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Abbott, George 1887-1995

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All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

55 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." Title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Bäumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty
The pajama game by Stanley Donen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy
"Damn Yankees" by Jerry Ross( Visual )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you could help your favorite team win the pennant? And what if you got to be the star of that team? For lifelong Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd that dream comes true when after seeing his team lose yet again, he rashly declares that he would sell his soul to the devil to see his team beat the Yankees. The Devil goes by Mr. Applegate now, and he agrees that Joe--a one-time baseball standout--will play for the Senators and help them reach the promised land. But Joe persuades Applegate to give him an escape clause, should he dislike his new identity. Applegate declares that he can back out at any time before the last game of the season--if he plays in the final game, he'll belong to the Devil. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast (Tab Hunter was not in the original cast)
Fiorello; a new musical by Jerry Bock( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, C. Edwin Knill and Martin Tahse present "Fiorello," winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Antoinette Perry Award-1959-60, book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, with Bob Carroll, Arthur Bartow, Rudy Bond, Charlotte Fairchild, Paul Lipson, Jayme Mylroi, Jen Nelson, Alan North, Rosemary O'Reilly, choreography by Peter Gennaro, scenery, costumes and lighting by William and Jean Eckart, musical direction Hal Hastings, orchestrations by Irwin Kostal, dance music arranged by Jack Elliott, production directed by George Abbott
Mister Abbott by George Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damn Yankees original Broadway cast recording by Richard Adler( Recording )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pajama game : a new musical comedy by Richard Adler( Book )

12 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenir program for the Broadway production of The pajama game, with detailed cast and crew biographies
The pajama game by Richard Adler( Recording )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damn Yankees : a new musical by Richard Adler( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical comedy about a passionate baseball fan who sells his soul to the Devil so that his favorite team can whip the New York Yankees
Tenderloin : a new musical comedy by Jerry Bock( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical is based on a 1959 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Set in the Tenderloin, a red-light district in 1890s Manhattan, the show's story focuses on Reverend Brock, a character loosely based on American clergyman and social reformer Charles Henry Parkhurst. --dasleron at Amazon.com
Damn Yankees : a musical comedy (based on the novel, "The year the Yankees lost the pennant" by Douglass Wallop) by Jerry Ross( )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Room service by William A Seiter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer
Three men on a horse; a comedy in three acts by John Cecil Holm( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 1998 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erwin Trowbridge sometimes chafes at suburban life, and at his rather uninspiring job of writing greeting card slogans for a boss who pays small wages. One day Erwin, fed up with his wife and brother-in-law, instead of going to the office, makes his way to a saloon, determined to declare his independence of home and business. There he falls in with two men and a girl whose "profession" is betting on the horses. Now Erwin's hobby is "doping" out the races and he becomes fabulously rich--on paper. He picks the right horses, but never once places a bet. He tells his new friends what horses to bet on, and to their astonishment, they win. Erwin will prove a gold mine if properly managed, and the three professionals decide to hold onto him for dear life. Though Erwin has misgivings, he is persuaded to remain with his new-found friends at a hotel and regularly dope out the races. But he becomes increasingly concerned about his job (which does really suit him) and his wife (who does really love him). Matters with Erwin and his companions come to a climax when one of them suspects him of double-crossing, and he insists on Erwin's betting on a horse to prove that he is straight. Erwin declares he will lose his power if he bets, and this is indeed what happens. Erwin's boss, wife and brother-in-law become worried, until they learn he is really interested in what he considers his life-work, the writing of verses. Erwin turns down an offer by an outside gambler who wants to buy a "slice" of him; he knows he will never again be able to pick winning horses; the poet in him predominates, and he is happy to return home to his loving wife." -- Publisher's description
The boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers( )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where's Charley? : a musical comedy in two acts by Frank Loesser( )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiorello! original Broadway cast by Jerry Bock( Recording )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pajama game : a musical comedy (based on the novel "7 1/2 cents" by Richard Bissell) by Richard Adler( )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
A tree grows in Brooklyn original Broadway cast by Arthur Schwartz( Recording )

13 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All quiet on the western front
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Abbott 1887-1995

Abbott, George 1889-

Abbott, George Francis 1887-1995

George Abbott Amerikaans acteur

George Abbott commediografo, sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

George Abbott (regissr)

George Abbott US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Schauspieler

George Francis Abbott amerykański producent teatralny, reżyser filmowy, dramaturg i scenarzysta

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Эббот, Джордж Фрэнсис

Эббот, Джордж Фрэнсис 1887-1995

אבוט, ג'ורג' 1887-1995

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Damn Yankees : a musical comedy (based on the novel, "The year the Yankees lost the pennant" by Douglass Wallop)Three men on a horse; a comedy in three actsThe boys from SyracuseWhere's Charley? : a musical comedy in two actsThe pajama game : a musical comedy (based on the novel "7 1/2 cents" by Richard Bissell)