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Diamond, I. A. L.

Overview
Works: 211 works in 801 publications in 6 languages and 14,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Humor  Fiction  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Sherlock Holmes films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Producer, Collector, Conceptor, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
90 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians in an all-girl band
The apartment by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend
Irma la Douce by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy set in the 'red light' district of Paris. A rookie gendarme conducts a one-man raid on a notorious backstreet establishment. He becomes the manager of the 'lady of the night', Irma, and falls in love with her
One, two, three by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin, after the Second World War: C.R. MacNamara presides over the German branch of Coca-Cola, dreaming of being promoted to London, by capturing the untapped Russian market. His plans for advancement run into a snag, when he is asked to watch over the boss' ditsy, impulsive 17 year-old daughter Scarlett on her European vacation. Unsurprisingly, she almost immediately gets into trouble of the worst kind by slipping across the border to East Germany, to marry the violently anti-Yankee Communist Otto. When the home office headman decides to visit his daughter, Cagney masterminds an elaborate masquerade that backfires
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
Love in the afternoon by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Flannegan, an American playboy infamous for his scandalous affairs is smitten by Ariane, the beautiful, innocent daughter of the worldly detective, hired by a man who believes that Frank is carrying on with his wife. Frank turns out to be no match for Ariane and they stumble through one of the funniest seductions
Cactus flower by Gene Saks ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dentist promises to marry his mistress, but she first insists on meeting his non-existant wife, so he convinces his receptionist to pose as his wife and agree to "divorce" him
Avanti by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man travels to Italy to claim his dead father's body, and discovers he has been conducting an affair there for years. Things get complicated when he falls for the woman's daughter
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
The front page by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earl Williams, a convicted killer, escapes, throwing the Criminal Courts Building into chaos. Newspaper reporters attempt to "scoop" the story by holding Williams in a roll top desk in the press room
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned
The apartment and the fortune cookie; two screenplays by Billy Wilder ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romance on the high seas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical about a singer, Georgia Garrett, who takes the place of a socialite on a cruise and finds herself embroiled in the plots and counterplots of a suspicious husband and wife
Let's make it legal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miriam and her chronic-gambler husband, Hugh are at the end of their marriage. Barbara, the daughter of the couple, hopes to bring her parents back together again, a prospect made more difficult when Miriams' old flame, Victor, now a millionaire, arrives in town. Hugh tries to win back his soon-to-be ex-wife, but to no avail. Ultimately, Miriam must choose between the financially solvent Victor and the impishly irresponisible Hugh
Love nest ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jim Scott is an aspiring writer who, together with wife Connie, move into the basement of the apartment building that they have bought. Jim's hope to make a profit are thwarted by the everyday travails of maintaining the building and taking care of the needs of their tenants. Charming con artist Charley targets Eadie as his latest victim and when he is finally caught, he generously offers to tell his story to Jim, thereby launching Jim's career in earnest
The apartment by Billy Wilder ( Book )
18 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Billy Wilder won two Oscars - as co-screenwriter and director - for this mordant comedy about getting ahead in the corporate world. Jack Lemmon played the 'schnook' who lends out his apartment for his boss's sexual trysts, only to fall in love with the boss's girl - played by Shirley MacLaine. The Apartment is a beautifully judged piece of writing saved from cynicism by Wilder and Diamond's tenderness towards their central characters."--BOOK JACKET
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now, voyager: Charlotte Vale, a middle-aged spinster, suffers a nervous breakdown because of her domineering mother and is finally freed after a brief love affair with Jerry, a man she meets while on a cruise
It's a great feeling ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder ( Book )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy. In order to escape retaliation after they witness a gangland murder, two unemployed musicians disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band headed to Miami
Fedora by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A down-on-his-luck filmmaker hopes to revive his career by luring a reclusive Golden-Age actress out of her Mediterranean retirement. Instead, he unwittingly enters a snake pit of people who will do anything to preserve the actress' bizarre secret
 
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Alternative Names
Diamond, I. A. L., 1920-1988
Diamond, Ian. A. L. 1920-1988
Diamond, Isadore A. L.
Diamond Isadore A. L. 1920-1988
Diamond, Izzy
Diamond Izzy 1920-1988
Domnici, Itek 1920-1988
I. A. L. Diamond 1920-1988
Languages
English (345)
German (21)
French (15)
Italian (10)
Spanish (9)
Multiple languages (6)
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