WorldCat Identities

Saks, Gene 1921-2015

Works: 156 works in 405 publications in 5 languages and 8,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Filmed performances  Filmed plays  Coming-of-age films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Conductor, Author, Performer, Contributor, Film editor, Other, fmd, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gene Saks
The odd couple by Gene Saks( Visual )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two divorced men (one is fastidious, the other is a slob) share a New York apartment
Barefoot in the park by Gene Saks( Visual )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a young newlywed couple in New York and the difficulties that they encounter in adjusting to marriage and life together in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment
Nobody's fool by Robert Benton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Nobody's fool) In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions. He unexpectedly has a chance to make some of them right when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life
Mame( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit
Cactus flower by Gene Saks( Visual )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Winston, an easy-going bachelor dentist who has been stringing along his girlfriend by pretending to be married, promises to marry his dizzy blonde mistress, Toni. However, she first insists on meeting his nonexistent wife, so he convinces Stephanie, his starched no-nonsense receptionist, to pose as his wife, and there are unforeseen twists and surprises for everyone
Brighton Beach memoirs by Blythe Danner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical of Neil Simon's life, fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this adaptation of a Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's
I.Q.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this fun, warm-hearted romantic comedy
The prisoner of Second Avenue by Melvin Frank( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soon-to-be-unemployed executive visits the country to avoid a nervous breakdown. Unfortunately, the dark cloud of tribulation seems to follow him in this comic nightmare
A thousand clowns by Fred Coe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-conformist TV writer is investigated by a beautiful social worker who questions his ability to raise a precocious 12-year old boy
Half a sixpence : the original Broadway cast recording by David Heneker( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock star/teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie mesmerizes audiences with his electric voice and energetic presence. When he gets drafted into the Army, Conrad's manager Albert arranges for him to travel to a small Ohio town to make a farewell television performance
Last of the red hot lovers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married man going through a mid-life crisis attempts to woo women to his mother's empty apartment in hopes of having an affair, but things don't go as planned
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Charles Strouse; produced and adapted by Irwin L. Fisch. Lyrics by Lee Adams; book by Michael Stewart. Hallmark Entertainment. Starring Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Tyne Daly
A fine romance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Andrews and Marcello Mastroianni star in this Paris based comedy of twisting infidelity! This comedy is a prime example of things not always being as bad as they seem
Half a sixpence by David Heneker( Recording )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show
The odd couple( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the collapse of his marriage, TV newswriter Felix Ungar decides to commit suicide in a cheap hotel room and fails. He dejectedly makes his way to the weekly poker game being held at the Riverside Drive apartment of his best friend, Oscar Madison, a divorced sportswriter. Felix accepts an invitation to share the eight room apartment, but his hypochondria and his compulsion for order and cleanliness drive the slovenly Oscar to distraction, and the two men are soon quarreling
The one and only( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man dreaming of stardom and fame leaves college to become a professional wrestler
Lucille Ball film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big street: Nightclub singer Gloria Lyons is an abrasive, selfish woman who is crippled by gangster Barton MacLane. Busboy Little Pinks, who has idolized the singer, takes pity on Lyons and unselfishly devotes himself to her welfare
Barrymore by Christopher Plummer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of his remarkable career, John Barrymore was the most celebrated entertainer of his generation. The reigning king of both Broadway and Hollywood, his decline and fall from grace was the tragic result of a self-destructive spiral into vice and excess. And now, with his career in tatters, he makes one final attempt to reclaim his former glory on the stage in this powerful, heartbreaking, humorous and compassionate portrait of a tortured soul and living legend."--Container
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Barefoot in the park
Alternative Names
Gene Saks americký režisér

Gene Saks Amerikaans filmacteur

Gene Saks amerikai színházi és filmrendező

Gene Saks amerykański reżyser teatralny i filmowy oraz aktor

Gene Saks réalisateur américain

Gene Saks regista statunitense

Gene Saks US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Saks, Jean Michael 1921-2015

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ג'ין סאקס

ژن ساکس

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Barefoot in the parkMameCactus flowerBrighton Beach memoirsI.Q.Bye bye BirdieLast of the red hot loversBye bye Birdie