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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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 2,493 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 )

64 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,437 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
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

37 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,701 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 )

53 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,349 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 develops 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 )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daring scientist leads an expedition into the interior of the Earth, where fierce dinosaurs and an intelligent reptilian race battle a primitive human civilization
Niagara by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

55 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 820 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
Titanic by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 678 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
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 668 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 )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 495 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 )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State fair by Jeanne Crain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town family travels to the State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love
Midnight( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 375 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 341 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 King and I by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, over time Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another
The virgin queen by Henry Koster( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 310 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 lost weekend by Charles Jackson( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2000 in English and held by 273 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
The emperor waltz by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor waltz: an American salesman melts the heart of a Viennese countess amidst Strauss waltzes and lush scenery
Garden of evil( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 208 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 )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 164 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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ブラケット, チャールズ

NinotchkaMidnightThe lost weekendFive graves to Cairo