1932 The Third String (story)
 1928 Double Dealing (Short) (story)
 1928 In Borrowed Plumes (Short) (story)
 1928 The Bravo (Short) (story)
 1928 The Changeling (Short) (story)
 1928 Two of a Trade (Short) (story)
 1927 Passion Island (novel)
 1924 Dixon's Return (Short) (story)
 1924 Lawyer Quince (Short) (story)
 1924 The Boatswain's Mate (Short) (story)
 1923 An Odd Freak (Short) (story "Light Freights")
 1923 The Constable's Move (Short) (story "Captains All")
 1923 The Convert (Short) (story "Deep Waters")
 1923 The Monkey's Paw (story)
 1922 The Skipper's Wooing (novel)
 1922 The Head of the Family (story)
 1922 A Master of Craft (story)
 1919 The Monkey's Paw (story)
 1916 A Marked Man (Short) (short story)
 1916 The Persecution of Bob Pretty (Short) (story)
 1916 The Skipper of the Osprey (Short) (story)
 1916 Odd Charges (Short) (story)
 1916 An Odd Freak (Short) (story)
 1916 Mixed Relations (Short) (story)
 1915 Her Uncle (Short) (story)
 1915 His Lordship (Short) (story)
 1915 The Monkey's Paw (Short) (story)
 1914 Beauty and the Barge (Short)
 1914 Lawyer Quince (Short)
 1914 The Bosun's Mate (Short)

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Story: "Skipper of the Osprey". NOTE: Filmed as The Skipper of the Osprey (1916), Skipper of the Osprey (1933). See more »

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