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O'Brien, Pat 1899-1983

Works: 315 works in 739 publications in 6 languages and 11,795 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Sports films  Biographical films  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Actor, Author, Translator, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Speaker, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pat O'Brien
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

56 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

54 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 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 )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 625 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 )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The front page( Visual )

50 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newspaper editor and his ace reporter battle each other while fighting civic corruption in Chicago
The last hurrah( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A big city mayor ... rises from humble origins by building a powerful political machine, but struggles to maintain his position amidst charges of corruption leveled at him by the elite citizens whose power he has usurped"--Container
The over the hill gang by Jean Yarbrough( Visual )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired ranger and his three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff
Hell's house( Visual )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 291 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 fighting 69th( Visual )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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 )

13 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 254 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 )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 234 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
The decade you were born( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 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
The boy with green hair by Joseph Losey( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the war a young boy learns he is an orphan and the next day he awakens to find his hair has turned green
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you: A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
Babe Ruth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profane and earthy, the Babe had a simplicity and warmth of spirit that were electrifying. But his greatness resides on the baseball diamond, where he set a roster of records capped by his 60-home run season. Here's his story, from his youth in Baltimore and his early career as a Red Sox pitcher to his years of glory in Yankee pinstripes, and beyond
Torrid zone by David Bunn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 152 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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildy Johnson is a reporter who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic ex-editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife
Bombshell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen siren Lola Burns is fed up with the scandalous stories her publicist, Space Hanlon puts out, the endless arguments on the sets of her films and her family's constant drain on her money and peace of mind. Her attempts to get married, adopt a baby and quit the business altogether are constantly thwarted, unbeknownst to her, by Space, who is secretly in love with her
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
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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

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