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Saks, Gene 1921-2015

Works: 122 works in 408 publications in 6 languages and 8,009 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, fmd, Speaker, Contributor, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gene Saks
The odd couple by Gene Saks( Visual )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,667 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 )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 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 by Jerry Herman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 770 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 )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Winston, an easy-going bachelor dentist whose delicately balanced scheme crumbles under some unexpected circumstances. Winston strings along his dizzy blonde mistress, Toni by telling her that he has a wife and children. He learns that Toni has tried to commit suicide over him, so he promises to marry her. Toni, refusing to be a home-wrecker, insists on first meeting Winston's wife. He convinces Stephanie to pose as his wife
Brighton Beach memoirs by Blythe Danner( Visual )

22 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. Even so, he manages to keep his priorities - baseball and girls - firmly in order throughout Neil Simon's hilarious adaptation of his Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's. Life is definitely never dull with seven people living under the same roof. Dad works two jobs to make ends meet, older brother Stanley is eager to dispense sage advice, and Aunt Blanche tries to cope as a single parent. Brighton Beach Memoirs is a wonderful, semi-autobiographical comedy with heart, wit and hysterical insights into family life and growing up - just a little off-center
I.Q.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 313 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
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stellar cast performs in this Emmy winning remake of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Birdie, an 'Elvis' like idol, gets drafted much to the dismay of his adoring teenage fans and even more so to his perpetually neurotic manager. With only one last 'hurrah' before he goes, Birdie and his manager plan a 'win a date' contest
A thousand clowns by Fred Coe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 217 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( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last of the red hot lovers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 168 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 )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 104 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 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
Half a sixpence by David Heneker( Recording )

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

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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 27 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 20 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 )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es una historia de un joven y conservador abogado y su excéntrica esposa, que ha dedicado su vida a la búsqueda de la diversión. Cuando, el éxtasis de la luna de miel da paso a la realidad de asentarse y dedicarse a sus tareas, la armonía del matrimonio se convierte en una cómica discordia. La suegra se queja pacientemente. El vecino de arriba, Lotario, flirtea con ella. La alegría se convierte en angustia
Pieds nus dans le parc by Gene Saks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, newly wed couple set up housekeeping in an attic apartment near Central Park in New York City
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

ژن ساکس

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