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Curtis, Tony 1925-2010

Works: 572 works in 1,976 publications in 8 languages and 29,319 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Gangster films  Biography  Musical films  Historical films  Autobiographies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Host, Other, Interviewee, Editor, Costume designer, Creator, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

238 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

101 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
Operation Petticoat by Blake Edwards( Visual )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of Army nurses
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility
The great race by Blake Edwards( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villainous Prof. Fate has sworn to beat the noble and dashing Great Leslie in a turn-of-the-century, no-holds-barred automobile race from New York to Paris. Then, to add an extra touch of mischief to the mayhem, there is an unthinkable last-minute entry -- a woman! From the Statue of Liberty, through the great plains of the Wild West, over the Bering Sea, and across the frozen face of Siberia, its high-level high jinks as the dastardly Prof. Fate and his bungling sidekick Max try to foil the incorruptible Leslie
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
The celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the depiction of gay and lesbian characters in popular films, showing how the movies reflect and define public attitudes to homosexuality. Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Provides anecdotes from actors, writers and filmmakers regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen
The mirror crack'd by Agatha Christie( Visual )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple tackles an assembly of all-star suspects in this movie-within-a-movie, a tale of homicide on the set of an American extravaganza being filmed in England
Insignificance by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears
F. Scott Fitzgerald's the last tycoon by Elia Kazan( Visual )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating glimpse at big studio politics in the early days of Hollywood; a spectacular translation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's notorious novel
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmond Dantes, unjustly imprisoned on the eve of his wedding by a rival suitor and his accomplices, escapes after 14 years, uncovers the hidden Monte Cristo treasure described a fellow prisoner, and, as the mysterious count, exacts his revenge
The Boston Strangler by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the man who terrorized Boston for a year and a half
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
Sex and the single girl by Richard Quine( Visual )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself
Angel and the badman ; John Wayne on film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wayne on film: Documentary film about John Wayne's legendary film career
The making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie by Tony Curtis( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Like It Hot occupies a unique place in American culture. This beloved classic showcases five comic geniuses: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, I.A.L Diamond, Billy Wilder, and Marilyn Monroe. It has been honored by the American Film Institute as the Funniest Film of All Time. It has contributed quotes, styles, and stories to film lore. Yet the full story of its making has never been told.In this book, Tony Curtis opens up a treasure trove of memories to tell for the first time: How he was hired for the film How he and Jack Lemmon learned to dress in drag The day-by-day excitement and turmoil of the production What he learned from Jack Lemmon How Billy Wilder disappointed him Why Marilyn was so hard to work with Why he had an affair with Marilyn in Coronado Why he had a fistfight on the set The truth about Marilyn's miscarriage Why Marilyn believed she was carrying Tony's child How the film overcame a lukewarm receptionWith scores of unseen black-and-white photos throughout, and an eight-page color insert that shows what the movie would have looked like in Technicolor, The Making of "Some Like It Hot" is the definitive book on a definitive movie
The Bad News Bears go to Japan by Tony Curtis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third film in the series, the story contiunes as the Bad News Bears are spirited off to Tokyo by Marvin Lazar, a slick and sleazy con artist who sees in the team a perfect peg for a get-rich-quick scheme. The strikeout-prone Bears are pitted against a murderously skillful Japanese junior baseball team
Taras Bulba by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Ukraine of the 16th century, a powerful Cossack chieftain is determined to regain his land from treacherous Polish invaders. Despite bitter dissension in the ranks, he is soon leading his soldiers into savage warfare. But further conflict erupts when his headstrong son, Andrei, falls deeply in love with a Polish girl. Spectacular battle scenes highlight the nonstop action, arriving at a shattering climax in which father and son must ultimately confront the rift between them
The list of Adrian Messenger by John Huston( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential heirs to a family fortune are being killed off, and George C. Scott must find the killer in time to save the young grandson
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Antonius Curtis

Curtis, Anthony 1925-

Curtis, Anthony 1925-2010

Curtis, James 1925-2010

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Schwartz, Bernard, 1925-

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Schwarz, Bernard 1925-2010

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SpartacusSweet Smell of SuccessOperation PetticoatThe great raceThe mirror crack'dThe Count of Monte CristoSex and the single girlThe making of Some like it hot : my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movieThe list of Adrian Messenger