Bibliography of works by James Warner Bellah.

(In process)

James Warner Bellah (14 September 1899 - 22 September 1976) was born in New York City. He fought in WWI in the Canadian army, and served as a pilot for 117 Squadron, RFC. In WWII, he served in the 16th Infantry as an LT with the General Staff Corps before Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to HQ, 1st Div, then 80th Div, and eventually serving on the staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten. He served with General Wingate's Chindits in Burma, General Stillwell, and Colonel Cochran's 1st Air Commando Group. He retired at the rank of Colonel.

He was also a well known and popular author. Many of his stories were made into movies, and he novelized several of the original scripts he worked on.

A timeline of his Fort Starke stories can be found here.

Title Format First Publication 1st Novel Publication Movie Notes
The Admiral’s Best Pants short story Redbook Mar 1932
 
     
The Affair in Cabin Twelve short story Argosy Dec 10 1932      
The Aftermath short story Saturday Evening Post Oct 27 1928
Alaska article Holiday. Vol. 26, no. 2 (Aug. 1959).      
  novel   The Apache New York : Gold Medal Books,1951    
The Apache curse serial Saturday Evening Post
2/17/1951, Vol. 223 Issue 34, p17-111
2/24/1951, Vol. 223 Issue 35, p38-58
3/3/1951, Vol. 223 Issue 36, p38-86
     
At the pilot's discretion short story Saturday Evening Post, 12/12/1931, Vol. 204 Issue 24, p16-93     Sandycraft
At 2:42 a.m. short story Saturday Evening Post, 199:16 D 18 '26
Argosy
(UK) Apr 1927
     
Believe it or not short story Saturday Evening Post, 3/7/1931, Vol. 203 Issue 36, p12-74      
Big hunt short story Saturday Evening Post, 12/6/1947, Vol. 220 Issue 23, p22-205 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949. Screenplay/Short Story Author  West, Cavalry
Blood short story Saturday Evening Post Apr 2 1927      
      Blood river (see Ordeal at Blood River)    
Bombing cities won't win the war. article Harpers Magazine Nov. 1939, v. 179, p. 658-663.      
The bones of Napoleon novel Cosmopolitan Mar 1940 The bones of Napoleon. New York : Appleton-Century, 1940    
Bonfires and Elms, 1919 short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Boppo and the awful whiffs. short story Collier's 79:17 March 12 1927 p. 17-18      
Boppo refuses. short story Collier's 79:15 Je II '27      
Boppo takes a bird's eye view. short story Collier's 79:10 May 7 1927  p. 10-11      
Boppo's bicycle. short story Collier's 79:n F 5 '27 Overton, G. ed. World's one
hundred best short stories
v 8:152
   
The Brass Gong Tree serial Colliers
May 25, 1935 p. 7-9.
Jun 1, 1935
Jun 8, 1935
The brass gong tree . New York : D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936   Espionage -- Japan -- Fiction.
Brothers in the Bond short story Saturday Evening Post April 13 1929, v.201 p.16-17      
By the Beard of St. Crispin short story Saturday Evening Post, August 3 1946, v.219 Issue 5, p12-81 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
The Captain’s Cordon Rouge short story Saturday Evening Post Nov 12 1927      
Chorus Girl short story Saturday Evening Post Oct 26 1929      
The Cities of the World short story Saturday Evening Post Jun 16 1928      
Command short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/8/1946, Vol. 218 Issue 49, p12-78 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949. Screenplay/Short Story Author  West, Cavalry
  Book?     The Command, 1954  
Countess Olga's Dancing Slippers short story Saturday Evening Post Jul 5 1930      
Le Coup du Sot short story Saturday Evening Post Jul 21 1928      
The Courtship of Sergeant Postle. short story Saturday Evening Post, 4/20/1957, Vol. 229 Issue 42, p40-114     WWI. Military
The Crime of Professor Bonar short story , (ss) The Saturday Evening Post May 19 1928      
D’Orroc Earns a Breakfast short story Argosy Aug 20 1932      
Dancing lady novel Saturday Evening Post
4/30/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 44, p3-67
5/7/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 45, p18-70
5/14/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 46, p18-81
5/21/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 47, p24-44
5/28/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 48, p26-84
6/4/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 49, p24-56
 
Dancing Lady.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1932; New York : A. L. Burt,1932 Dancing Lady.  Screenplay, 1933  
The Day short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Day of Terror short story Saturday Evening Post, 11/17/1956, Vol. 229 Issue 20, p40-129      
Delaware article Holiday, 3/1955. vol. 17 no. 3. Holiday. American panorama; East of the Mississippi.  Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1961.   West, Cavalry
The Devil at Crazy Man short story Saturday Evening Post Jun 21 1947
 
Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
Divorce, Popular Library, 1952.
Fear short story Saturday Evening Post Nov 6 1926 Mason, F. van Wyck. The fighting American, a war-chest of stories of American soldiers, from the French and Indian wars through the first world war.  New York, Reynal & Hitchcock. 1943.

