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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 )

73 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English schoolteacher finds herself at odds with the King when she is the teacher at the royal court in the 1860s
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

104 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,583 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. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

66 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,699 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
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

74 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Soviet official in Paris soon turns to pleasure as she discovers the magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the special charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout
Niagara by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

72 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithless wife plots to kill her husband, a disturbed war veteran
Journey to the center of the earth by Henry Levin( Visual )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daring scientiest leads an expedition into the interior of the Earth, where fierce dinosaurs and an intelligent reptilian race battle a primitive human civilization
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up helping a beautiful singer get away from the mob
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 674 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
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
The uninvited by Dorothy Macardle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the remote coast of Cornwall, a music critic and his sister move into a bargain-priced house, only to discover that it is haunted
Ninotchka by Charles Brackett( Book )

21 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripts (including production copy), property list, plan, and time book from the March 24, 1952 production by the Dublin Gate Theatre
Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 412 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 )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 387 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
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two versions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's heartwarming musical tale of the Frake family at the State Fair
The virgin queen by Henry Koster( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 304 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 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor waltz: an American salesman melts the heart of a Viennese countess amidst Strauss waltzes and lush scenery
The lost weekend by Charles Jackson( Book )

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

"Based on the novel by Charles Jackson, a work that many in Hollywood had thought unfilmmable because of its relentless grimness, The Lost Weekend was one of the first films to explore the devastating effects of alcoholism. Ray Milland was cast against type as Don Birnam, a writer plagued by depression and self-doubt who, as his alcoholism progresses, slips into a horrifying downward spiral of lying, begging, stealing, and madness. Milland's riveting performance won him an Oscar. Jane Wyman also delivers a powerful performance as his faithful girlfriend, Helen St. James, whose selfless love offers Birnam a hope of redemption." "This facsimile edition of The Lost Weekend not only reveals the genius of the film but also illuminates how the script stands alone as a rare, wonderful piece of writing. Jeffrey Meyers's introduction looks at the transformation from novel to film and examines Wilder and coauthor Charles Brackett's methods as collaborators. Readers will gain important insights into the craft of screenwriting, and the personality and methods of one of Hollywood's greatest directors."--BOOK JACKET
Garden of evil by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 235 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
A foreign affair by Billy Wilder( Visual )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 197 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
Five graves to Cairo by Billy Wilder( Visual )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 175 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
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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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