Newman, Alfred 1901-1970
Most widely held works about Alfred Newman
Most widely held works by Alfred Newman
Gentleman's agreement ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,562 libraries worldwide
Magazine writer Schuyler 'Phil' Green, a widower who has just arrived with his mother and young son in New York, is assigned the task of writing an expose of anti-Semitism. As he searches for a new angle on the topic, he decides to pass as a Jew for several months, which causes no end of trouble for his ailing mother and young son. It also puts his new society girlfriend on the spot, since despite all her intellectual convictions, she cannot quite shake the vicious prejudices of her particular group. In the 40s, Hollywood began exploring serious social problems in an upfront manner, and while a trifle too earnest for some people, this film puts the 'gentleman's agreement' among gentiles to discriminate against Jews directly in the spotlight.
All about Eve ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
Camelot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Merlin taught King Arthur well. He establishes the perfect kingdom of Camelot, the best knights in the world at the Round Table, and even finds himself a kind, loving wife in Queen Guenevere. Then, along comes the French knight, Lancelot. At first hated by all, he eventually proves himself and becomes the King's best friend and the best knight of the Round Table. He also becomes the Queen's lover, no matter how guilty both feel. Alas, Camelot cannot last. For Mordred, the king's treacherous illegitimate son, catches on, and works to undo everything Arthur worked for.
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time.
John Ford's My darling Clementine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.
Flower drum song ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue.
Love is a many-splendored thing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes.
Twelve o'clock high ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
The commander of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain during World War II begins to crack under the strain.
South Pacific original soundtrack recording by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and German and held by 627 libraries worldwide
South Pacific overture (3:01) -- Dites-moi (1:16) -- Cock-eyed optimist (1:42) -- Twin soliloquies / Some enchanted evening (5:49) -- Bloody Mary (1:53) -- My girl back home (1:39) -- There is nothin' like a dame (3:47) -- Bali Ha'i (3:49) -- I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair (2:53) -- I'm in love with a wonderful guy (3:20) -- Younger than springtime (4:56) -- Happy talk (3:42) -- Honey bun (1:46) -- Carefully taught (1:13) -- This nearly was mine (2:09) -- Finale (2:59).
Anastasia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
An expatriate White Russian general sets in motion a grand hoax after he meets a destitute woman on the banks of the Seine River in Paris. He is amazed at her resemblance to Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas of Russia, rumored to have somehow survived the Bolsheviks' execution of the Romanoff family in 1918. He trains her to impersonate the missing princess but soon begins to feel she may be the real Anastasia. Ultimately, the truth can only be decided by one person--Anastasia's grandmother, the Dowager Empress.
The king and I original movie soundtrack recording by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Unfaithfully yours ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works.
The snake pit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Following an emotional collapse a woman is placed in a mental institution by her husband. The severity of her depression causes her sympathetic doctor to try electric shock, hydrotherapy, and drugs, along with psychoanalysis.
A letter to three wives ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Slice of Americana about three women on a group vacation receiving a letter from a flirt who has run off with one of their husbands- but who leaves the wives guessing as to whose husband has been stolen.
Carousel original movie soundtrack recording by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 451 libraries worldwide
The diary of Anne Frank ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding due to the increasing persecutions against Jews. Businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the attic rooms above their place of business. They arrange for the Frank and Van Daan families to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Anne Frank is Otto's 13-year-old daughter. She writes about the remarkable account of their lives, their growing fear of discovery, their deplorable living conditions and even the blooming of her first love. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping that Holland will be liberated by the Allies.
Camelot original motion picture sound track by Frederick Loewe ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Ball of fire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 396 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.
The black swan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Pirate Morgan is pardoned and made the new governor of Jamaica on one condition - he must stop his fellow pirates from doing their criminal actions.
Modern times ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens.
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