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Ray, Nicholas 1911-1979

Works: 234 works in 1,214 publications in 11 languages and 17,138 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Documentary films  Film noir  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Western films  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Scenarist, Conceptor, fmd, Contributor, Dedicatee, Producer, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997,
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Rebel without a cause by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

171 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Stark, the teenage son of a well-to-do family, is overcome by loneliness, frustration and anger, which leads to violence when he seeks approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament
In a lonely place by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The celebrity-obsessed coat check girl at his hangout has, however, and is happy to come home with him and give him a synopsis. Abruptly woken at 5:00 AM by a police detective, Dix learns that the girl was found murdered, and he was the last person to see her alive. Laurel gives him an alibi, and they begin seeing each other. Is Dix a lovable rebel, a disillusioned, cynical know-it-all, or a cold-blooded killer? How much danger will Laurel be in if she attempts to find out?
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

68 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saloon owner Vienna battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Vienna and has been offered a job in her saloon. Nicholas Ray's epic western is considered one of the most original westerns of all time. The women are far tougher than the men and some saw a bizarre allegory for the McCarthy era Red Scare
Hair by Galt MacDermot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the army induction board, only to walk into a hippi 'happening' in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila
Bigger than life by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. "This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking -- and wildly entertaining."--Jacket
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

42 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
Flying leathernecks by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. His subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it, but Kirby proves that there is a method to his madness after all
I was interrupted : Nicholas Ray on making movies by Nicholas Ray( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They live by night by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

38 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They live by night: Three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Kitty. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever
Lightning over water by Wim Wenders( Visual )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, Wim Wenders traveled to New York City to make a film with legendary director Nicholas Ray. As Ray lays dying of cancer, he reflects on his life and career. The resulting film tells a moving story both about friendship and a life in cinema
55 days at Peking by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

86 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small handful of European men, women, and children from eleven foreign delegations become trapped and beseiged during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1900
Der Amerikanische Freund by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Atteint de leucémie, Jonathan Zimmermann, propriétaire d'un atelier d'encadrements à Hambourg, se sait irrémédiablement condamné. Il rencontre un jour l'Américain Tom Ripley, trafiquant de tableaux. Ce dernier présente à Jonathan l'un de ses amis, qui lui propose de tuer un inconnu contre une forte somme : Jonathan accepte, offrant ainsi une "assurance-vie" et un avenir à sa famille. C'est le début d'une spirale inéluctable
Greatest classic films collection by Betty Hutton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police
Bitter victory by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Leith and Major Brand are a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Once the mission is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy. As they struggle through the wastes of the Sahara we learn who will live, who will die and what is the price of glory
Knock on any door by Raymond Nicholas Ray( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young hoodlum from the slums is tried for murdering a cop. He is defended by a prominent attorney who has known him from childhood
They Were Expendable by John Ford( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were expendable: In the early days of World War II, the Japanese navy pressed relentlessly into the Philippines. Two American skippers are determined to prove that their small PT boats can be shaped into an effective battle fleet against the larger Japanese cruisers
Party girl by Raymond Nicholas Ray( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mob lawyer has a professional crisis of conscience after he begins a romantic relationship with a naive showgirl
John Wayne the tribute collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were expendable: Two PT-boat skippers defend the Philippines and give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the crippling losses at Pearl Harbor. Flying Leathernecks: An embattled Marine fighter squadron VMF 247 at Guadalcanal is led by John Wayne and campaigning to coordinate ground combat with low-flying aerial sorties
The true story of Jesse James by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last eighteen years in the life of Jessie James showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the younger brothers, and his attempt to lead a peaceful life after the disastrous attempt to rob the bank at Northfield, Minnesota"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rebel without a cause
Alternative Names
Kienzle, Raymond Nicholas.

Kienzle, Raymond Nicholas 1911-1979

Nicholas Ray Amerikaans filmregisseur

Nicholas Ray amerykański reżyser i scenarzysta

Nicholas Ray réalisateur américain

Nicholas Ray regista statunitense

Nicholas Ray US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Rar, Nick 1911-1979

Ray 1911-1979

Raymond, Nicholas Kienzle

Никълъс Рей

Рэй, Николас

Նիկոլաս Ռեյ

ניקולס ריי

רי, ניקולס

ריי, ניקולאס

نيكولاس راي

نیکلاس ری کارگردان آمریکایی

니컬러스 레이

레이, 니콜라스 1911-1979


レイ, ニコラス


In a lonely placeFlying leathernecksI was interrupted : Nicholas Ray on making moviesGreatest classic films collectionThey Were ExpendableNicholas Ray : an American journeyNicholas Ray : the glorious failure of an American director