WorldCat Identities

Ashby, Hal

Works: 127 works in 775 publications in 8 languages and 16,250 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Crime films  Satirical films  Biographical films  Interviews  Buddy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Performer, fmd, Film editor, adi, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hal Ashby
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

86 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon
Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

142 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
Coming Home by MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

79 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set against the social upheaval of the Vietnam war. While Sally's husband is serving in Vietnam, she becomes involved with a veteran of the war, a paraplegic at a San Diego veterans hospital
Bound for glory by R. C Sproul( Visual )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the grim backdrop of depression America, this film joyously celebrates the life of Woody Guthrie, America's great folk balladeer and poet. In 1936 he leaves Texas and heads to California looking for work. He meets hobos, migrant workers and people down on their luck, and begins his career as a folk singer
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time
The Cincinnati Kid by Norman Jewison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve McQueen leads an all-star cast in this story of an up-and-coming young poker player out to make a name for himself when the long time master of the game comes to town--a young poker player who will stop at nothing to become the greatest as The Cincinnati Kid. New Orleans. The Great Depression. Eric Stoner (McQueen--Bullitt, The Sand Pebbles), known as The Cincinnati Kid, loves life, women ... but most of all he loves poker. Now, when poker champion Lancey Howard, known as The Man(Edward G. Robinson), comes to town, Stoner arranges for a place at a game with Howard. But when he learns that the dealer has rigged the game for Howard to lose, Stoner insists, that win or lose, the game be fair
Harold and Maude( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countercultural director Hal Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. The cult classic of its era, featuring indelible performances and a soundtrack by Cat Stevens
The Rolling Stones : Let's spend the night together by Hal Ashby( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stones' 1981 U.S. tour filmed at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona and at the Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey
The landlord( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social satire about a wealthy young man (Bridges) who leaves his family's estate in Long Island to pursue love in a Brooklyn ghetto
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a sightseeing Soviet commander runs his submarine aground off the New England coast, his crew attempts to find a boat to dislodge the sub almost starts World War III. Russian Lt. Rozanov and his crew hit the beaches of Massachusetts unaware of the panic they're about to start. Despite the Russians' harmless intentions, the folks in town think a full-scale Soviet invasion has been launched! What's worse, their police chief has left his hysterical assistant in charge
The slugger's wife by Hal Ashby( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage between an Atlanta Braves outfielder and a rock singer suddenly turns sour when their individual careers force them to make some tough choices
Lookin' to get out!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex has had a good day at the track, a bad night at the poker game and he'll have a worse time if the guys he owes catch up with him. Alex and go-along pal Jerry split for Las Vegas where Lady Luck and their wits will give them the cash they need
8 million ways to die by Hal Ashby( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage
Directing : learn from the masters by Tay Garnett( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gielgud, Samuel Fuller on the inter-relationship between cinema and the newspaper world, Howard Hawks on the making of To Have and Have Not, George Roy Hill on The Sting, and Fred Zinnemann on Floyd Crosby's photography of High Noon
Harold e Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'après C. HIGGINS, scé.C. HIGGINS, mus. C. STEVENS/Int. B. CORT/R. GORDON/C. CUSACK/V. PICKLES/C. TYNER ... Un jeune homme issu d'une famille aisée, fasciné par la mort, redécouvre la vie auprès d'une vieille dame bohème et espiègle ... Un film culte original et émouvant
4 movie collection : Hero ; The slugger's wife ; Crazy in Alabama ; I'll do anything( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy in Alabama : Antonio Banderas' directorial debut opens in the sweltering summer of 1965, and everyone in Alabama has gone completely crazy, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's glamorous Aunt Lucille. Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in the way of her dreams of television stardom, she gets rid of him in a most unusual way and leaves Peejoe with lots of questions and an explosive secret
Oltre il giardino by Shirley MacLaine( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giardiniere timido e analfabeta viene a contatto con la high-class americana, che scambia la sua ingenuità per intelligenza e i sui silenzi per saggezza. Così viene osannato come genio della finanza e della politica. (Mereghetti)
4 movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avalon: based loosely on Barry Levinson's own family and their real experiences emigrating to Baltimore in the early 20th century from Eastern Europe
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Alternative Names
Ashby, Hal William.

Ashby, William Hal

Ashby, William Hal 1929-1988

Ashby, Wm. Hal

Hal Ashby Amerikaans filmregisseur

Hal Ashby Amerikaans filmregisseur en filmeditor

Hal Ashby cinéaste américain

Hal Ashby director de cine estadounidense

Hal Ashby regista statunitense

Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Filmeditor

Χαλ Άσμπι

Гел Ешбі

Хэл Эшби

האל אשבי

هال آشبي

هال اشبی تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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애쉬비, 할 1929-1988



Harold and MaudeComing HomeBound for gloryShampooThe slugger's wifeLookin' to get out!Being Hal Ashby : life of a Hollywood rebel