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Brackett, Charles 1892-1969

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Most widely held works by Charles Brackett
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

59 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history."--Container
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

87 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

64 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Ball of fire( Visual )

20 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up assisting a beautiful singer get away from the mob
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

3 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
Ninotchka by Charles Brackett( Book )

21 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clips and dialogue of the film Ninotchka based on the original story by Melchior Lengyel. Greta Garbo plays a Soviet official who succumbs to the charms of Paris and Leon D'Algout played by Melvyn Douglas
Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless showgirl, impersonating a Hungarian countess, quickly adapts to her new lifestyle with the help of an aristocrat. But she finds herself falling in love with yet another poor man
The major and the minor by Billy Wilder( Visual )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated city girl decides to disguise herself as a youngster in order to get a cheaper train ticket home. But little "Sue Sue" finds herself in a whole heap of grown-up trouble when she hides out in a compartment with handsome Major Kirby and he insists on taking her to his military academy after the train is stalled
The lost weekend by Charles Jackson( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2000 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don, an alcoholic, is unable to resist the lure of the bottle as he goes on a self-destructive binge. He uses various strategies to evade the watchful eye of his brother, Wick, and his sweetheart, Helen, in hiding his bottles with animal cunning. They have followed his debauch through a series of epidodes which includes his unblushing importunities of a bartender, begging for drinks; a horribly humiliating encounter when he is caught stealing money from a woman's purse; a racking walk along New York's Third Avenue, trying to pawn a typewriter for some cash; and a staggeringly ugly experience in the Bellevue alcoholic ward where he goes through a bout of delirium tremens
Garden of evil by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Americans are stranded in a Mexican village while on their way to the Californian gold fields and are offered a large sum of cash to rescue a local woman's husband, who is trapped in a mine
Five graves to Cairo by Billy Wilder( Visual )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II drama set in the Sahara about a British spy who takes refuge in a hotel and assumes the identity of a dead manservant so that he can spy on the German General Rommel
A foreign affair by Billy Wilder( Visual )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-laced congresswoman on a fact-finding tour of Berlin discovers that a U.S. Army captain is attached to a Berlin cabaret bombshell
State fair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the first day of the Iowa State Fair, both Margy Frake and her brother Wayne find romance. Will their new-found relationships continue after the fair is over? (1945 version). The story shifts from Iowa to Texas in the 1962 version
The emperor waltz by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Dans l'Autriche-Hongrie d'avant guerre,un commis voyageur américain s'ingénie à intéresser l'empereur François-Joseph. Malheureux en affaires,il trouve l'amour auprès d'une jolie veuve de la cour
The Uninvited( Visual )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past
Niagara by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithless wife plots to murder her husband and run off with her lover
"It's the pictures that got small" : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age by Charles Brackett( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics asThe Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible forNinotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, andSunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways
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Charles Brackett Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1892-1969)

Charles Brackett scénariste américain

Charles Brackett sceneggiatore statunitense

Charles Brackett US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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MidnightThe lost weekendFive graves to CairoA foreign affair