Dunton, J. G. ed. C'est la guerre!

   
      Fighting men, U.S.A. Evanston [Ill.] Regency Books, 1963    
First Blood at Harper's Ferry. short story Saturday Evening Post, 5/9/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 45, p34-170   filmed as The Americans: Harper's Ferry (#1.1) (1961) Civil War
1st Manassas (Bull Run) and the War Around It
 
book   1st Manassas Bull Run and the War Around it.  First Manassas Corp. 1961 (with Bruce Catton, etc).   Civil War
Flotsam short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Flying with both feet on the ground short story Saturday Evening Post. Vol. 215, no. 2 (May 18, 1929) p. 37, 39, 88   Also listed as Flying with both feet off the ground, article.  
Funny nose short story Saturday Evening Post Feb 5 1927      
Garden of Epicurus, 1921. short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
The General's Trump short story Saturday Evening Post, 9/21/1957, Vol. 230 Issue 12, p37-78      
A Gentleman of blades. short story Saturday Evening Post Jun 11 1927      
The Girl with the Honest Eyes serial New York Herald Tribune Magazine Nov 14 1937      
Glider troops ambush Japs Article Science Digest, August 1944, v.16, p.43-47      
The Gods of Yesterday short story Saturday Evening Post Apr 30 1927 Gods of yesterday  New York : D. Appleton, 1928   WWI
Good Ole Brother Wirkus short story Saturday Evening Post Oct 19 1929      
Great tradition short story Saturday Evening Post May 28 1927      
The Heart of Guinevere, London 1935 short story Saturday Evening Post, 12/14/1935, Vol. 208 Issue 24, p10-33      
Here we are, where are we? short story Collier's 79:10 My 21 '27      
     
 
High Noon. Unsold pilot, 1966  
 How Stonewall came back (Tales of the valorous Virginians) short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/6/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 49, p34-103 The valiant Virginians.  New York, Ballantine Books  1953 filmed as The Americans (1961 - TV series)
 
Civil War
Hunch short story Saturday Evening Post, 3/26/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 39, p8-104     Sandycraft
I, Geoffrey Anstruther Short Story Liberty, Jan 9, 1926      
If you live, you'll fly short story Red Book Magazine Sep 1927      
      The Indian army.  Washington, D.C., Government of India Information Services, 1940  Reprinted from the Infantry journal.    
Indian sign short story Colliers, Nov. 12, 1954, pp. 28-29, 92-101; Nov. 26 1954., pp. 58-67.     West, Cavalry
      Irregular gentleman: the Record of a Casual Life. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1948        Authors -- Biography.
The Jolly Old High Seize short story Colliers Sep 8 1928      
Jonah short story Saturday Evening Post Nov 10 1928      
Jonathan Brasenose short story Saturday Evening Post, 8/23/1941, Vol. 214 Issue 8, p16-59      
  novel   The journal of Colonel De Lancey.  Philadelphia, Chilton Books, 1967    
The king is dead -- San Francisco, 1933 short story Saturday Evening Post, 10/28/1933, Vol. 206 Issue 18, p16-34      
      Land actions of the War of 1912-14 (A Reconsideration).  Unpublished?    
Lash of fear short story Saturday Evening Post, 11/8/1947, Vol. 220 Issue 19, p20-152 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
The last fight short story Saturday Evening Post, 10/16/1948, Vol. 221 Issue 16, p26-156 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
Last of the line. short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Last Post short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/14/1941, Vol. 213 Issue 50, p14-67      
The Laugh Maker short story McClure's Feb 1927      
  ??? The Legend of Nigger Charley / Story
Linking the Americas article Saturday Evening Post Apr 20 1929, v. 201 p.6-7      
Lord Peveril’s Great Toe - New York, 1774 short story Saturday Evening Post, 1/12/1935, Vol. 207 Issue 25, p18-116      
The Love Interest short story Saturday Evening Post Feb 21 1931
 
     
Luncheon at the Plaza short story McCall’s Apr 1963, v.90, p.86-87
 
     
The MacGillicuddie short story Saturday Evening Post Jan 15 1927     WWI
M'Givney's mustache. short story Saturday Evening Post Aug 20 1927      
Male bolge, 1920 short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
        The Man Behind the Gun , 1952 (Actor)  
The Man in seat 12 short story Saturday Evening Post, 9/26/1931, Vol. 204 Issue 13, p12-101     Sandycraft
The Man Who Beat Lupo short story Saturday Evening Post Jul 7 1928
 
