Most widely held works about Daniel Petrie
Most widely held works by Daniel Petrie
A raisin in the sun ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,436 libraries worldwide
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
Sybil ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
A landmark, classic drama depicting the extraordinary real life of a young woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. Includes the full 3-hour broadcast version (aired over two nights), along with over an hour of new exclusive special features.
Lassie ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 893 libraries worldwide
In this updated version of the classic story, teenage Matt and his family leave the city to start a new life in rural Virginia, where they adopt a stray collie, who helps them learn about life and love.
My name is Bill W ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
World War I veteran William Wilson has everything: loving wife, good health, Wall Street career --and a "drinking problem." Penniless overnight when the stock market crashes, Bill quickly descends into a stormy sea of booze. Then he meets Bob Smith, an Ohio surgeon with the same "problem." Together they discover a way to stay sober --one day at a time, and their mutual triumph would soon become the world's.
The golden age of television ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America.
Cocoon the return ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 380 libraries worldwide
A follow-up to 'Cocoon', this second film has the elderly earthlings return for a visit to their home planet.
Fort Apache, the Bronx ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Policemen of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx face murders, riots, and drugs on the outside, and corruption and indifference on the inside.
Inherit the wind ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life Scopes trial in which a teacher was jailed in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
Eleanor & Franklin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
This original television mini-series dramatizes the personal lives of the two cousins who were to become one of the most powerful couples of the twentieth century. Shows Eleanor, the "ugly ducking" of the clan, whose achievements made her an inspiration for the world, and FDR, from his early years to his polio-crippled leadership of the country out of the Depression and through the turbulent years of World War II.
Mark Twain and me ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
During a transatlantic voyage, a shy 11-year-old is thrilled to meet the man she most admires in all the world.
The gunfighters &, the gun and the pulpit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The Gunfighters: The Everett brothers and hard-working ranchers forced into defending themselves from a jealous neighbor. The Gun and the pulpit: A gunslinger on the run assumes the identity of a minister killed in ambush.
Resurrection ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and French and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A woman who experiences clinical death as the result of a car accident returns to life with the amazing ability to heal others. Attributing her powers to human love rather than divine intervention, she begins to aid the residents of her childhood town.
Rocket Gibraltar ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and French and held by 176 libraries worldwide
A man's four children and eight grandchildren return to his home on the shores of Saggaponack, N.Y. to celebrate his 77th birthday.
Harold Robbins' The Betsy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Adapted from a Harold Robbins potboiler, "The Betsy" offers power struggles, incest, adultery, gold digging, and car racing. Laurence Olivier plays a ruthless but fallible auto tycoon with a tortured family history including a weakling son (Paul Rudd), a daughter-in-law he loves too much (Katharine Ross), a resentful grandson (Robert Duvall), and a devoted great-granddaughter (Kathleen Beller) to whom he bequeaths most of his fortune. In the midst of all these family squabbles is racing enthusiast Angelo Perino (a very young Tommy Lee Jones) whom the old man hires to build a revolutionary, ecologically advanced car which will be called The Betsy after his great-granddaughter. Angelo builds The Betsy (the car), seduces Betsy (the great-granddaughter), and even has a fling with Duvall's mistress, played by the haughty Lesley-Anne Down.
Walter and Henry ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Walter Adams' deepest passion is for his music but his greatest love is for his son. A lifelong free spirit, Walter teaches his gifted son Henry, to always think with his head-- but to play music with his heart. The two are an unstoppable team until Walter suffers a nervous breakdown. Suddenly forced to reunite with their estranged family, Walter and Henry will have to find a way to keep their special bond and their music intact.
Eleanor and Franklin the White House years ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
"An historical drama of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 12-year presidency."
Calm at sunset ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
James Pfeiffer will do almost anything to have his own boat, even if it means dropping out of college, disappointing his family, and submitting to the hard, often cruel world on a scallop trawler. He is willing to pay the price.
Square dance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A bitter-sweet love story about a young girl, Gemma, discovering the realities of life, love and family. When her long-lost mother shows up for a brief reunion, Gemma decides to run away to Fort Worth to live with her. Gemma learns the painful answers to why her mother abandoned her as a baby, and the true identity of a father she has never known.
Eleanor and Franklin the early years ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book- this is the story of one of America's greatest presidents and the First Lady who devoted herself to public service.
Six pack ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Brewster Baker is a stock car racer who has been away from the circuit for two years. He gets involved with six larcenous orphans, who despite their criminal tendencies, are extremely personable. With their mechanical knowledge, the spirited youths prove invaluable as Brewster's pit crew. During the diligent preparation for his comeback, Brewster realizes that he has become hopelessly attached to his rambunctious "six pack."
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Petrie, Dan 1920-2004
Petrie, Dan, Jr
Petrie, Daniel M. 1920-2004
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