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Rossen, Robert 1908-1966

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Most widely held works by Robert Rossen
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
The hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

106 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macedonian Alexander emerges from deep conflict with his teacher Aristotle and his father, and begins to unite the Greek tribes and aim for world domination
Robert Rossen's The Hustler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Multiple languages and English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship, sacrificing everything until he realizes the stakes are too high
The roaring twenties by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War I veteran becomes involved in bootlegging. Set in New York City during the 1920s
Body and soul by Robert Rossen( Visual )

45 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley has become the middleweight champion of the world by winning a "fixed" fight. In his devious climb to the top, Charley has become hard and arrogant, and has estranged both his mother and the girl he loves
Marked woman by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young assistant District Attorney uses a prostitute to indict a gang of racketeers, its czar, and his underlings
The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

50 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of intrigue involving childhood friends and a mysterious death that happened years before. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is the power behind things in the town of Iverston and is married to Walter O'Neill (Kirk Douglas), the district attorney. When their childhood friend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to town, it brings up powerful memories about their connection to the death of Martha's rich aunt years before and threatens to expose the truth
Island in the sun by Robert Rossen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four different love affairs simultaneously wreak havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of a tropical paradise. A wealthy plantation owner plots murder when he suspects his wife of having an adulterous relationship. At the same time, his sister-in-law is drawn to his enemy, a dedicated black labor leader, and a governor's aide is torn over his scandalous affair with a native woman
A walk in the sun by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, American soldiers of the Fighting 36th hit the beach at Salerno and begin their trek across the countryside toward the Nazi-occupied farmhouse they've been ordered to destroy. One of the ranking officers is killed after the platoon lands on the beach. Now Sgt. Tyne must take over and lead the troop. But the rest of these men are infantrymen who aren't thinking about fighting bravely enough to become officers, but to live long enough to become civilians
Lilith by Robert Rossen( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England seems to weave a magical spell on a young man with an equally obscure past. Their relationship deepens leading to a shocking conclusion
Three screenplays: All the king's men, the Hustler, Lilith by Robert Rossen( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London's The sea wolf : a screenplay by Robert Rossen( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came to Cordura by Robert Rossen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa, Thomas Thorn, branded a coward during battle, must lead five Medal of Honor candidates to the military base in Cordura, Texas, but as the dangerous journey through the desert progresses, the "heroes" reveal their true characters as panic sets in
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Caesar: Rico joins Sam Vettori's gang. He replaces Sam as leader, pushes rival gang leader Arnie Lorch out of town, then goes after the job of next-higher-up Pete Montana. He accepts when "Big Boy" offers him that prize but his sights are set higher still. They are also cast on his best friend Joe's girl
Blues in the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurotic bandleader and a carefree clarinetist, along with their jazz band, travel from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons
Edge of darkness( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Norwegian villagers rally against the Nazis occupying their town in this wartime film
Errol Flynn adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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They won't forget( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite circumstantial evidence, a Southern prosecutor tries to pin a murder on an African American man. Based on the infamous Leo Frank case
The sea wolf by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf Larsen is the tyrannical captain of a freighter, who would rather "reign in Hell than serve in Heaven". He lords over a roughneck recruit, two castaways and his crew in a cruel manner
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All the king's men
Alternative Names
Robert Rossen Amerikaans filmregisseur

Robert Rossen amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Robert Rossen réalisateur américain

Robert Rossen regista statunitense

Rosen, Robert

Rosen, Robert 1908-1966

Rossen, Robert

Ρόμπερτ Ρόσσεν

Роберт Россен

Робърт Росън

Россен, Роберт

Россен, Роберт американский режиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

רוברט רוסן

رابرت راسن

로센, 로버트 1908-1966

로즌, 로버트 1908-1966



Alexander the GreatThe roaring twentiesThe strange love of Martha IversJack London's The sea wolf : a screenplayGreatest gangster films collectionEdge of darknessErrol Flynn adventures