     
      The man who shot Liberty Valance : a novelization. New York : Pocket Books,1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance, 1962. Screenplay (With Willis Goldbeck) West
Maryland article Holiday - September, 1954 Holiday. American panorama; East of the Mississippi.  Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1961.    
Massacre short story Saturday Evening Post, 2/22/1947, Vol. 219 Issue 34, p18-146 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950 Fort Apache, 1948. Screenplay/Short Story Author West, Cavalry
The Medico short story Saturday Evening Post Sep 17 1927      
Miss Wingrove and the Road to Glory short story McCall’s Nov 1960, v.88, p.64-65      
Mission with no record short story Saturday Evening Post, 9/27/1947, Vol. 220 Issue 13, p30-144 - Reprinted  ("May/June '92") Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950 Rio Grande, 1950. Screenplay/ Short Story Author  West, Cavalry
Mr. Dwyer’s Mistake short story Saturday Evening Post Apr 19 1930, v.202,p.18-19      
Mr. Fentriss Sails at Six short story Saturday Evening Post Feb 15 1930, v.202, p.10-11      
Mr. Picarelli Takes a Bath novel? Saturday Evening Post May 17 1930, v.202, p.14-15       
Mrs. Seton Buys a Necklace short story Saturday Evening Post Sep 14 1929, v.202, p.10-11      
Murder at three thousand short story Saturday Evening Post, 7/30/1932, Vol. 205 Issue 5, p10-60     Sandycraft
Neophyte. short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Nice Girl short story Saturday Evening Post Sep 21 1929      
A Night with D’Orroc short story Argosy Feb 13 1932      
North of Nowhere short story Saturday Evening Post Jun 9 1928
 
     
  foreword   Not by bread alone : conversations with Arthur K. Jordan by John D. McCallum ; foreword by James Warner Bellah.Tacoma, Wash. : Mercury Press, 1972    
The odyssey of Percival Fiske short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
Old Slithercheeks takes a bath. short story Collier's 79:20 F 26 '27      
Old Waffle Ear. short story Collier's 80:7 Jl 2 '27      
On the rocks with Mabel short story McClures Mar 1927      
Ordeal on Blood River novel Saturday Evening Post
10/31/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 18, p43-90
11/7/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 19, p43-95
11/14/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 20, p49-63
10/24/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 17, p34-78
10/17/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 16, p32-166
Ordeal at Blood River.  New York : Ballantine Books, 1959 aka Blood River West, Cavalry
Organization Wife short story Saturday Evening Post (9/24/1960), Vol. 233 Issue 13, p22-57      
Panama-3000 Miles Away short story Saturday Evening Post Sep 15 1928      
Passport to Hell serial Liberty Jan 26, Mar 2, Mar 9 1935      
Password was Mandalay article Readers Digest. September 1944, v.45, p.33-36      
Pirate Off Nantucket short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/27/1942, Vol. 214 Issue 52, p24-57      
  foreword   Port Angeles, U.S.A.  Seattle, Wash. : Wood and Reber, 1961 by John McCallum and Lorraine Wilcox Ross ; Foreword by James Warner Bellah.   Port Angeles (Wash.) -- History.
      Rear Guard, Popular Library (New York, NY), 1950. Filmed as The Command (1954)  
Rest Cure short story Country Gentleman Apr 1927      
      Reveille.  Greenwich, Conn. : Fawcett,1962    
  screenplay
 
  Ride the Bugle. unsold pilot, 1956  
The Romance of Timothy Mears--Singapore: 1927. short story Saturday Evening Post, 8/5/1933, Vol. 206 Issue 6, p8-67      
Sad fate of the pilot who drank cocktails short story Red Book magazine Nov 1927      
Scapa flow. short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
  screenplay     The Sea Chase, 1955. Screenplay (With John Twist)  
  novelization   Sergeant Rutledge. New York, Bantam Books  1960 Sergeant Rutledge, 1960. Screenplay (With Willis Goldbeck) west cavalry
The Secret of the seven days (Tales of the valorous Virginians) short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/13/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 50, p34-164 The valiant Virginians.  New York, Ballantine Books  1953 filmed as The Americans (1961 - TV series)
 
