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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 )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,992 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 Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

98 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,558 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
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

64 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,709 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 devastating effects of alcoholism
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

74 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,396 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)
Niagara by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

66 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 864 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
Jules Verne's journey to the center of the Earth by Henry Levin( Visual )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 841 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 746 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 )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 663 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 )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 614 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
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 611 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 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 404 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 383 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 )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 310 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 303 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 )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 285 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 Billy Wilder( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2000 in English and held by 265 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 238 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 )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 181 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
Five graves to Cairo by Billy Wilder( Visual )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 172 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
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Brackett Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1892-1969)

Charles Brackett scénariste américain

Charles Brackett sceneggiatore statunitense

Charles Brackett US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Τσαρλς Μπρέκετ

Чарльз Брэкетт

צ'ארלס בראקט

چالز براکت فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی

チャールズ・ブラケット

ブラケット, チャールズ

查尔斯·布拉克特

查理斯·布拉克

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NinotchkaMidnightThe lost weekendA foreign affairFive graves to Cairo