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Saks, Gene 1921-2015

Works: 124 works in 433 publications in 6 languages and 8,045 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Musicals  Filmed plays  Filmed performances  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Conductor, Performer, Author, fmd, Speaker, Other, Film editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gene Saks
The odd couple by Gene Saks( Visual )

49 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two divorced men (one fastidious to a fault, the other an incredible slob) share a New York apartment
Barefoot in the park( Visual )

46 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 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 Paul Newman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 right some of them when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life
Mame by Jerry Herman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 761 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 )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 732 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 )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is desperately trying to uncover life's mysteries, but his family keeps hiding the clues
I.Q. by Jean-François Davy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 300 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 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
Half a sixpence : the original Broadway cast recording by David Heneker( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand clowns by Fred Coe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-conformist TV writer is investigated by a beautiful social woker who questions his ability to raise a precocious 12-year old boy. Based on the Broadway play by Herb Gardner
Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock star/teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie gets drafted and his manager faces unemployment. His manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl will win a goodbye kiss from Birdie
Last of the red hot lovers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 169 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
A fine romance( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 106 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
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 99 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
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 41 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 one and only( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man dreaming of stardom and fame leaves college to become an actor. Unable to find a job, he takes up professional wrestling. His wife and her family have a hard time accepting his occupation
Lucille Ball film collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critic's choice: New York critic Parker Ballantine enjoys writing poison-pen reviews that close lousy plays. Now that his wife has written a play, what will he say about it?
Barrymore by Christopher Plummer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 21 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
Descalzos por el parque( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Redford, un joven y conservador abogado, es el Señor Rectitud. Jane Fonda es su esposa, que dedica su vida a pasárselo lo mejor posible. Ambos se enamoran al instante, casándose de inmediato, pero según se va acabando el éxtasis de su luna de miel y se enfrentan a la realidad de vivir en un quinto piso sin ascensor, la armonía del matrimonio comienza a resentirse
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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

Джин Сэкс

ג'ין סאקס

جین ساکس

ژن ساکس

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