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Brackett, Charles 1892-1969

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Most widely held works by Charles Brackett
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

100 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,160 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 young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

56 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,756 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
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

62 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devestating effects of alcoholism
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

68 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,412 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)
Journey to the center of the earth by Henry Levin( Visual )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center and find strange animals, underground oceans and fiery volcanoes
Niagara by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the quaint motel overlooking the famed falls seems like the perfect honeymoon retreat, in fact, it's where the young and beautiful Rose Loomis plans to kill her husband George
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

30 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 706 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
Titanic by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to remove her family from the superficial, high-society world in which her husband is engrossed, a woman flees to America along with her children on the R.M.S. Titanic. Learning of her plan her husband buys a steerage ticket in the hopes of reconciling with his family. But when fate steps in, the family faces an unimaginable challenge and the possibility of separation from each other forever
The uninvited( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. Soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night--this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
Ninotchka by Charles Brackett( Book )

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

Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two versions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's heartwarming musical tale of the Frake family at the State Fair
Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 393 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 )

17 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 virgin queen by Henry Koster( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an effort to advance his ambition to sail to the New World on behalf of his beloved England, the future Sir Walter Raleigh enamors himself to the Queen. She initially rebuffs him, but he slowly wins her over--not just in business, but also in her heart. However, when he falls in love and marries one of her ladies-in-waiting, Raleigh enrages Elizabeth and risks everything he's fought for"--Container
The emperor waltz by Billy Wilder( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court: musical version of Mark Twain's humorous novel about a turn-of-the-century blacksmith who is knocked unconscious and awakens in sixth-century Camelot
The lost weekend by Charles Jackson( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2000 in English and held by 279 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a ship carrying three American fortune hunters strands them in Mexico, fate deals them a great hand - from the bottom of the deck. In exchange for a fat payday, they must journey into the heart of evil to rescue a trapped miner. With death surrounding them and murderous Apache warriors at their heels, it will take all their cunning, ingenuity and bravery to escape with their reward, as well as their lives
Five graves to Cairo by Billy Wilder( Visual )

25 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 193 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. Soon, General Rommel makes the inn his general staff headquarters. Now, with the threat of discovery hanging over his head, the spy learns that the identity he has claimed owes a debt to the Nazis -- and they expect him to pay up
A foreign affair by Billy Wilder( Visual )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phoebe Frost, an upright Republican member of Congress, travels to Berlin to look into reports of corruption among the occupying American forces. She enlists an Army captain in her crusade and finds herself falling for him, unaware that he is the man romantically involved with a German cabaret singer who can lead army investigators to a high-level Nazi war criminal"--Container
The girl in the red velvet swing( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn Nesbit is young, beautiful and the object of much affection. But she only has eyes for older, suave Stanford White. Despite White's marriage and their significant age difference, they become secret lovers until White decides it is best to break off the affair. Desperate to remain close to her true love, Evelyn decides to marry Harry K. Thaw, a competitor of White's. But haunted by his new wife's past, Thaw won't rest until he make sure he is the only man in her life
 
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The lost weekend
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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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چالز براکت فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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