WorldCat Identities

Goodis, David 1917-1967

Works: 188 works in 802 publications in 12 languages and 5,130 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery films  Psychological fiction  New wave films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Other, Conceptor, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PS3513.O499, 791.4372
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Five novels of the 1940s & 50s by David Goodis( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five crime novels of David Goodis all dealing with unfortunate people and dark doomed settings
Nightfall : a novel by David Goodis( Book )

41 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Vanning has an identity crisis. Is he an innocent artist who just happens to have some very dangerous people interested in him? Or is he a killer on the lam from his last murder-with a satchel worth over $300,000 in tow?
Dark passage by David Goodis( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After successful plastic surgery on his face, a man wrongly convicted of murder hides out in an apartment in San Francisco. Tension builds in this tale of a fugitive hiding from the law as he feverishly works to prove his innocence
The burglar by David Goodis( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. In The Burglar (1953), first published like all his later novels as a paperback original, David Goodis explores his characteristic notion of the criminal gang as surrogate family, wracked by thwarted aspirations and contradictory desires. Other David Goodis novels available as Library of America E-Book Classics include: Nightfall, Dark Passage, The Moon in the Gutter, and Street of No Return
Shoot the piano player by David Goodis( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life -- the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( Visual )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man wrongfully accused of his wife's murder escapes from prison to find the real killer
Street of no return : a novel by David Goodis( Book )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Street of No Return, we meet the pathetic figure of Whitey. Once upon a time Whitey was a crooner with a million-dollar voice and a standing invitation from any woman who heard him use it. Until he had the bad luck to fall for Celia. And then nothing would ever be the same
Black Friday by David Goodis( Book )

38 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A doomed man [sorts] his way among the perverse loyalties of a criminal 'family.'"--Cover
The wounded and the slain by David Goodis( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To save his disintegrating marriage, James Bevan takes his wife to Jamaica--but will the island vacation bring them redemptionor death?
The moon in the gutter by David Goodis( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a back street in the rough end of Philadelphia, docker William Kerrigan obsesses over the mysterious suicide of his sister. Into a dive bar walks Loretta Channing, the beautiful, enigmatic socialite and sister of Newton the drunk. For Kerrigan, Loretta's the impossible dream, th escape route out of his hellhole existence, away from the crowded tenements, the shacks, the dark alleys. But Loretta may also hold the key to finding out what prompted his sister's death, the reason he can never break free. The Moon in the Gutter is a fierce and heated tale of desire and revenge. Made into a film starring Gerard Depardieu and Nastassia Kinski, it remains an entralling classic of American noir fiction."--Back cover
The blonde on the street corner by David Goodis( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph, George, Ken, Dingo. Quatre copains qui passent leur temps à imaginer comment gagner l'argent qu'ils n'ont pas. Ils ne font rien de leurs journées à part boire et jouer au billard. Ils organisent des soirées en appelant des filles. Jusqu'au jour où Ralph en rencontre une : opulente, sensuelle et consentante. Pour le meilleur ou pour le pire. Un portrait magnifique et désenchanté de la jeunesse américaine des années 1950. (4e de couv.)
Cassidy's girl by David Goodis( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is one of David Goodis's most extraordinary efforts, a novel about a disgraced airline pilot who has sunk to the lower depths of existence. Disaster trails the forlorn Cassidy like a hellhound. His self-destructive pattern results not only in self-torment but drags two women, Mildred and Doris, down into the gutter with him. Set in the hard streets of Philadelphia, Goodis's home town, Cassidy's Girl entails blackmail, murder and the usual rough stuff, endowing his icy streets and wretched shanties with expressionistic intensity." --
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un pianiste de bar voit sa vie bouleversée par des gangsters
Night squad by David Goodis( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis qu'il a été renvoyé de la police, Corey Bradford est obsédé par son insigne. Un soir, il s'interpose entre deux malfrats et Walter Grogan, parrain de la pègre locale. Ce dernier propose à Corey d'enquêter sur le commanditaire de l'agression avortée en échange de 15.000 dollars.--[Memento]
Of tender sin by David Goodis( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tirez sur le pianiste! by David Goodis( Book )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire d'un ancien soliste de Carnegie Hall qui échoue dans les bas-fonds new-yorkais suite au suicide de sa femme. Après avoir affronté l'adversité et retrouvé sa dignité grâce à l'amour d'une femme patiente, il ira se réfugier dans l'oubli procuré par l'alcool ... Adapté au cinéma par Truffaut
Schiessen Sie auf den Pianisten( Visual )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einst war Edouard Saroyan ein berühmter Konzertpianist. Jetzt spielt er Abend für Abend Klavier in einer schäbigen Pariser Bar. Er nennt sich jetzt Charlie Kohler, um mit seiner Vergangenheit abzuschließen. Aber da wären seine drei Brüder, die ständig in kriminelle Geschäfte verwickelt sind, und die Kellnerin Léna, in die sich Charlie verliebt und der Charlie seine Geschichte anvertraut
Of missing persons by David Goodis( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street of no return by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Carradine stars as a former pop star who had it all until he fell in love with the wrong gangster's girl and had his throat cut for his sins. Now a drifter, he lives in a haze of amnesia, alcohol and misery until one day he rediscovers himself and a chance for vengeance
Nightfall ; Down there ; Dark passage ; The moon in the gutter by David Goodis( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.23 for Dark passa ... to 0.90 for Tirez sur ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Shoot the piano player
Dark passageShoot the piano playerStreet of no return : a novelBlack FridayThe wounded and the slainThe moon in the gutterThe blonde on the street cornerCassidy's girl
Alternative Names
David Goodis Amerikaans schrijver (1917-1967)

David Goodis amerikansk författare

David Goodis amerikansk skribent

David Goodis écrivain américain

David Goodis scrittore statunitense

David Goodis US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Goodis David

Goodis David Loeb

Goodis, David Loeb 1917-1967

Дэвид Гудис

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דיוויד גודיס

دیوید قودیس

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