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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 )

99 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harsh look at Hollywood in which an aging silent-movie queen makes a tragic attempt to return to stardom
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

63 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a drinking binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the effects of alcoholism
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization( Visual )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,425 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
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

72 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,421 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 Jules Verne( Visual )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 861 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
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

31 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serious-minded professor and his high brow colleagues begin work on a new encyclopedia, he enlists the aid of a beautiful but shady night club queen to explain slang, unaware that she is wanted by the law
Titanic by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 677 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
Ninotchka by Charles Brackett( Book )

21 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript copy of screenplay with numerous markings on cover, including B2325, 24336, File Copy Latest, Temporary Complete, Sidney Franklin Producer, "From: Ernst Lubitsch / Charles Brackett / Billy Wilder / Walter Reisch / 4-8-39."
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State fair by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 425 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 )

12 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 400 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 )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 379 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 )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 308 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 )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 279 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 )

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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 231 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 )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 6 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. 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 )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 164 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
"It's the pictures that got small" : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age by Charles Brackett( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 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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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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