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Forbes, Bryan 1926-2013

Overview
Works: 225 works in 820 publications in 11 languages and 11,286 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Dark comedy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  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 )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,357 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?
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin's entire life is covered in the biographical film. From his upbringings in the slums of England to his Honorary Oscar in 1972
The Stepford wives by Frank Oz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the New England town of Stepford, the women dedicate themselves to housework, cleaning, doing laundry, and preparing gourmet meals for their husbands. Their homes are well maintained as are the lawns. It's all a well-kept secret until Joanna moves to town and discovers the truth behind these Stepford wives
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 615 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 499 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 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Velvet by Bryan Forbes( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and French and held by 442 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 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 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
King Rat by James Clavell( Visual )

22 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
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 275 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
Seance on a wet afternoon by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 269 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 distant laughter by Bryan Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 259 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
The twisted playground by Bryan Forbes( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spændingsroman
Partly cloudy by Bryan Forbes( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Christmas 1993. Kate and Tony Chivers are preparing to face the festive rounds, primed to distribute goodwill to all and sundry. Instead, chaos, catastrophe and high drama ensue in this hilarious and warm reworking of the familiar annual rituals
Stranger by Bryan Forbes( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong box( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 235 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 188 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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 brit filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, producer, színész, író, 1926-2013

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 English film director, screenwriter and actor

Bryan Forbes pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Bryan Forbes réalisateur, scénariste et acteur anglais

Clark, John Theobald

Clarke John Theobald

Clarke, John Theobald 1926-

Clarke, John Theobald 1926-2013

Forbes, Bryan

Turk Thrust 1926-2013

Брайън Форбс

Форбс, Брайан английский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и актёр

בריאן פורבס

برایان فوربز

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

布萊恩·福布斯

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The Stepford wivesInternational VelvetKing RatNed's girl : the authorised biography of Dame Edith EvansSeance on a wet afternoonThe rewrite manThe distant laughterThe twisted playground