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Sirk, Douglas 1897-1987

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Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

65 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two widows and their troubled daughters. In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living an emotionally fruitless existence
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

69 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention and the use of the town's only resuscitator--at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen, find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.--Container
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

50 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" Zarah Leander into a dark and intimate melodrama
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

16 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
Imitation of life : Douglas Sirk, director by Douglas Sirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

67 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attractive wealthy New England widow defies social constraints when she falls for her much younger gardener
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

53 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irresponsible playboy causes the widowhood and blindness of a beautiful woman. After a later encounter with her, he decides to dedicate his life to becoming a surgeon to try to cure her blindness
Battle Hymn by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess (Hudson) accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again!"--Container
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

38 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
A scandal in Paris by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the autobiography of Eugene François Vidocq, follows the life story of a French thief from his birth in a prison to his unlikely rise to the position of Paris's chief of police during the Napoleonic era
Summer storm by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a tale of power and passions when a Russian siren, who wants the finer things in life, sinks her hooks into a judge, a decadent aristocrat and an estate superintendent, with suprising results
Sleep, my love by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison Courtland, a wealthy New York socialite awakens on a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there. A kind, elderly woman helps Alison call her husband Richard, who arranges for her return. Upon Alison's arrival, Richard urges her to consult a psychiatrist, but the doctor's bizarre behavior and abusive manner nearly drives Alison mad. Is she really losing her mind or is there an elaborate scheme at play?
Classic war collection : 4 movie marathon.( Visual )

2 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake Island: A handful of U.S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
Rock Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiral road: When an opportunistic physician (Rock Hudson) travels to the jungles of Java, a shocking meeting with a black magic witch doctor forces him to re-evaluate his selfish past
All that heaven allows( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows the blossoming love between a well-off suburban widow and her handsome and earthy younger gardener. After their romance prompts the scorn of her selfish children and snooty country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others
The Barbara Stanwyck collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
All I desire by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, a turn-of-the-century scandal over a lover forced Naomi Murdoch to desert her husband and their children for a stage career. Now, returning to their small Wisconsin town to see her daughter in a play, she has hopes of a reconciliation. Her appearence is a shock. The town is curious but unforgiving; her high school principle husband is involved with one of his teachers, and her children have mixed feelings about her. When an unexpected turn of events leads to more scandal, Naomi's hopes of starting over are dashed -- until some surprising changes occur
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All that heaven allows All that heaven allows
Imitation of lifeWritten on the windAll that heaven allowsMagnificent obsessionImitation of life : Douglas Sirk, directorAll that heaven allowsBattle HymnThe tarnished angels
Alternative Names
Detler Sierck, Claus 1897-1987

Douglas Sirk director de cine de Alemania

Douglas Sirk Duits filmregisseur

Douglas Sirk film director from Germany

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Sierck, Claus Detlef.

Sierck, Claus Detlef 1897-1987

Sierck, Claus Detler.

Sierck, Claus Detler, 1897-1987

Sierck, Claus Detler, 1900-1987

Sierck, Detlef.

Sierck, Detlef 1897-1987

Sierck, Detlef, 1900-1987

Sierck, Detlev.

Sierck, Detlev 1897-1987

Sierck, Hans Detlef.

Sierck, Hans Detlef 1897-1987

Sierck, Hans Detlef, 1900-1987

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