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Forbes, Bryan 1926-2013

Overview
Works: 253 works in 746 publications in 8 languages and 11,321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Dark comedy films  Biographical films  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Science fiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Actor, Narrator, Producer, Performer, Scenarist, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The endless game by Bryan Forbes( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,394 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 )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 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. Are this suburb's women happy to be vapid homemakers or is there a more shocking secret behind the domestic perfection of The Stepford Wives?
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 876 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 524 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 too much fun!
A spy at twilight by Bryan Forbes( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 520 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 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Velvet by Bryan Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and French and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of winning and losing and all the growing up that happens in between
That despicable race : a history of the British acting tradition by Bryan Forbes( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Rat by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Singapore's Changi Gaol during WWII, Corporal King, a thoroughly unscrupulous and opportunistic American POW, makes shabby deals with the camp guards in order to make his confinement more comfortable. King delights in rising above his military rank and social class as he uses his streetwise tactics to "rule" over his fellow Allied prisoners and his Japanese captors
The twisted playground by Bryan Forbes( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Weaver is propelled into a terrifying wild-goose chase after sighting an old friend who had been officially dead for over a year
The rewrite man by Bryan Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 282 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 Laura.--fantasticfiction.co.uk
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 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
Partly cloudy by Bryan Forbes( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious comedy of manners follows one family's mad and peculiar antics from chaos and catastrophe to high drama
Seance on a wet afternoon by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally unstable medium and her weak-willed husband embark on a dubious kidnapping scheme
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 279 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
The distant laughter by Bryan Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 267 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 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong box( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 232 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 )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 204 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Clark, John Theobald

Clarke, John Theobald

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Turk Thrust 1926-

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

ブライアン・フォーブス

Languages
English (273)

German (16)

Spanish (11)

French (5)

Dutch (3)

Japanese (2)

Chinese (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
The Stepford wivesInternational VelvetKing RatThe twisted playgroundThe rewrite manSeance on a wet afternoonNed's girl : the authorised biography of Dame Edith EvansThe distant laughter