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Forbes, Bryan 1926-2013

Works: 217 works in 783 publications in 11 languages and 11,302 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Dark comedy films  Biography  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Science fiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Narrator, Producer, Performer, Scenarist, Contributor, Author of introduction, fmd, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The endless game by Bryan Forbes( Book )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Oates, a member of the Austrian network, was captured by the KGB, tortured, injected with drugs and eventually exchanged for a Russian spy. She was a vegetable, so why was she killed now a decade later?
The Stepford wives by Frank Oz( Visual )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna reluctantly moves with her husband and children from New York City to the suburban community of Stepford, Connecticut. But when life in Stepford begins to seem too perfect, Joanna and her new friend Bobby investigate a mysterious conspiracy among the town's husbands
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover."--Container
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate - because he's having to much fun!
A spy at twilight by Bryan Forbes( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sequel to The endless game." Introduces a cast of double agents, dupes and unsung heroes who give us a chilling insight into the dark recesses of international espionage and politics
Dame Edith Evans, Ned's girl by Bryan Forbes( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Velvet by Bryan Forbes( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and French and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned by a road crash, Velvet Brown's niece, Sarah, comes to England to live with her. Only when Sarah discovers her talent for riding does her sadness fade
That despicable race : a history of the British acting tradition by Bryan Forbes( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Rat by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Rat" is the mastermind of all black market operations in a Japanese prison camp. He got his name from his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow prisoners. A British officer, Peter Marlowe, helps the King to expand his operation to include trading with the Japanese officers. Though on surface level a thoroughly selfish sort, King Rat saves the ailing Marlowe's life by wangling precious antibiotics from the guards
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely calibrated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films
Seance on a wet afternoon by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally unstable medium and her weak-willed husband embark on a dubious kidnapping scheme
The twisted playground by Bryan Forbes( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Weaver is shocked to see Henry Blagden at Venice airport, for he has been dead just over a year
The rewrite man by Bryan Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down on his luck and recovering from a bitter disappointment, Hollywood scriptwriter Harvey Burgess thinks his problems are solved when he is summoned to the south of France to rewrite the script of a flagging movie about the French Revolution. But it is not as straightforward as it sounds. On the set he finds an unworkable script, an uncooperative film crew--and the stunning
Ned's girl : the authorised biography of Dame Edith Evans by Bryan Forbes( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Edith Evans, famous actress and extraordinary woman who occupied the centre of the English stage for sixty years
Partly cloudy by Bryan Forbes( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious comedy of manners follows one family's mad and peculiar antics from chaos and catastrophe to high drama
The distant laughter by Bryan Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fascination of this witty, vicious and intelligent novel is that much of it is true: there is no fiction or caricature in the film world that is not outdone by fact."--Back cover
Stranger by Bryan Forbes( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong box( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange rule of inheritance allows only the last remaining survivor of a family of siblings to get the sizable legacy, precipitating a dangerous contest between two elderly brothers. Their families get involved too, sparking a wild chase and absurd comedy as they attempt to be the last man standing
A song at twilight by Bryan Forbes( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt British Prime Minister is leading the country into anarchy. Disgraced MI6 agent, Alec Hillsden is living in Leningrad and must smuggle a top secret brief past British security. Secrets in the highest places are explosive enough to rock the entire world
Four film favorites : classic horse films( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, a young English girl who wins an unruly horse in a raffle goes on to enter him in the Grand National Steeplechase. In the second program, a young girl and her horse go overseas. In the third program, a horse is passed through the hands of many masters prior to returning to his original young master and a happy retirement. The fourth program is a fictionalized account of an underdog bay colt who became one of the greatest thoroughbreds in horseracing history
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Stepford wives
Alternative Names
Bryan Forbes aktor, reżyser i scenarzysta brytyjski

Bryan Forbes attore, sceneggiatore e regista britannico

Bryan Forbes brit filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, producer, színész, író

Bryan Forbes britischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Bryan Forbes Brits acteur

Bryan Forbes brittisk filmregissör, skådespelare och författare

Bryan Forbes director de cine, guionista y actor británico

Bryan Forbes réalisateur, scénariste et acteur anglais

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Clarke, John Theobald

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Turk Thrust 1926-2013

Брайън Форбс

Форбс, Брайан английский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и актёр

בריאן פורבס

برایان فوربز تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

フォーブス, ブライアン


The Stepford wivesInternational VelvetKing RatSeance on a wet afternoonThe twisted playgroundThe rewrite manNed's girl : the authorised biography of Dame Edith EvansThe distant laughter