WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Pat 1899-1983

Works: 271 works in 664 publications in 7 languages and 11,174 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biographical films  Sports films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Translator, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Speaker, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pat O'Brien
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the run musicians disguise themselves as women and join a singer in an all-female jazz band in order to escape the mob
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

64 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence
Knute Rockne, All American( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've decided to take up coaching as my life work," Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish as a gridiron powerhouse, but victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men
The wind at my back : the life and times of Pat O'Brien by Pat O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The front page by Billy Wilder( Visual )

46 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Williams, a convict about to be executed, escapes, throwing the criminal court building into chaos. Newspaper reporters try to "scoop" the story by holding Williams in a roll-top desk in the press room
The last hurrah( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Skeffington, the political boss of a New England town, fights his last campaign. This flavorful melodrama is based on Edwin O'Connor's novel of politics, loosely patterned after the life of Boston's Mayor Curley
The over the hill gang by Jean Yarbrough( Visual )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired ranger and his three aged pals try to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff
The fighting 69th( Visual )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fighting 69th" is a World War I regiment consisting mostly of New York-Irish soldiers. Jerry Plunkett is the cockiest member of a cocky crew. Jerry is a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and enlisted of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good. None of them seem to succeed. In the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself
American madness by Frank Capra( Visual )

18 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
San Quentin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens during the long years spent behind the walls of San Quentin? The new yard captain wants to make those years a time of rehabilitation rather than punishment, but not everyone is buying it
The woman destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young wife and her worldly values. In "The Monologue," a rich, spoiled woman, home alone on New Year's Eve, pours out a lifetime's rage and frustration in a harrowing diatribe. -- Back cover
The boy with green hair by Joseph Losey( Visual )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young child sits quietly at the police station, unwilling to answer questions about himself or how he lost his hair. But when he finds out that his parents are killed in an air raid, his hair turns green. While the townspeople label him as an outcast, fellow war orphans stand behind him, encouraging Peter to turn his green hair into a symbol of the futility of war
Hell's house( Visual )

17 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Independently produced by Bennie Zeidman, Hell's house (1932) is a Pre-Code melodrama that captured Bette Davis and Pat O'Brien just before they were catapulted to superstardom at Warner Bros. An exposé of the American penal system (not unlike I am a fugitive from a Chain Gang and The mayor of hell), Hell's house stars Junior Durkin as a wholesome farmboy who moves to the city after the death of his mother. Dazzled by the smooth talk and beautiful girlfriend (Davis) of a wily bootlegger (O'Brien), the naive lad runs afoul of the law and is sentenced to a brutal reform school. Abandoned by the legal system, the boy's only hope is the conscience of the criminal responsible for him being there
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American madness: During the height of the Great Depression, a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
The decade you were born( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you were born in the 60s, your decade opened with John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States; the cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television for the first time; Chubby Checker started a new dance craze with the sensational twist; the U.S. men's ice hockey team won gold in the winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California; and Alan Shepard made the first U.S. space fight
Torrid zone by David Bunn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Case knows only one man who can shape up his troubled banana-republic plantation--fireball foreman Nick Butler. However, Nick is a little distracted when he meets a woman who can hold her own at a card table, especially if she's dealing
Bombshell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lola, whose life is a dizzy whirlpool of studio expectations, adoring fans, familial leeches and most of all, a firecracker of a freewheeling press agent who'd do handsprings through a minefield if it would keep Lola's name in the tabloids. But Lola is ready to provide a final headline herself. She's quitting the biz. Leaving. Abandoning the sham and the glam for the pitter-patter of tiny feet
Ring of fear( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clyde Beatty Circus seems jinxed, falling victim again and again to apparent accidents which are actually the acts of a murderous saboteur. Mystery writer Mickey Spillane comes to the scene to solve the cases
Flirtation walk( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when Powell's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star Keeler."--Internet Movie Database
Crack-up by Irving Reis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a train wreck sends art critic George Steele into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum. Seems unjust, until you learn there was no train wreck. This relentless, nervy film noir explores the sinister world of violence and the monied world of aesthetics as Steele's attempt to reconstruct what really happened leads him to murder, mania and an international conspiracy that threatens the museum's masterpieces
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Angels with dirty faces
Alternative Names
Brien, Pat O' 1899-1983

O'Brien Pat J. 1899-1983

O'Brien, William Joseph Patrick 1899-1983

Pat O’Brien US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Pat O'Brien acteur américain

Pat O'Brien aktor amerykański

Pat O'Brien Amerikaans acteur (1899-1983)

Pat O'Brien amerikansk skådespelare

Pat O'Brien amerikansk skodespelar

Pat O'Brien amerikansk skuespiller

Pat O'Brien attore statunitense

Пат О'Брайън

Пэт О'Брайэн

پت اوبرایان بازیگر آمریکایی




Angels with dirty facesKnute Rockne, All AmericanThe last hurrahAmerican madnessSan QuentinThe woman destroyedThe premiere Frank Capra collection