Civil War
7 must die novel Saturday Evening Post
9/18/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 12, p5-52
9/25/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 13, p18-86
10/2/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 14, p20-52
10/9/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 15, p22-93
10/16/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 16, p24-46
10/23/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 17, p26-66
10/30/1937, Vol. 210 Issue 18, p35-155
7 must die.  New York : D. Appleton-Century Co.,1938    
The Shark short story Saturday Evening Post Nov 3 1928 c.201 p.20-21      
She eagle short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/13/1931, Vol. 203 Issue 50, p8-103     Sandycraft
Silly major short story Collier's 79:7 Ap 9 '27     Boppo?
Slaughter at Ball's Bluff short story Saturday Evening Post, 5/23/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 47, p26-170     Civil War
      Soldiers' battle: Gettysburg. New York, D. McKay Co. 1962    
Soldier's Boy short story Saturday Evening Post, 11/23/1957, Vol. 230 Issue 21, p32-126      
Some dropped by the wayside. short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
      The sons of Cain. New York London, D. Appleton & Co., 1928   WWI
      South by East and a Half East, privately published, 1936.    
Spanish man's grave short story Saturday Evening Post, 5/3/1947, Vol. 219 Issue 44, p30-67 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
Stage from Elkhorn short story Saturday Evening Post, 11/20/1948, Vol. 221 Issue 21, p20-188 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
Stuart's charge at Bull Run (Tales of the valorous Virginians) short story Saturday Evening Post, 5/16/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 46, p34-160 The valiant Virginians.  New York, Ballantine Books  1953 filmed as The Americans (1961 - TV series)
 
Civil War
The swashbuckler short story   Sketch book of a cadet from Gascony. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1923   WWI
      Sykes' regulars : Twentieth infantry regiment organization day, 21 September, 1955.[Los Angeles : Myra G. Shannon,1955    
        Target Zero, 1956. Screenplay/Short Story Author (With Sam Rolfe)  
        Ten Tall Men, 1952. Screenplay/Short Story Author (With others)  
And there was the moon short story Saturday Evening Post, 8/29/1931, Vol. 204 Issue 9, p6-64     Sandycraft
  novel   These frantic years New York : D. Appleton & Co.,1927    
Thirty nine days to glory short story Holiday, Sep 1959. p125-228     West Custer
        This Is Korea. Screenplay  
  novel Ladies Home Journal, May 1937 v.54 p.11-13 This is the town. New York : Appleton-Century, 1937   NY society
Too many wives short story Colliers Nov 5 1932      
The Tuber short story Saturday Evening Post Nov 24 1928      
Unholy Woman short story Esquire Feb 1950
 
     
Upwood Bobie, Adventurer short story Saturday Evening Post Dec 22 1928
 
     
The War Heroes short story Saturday Evening Post Jan 5 1929      
War party short story Saturday Evening Post, 6/19/1948, Vol. 220 Issue 51, p22-110 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950
A thunder of drums.
New York : Bantam,1961 (novelization)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949. Screenplay/Short Story Author 
A thunder of drums. 
Screenplay, 1961
West, Cavalry
  novel   Ward twenty : a realistic novel. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Co., 1946   WWII
We want Charlie short story Colliers Jun 9 1928     Boppo?
West of the paradise short story Saturday Evening Post, 9/7/1946, Vol. 219 Issue 10, p28-91 Massacre. New York City : Lion Books, Inc., 1950   West, Cavalry
What Am I — Fish? short story Saturday Evening Post Mar 9 1929      
What it takes short story Saturday Evening Post, 10/17/1931, Vol. 204 Issue 16, p22-138     Sandycraft
While the General Slept short story The American Magazine Mar 1939, v.127, p22-25.      
The White Invader short story Saturday Evening Post
1/21/1950, Vol. 222 Issue 30, p17-80
1/28/1950, Vol. 222 Issue 31, p34-102
2/4/1950, Vol. 222 Issue 32, p36-82
    West
White Pants short story Saturday Evening Post Aug 23 1930
 
     
White piracy novel Redbook Oct 1933 White piracy. New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.1933    
Who--the lady? short story Saturday Evening Post, 1/2/1932, Vol. 204 Issue 27, p12-50     Sandycraft
Why Stonewall Jackson got licked at Kernstown (Tales of the valorous Virginians) short story Saturday Evening Post, 5/30/1953, Vol. 225 Issue 48, p22-100 The valiant Virginians.  New York, Ballantine Books  1953 filmed as The Americans (1961 - TV series)
 
Civil War
Woman of Honor serial Colliers Jun 2, 1934, p.7-9
Jun 23, 1934
Jul 7 1934
     
        X-15, 1961. Screenplay (With Tony Lazzarino)  
You Marry Once! short story Cosmopolitan Apr 1939
 
   

Notes:

Thanks to Timothy R. Grimm, for his help with "Indian Sign", which I had missed completely.

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