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Riskin, Robert

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Most widely held works by Robert Riskin
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

70 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews hops a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she's befriended by fellow passenger Peter Warne, a brash and breezy reporter who offers his help in exhange for her exclusive story
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

55 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( Visual )

28 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British consul Robert Conway, together with a planeload of American and English passengers, is fleeing war-torn China. The plane is hijacked and comes down in Tibet, where the survivors are rescued by the ageless inhabitants of 'Shangri La', a ruggedly remote, utopian community hidden in the Himalayas
Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

92 editions published between 1941 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

28 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the son fo a wealthy tycoon falls for and proposes to a common gal in his office, his merciless father seizes an opportunity to buy up the final parcel of land he needs from the unsuspecting fiancée's family in order to build a munitions factory. But when the families assemble for a friendly dinner, a clas of lifestyles and class threatens to break up the engagement for good
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora drop by Sycamore Springs to see Nick's parents, and a mystery man drops dead on the front porch
Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You( Visual )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the stenographer from an eccentric family falls in love with the son of a rich mogul, the two families clash. Their love will change everything
It happened one night( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the film that fueled her legendary career, Jean Harlow stars in this romantic comedy directed by Academy Award winner Frank Capra. Written to showcase Harlow's talent, looks and charm, Platinum Blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression. Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter Stew Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman. Stew, who is quick with wisecracks, is slow to realize the dangers of being a kept man. At first, he likes the idle life of the rich, but there's trouble in paradise. Soon this Cinderella Man turns the social register upside down with his mocking repartee. To his rescue is Gallagher, a sympathetic friend and co-worker at the newspaper. She comforts and consoles Stew and, in classic Capra style, helps him right into her own arms.--Container
American madness by Frank Capra( Visual )

11 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and French and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
Lady for a day by Frank Capra( Visual )

21 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple Annie, a fruit peddler, throws a party for Count Romero, whose son is engaged to her beautiful daughter. With a little help from a big-time gambler and a few other instant "members of society," she keeps the imposture going-- for a while
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 197 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
Magic town by William A Wellman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious pollster finds a small town whose citizens' opinions accurately reflect those of America at large. On discovering this oddity in the darling town of Grandview, Smith plots to exploit this mathematical miracle. Posing as an insurance salesman along with his two sidekicks, Ike Sloan and Mr. Twiddle, he romances the local newspaper editor while trying to keep her from discovering his true intentions
Meet John Doe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man decides to abandon his nagging wife and his job in her family's business for the questionable pleasures of owning a racehorse known as Broadway Bill
Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds goes to town( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur star in this lighthearted, poignant comedy about small-town, "pixilated" poet Longfellow Deeds who inherits $20 milion from his uncle and is promptly declared insane by petty moochers, relatives, conniving lawyers and big execs who all want a piece of the pie
Frank Capra's Riding high( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race
Frank Capra's meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt politician attempts to further his evil ambitions by exploiting the appeal of a naive "John Doe."
Frank Capra's Lady for a day( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple Annie, a cantankerous New York City fruit peddler, has been pretending to be a high-society matron in letters to her daughter. When her daughter comes to visit with her aristocratic fiance, Apple Annie enlists her gangster friends for help
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It happened one night
Mr. Deeds goes to townLost horizonSix screenplaysYou can't take it with youFrank Capra's You Can't Take It With YouAmerican madnessThe premiere Frank Capra collectionBroadway BillFrank Capra's Riding high
Alternative Names
Riskin, Robert 1897-1955

Robert Riskin American writer

Robert Riskin Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1897-1955)

Robert Riskin cinéaste

Robert Riskin escriptor estatunidenc

Robert Riskin escritor americano

Robert Riskin escritor estadounidense

Robert Riskin sceneggiatore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Robert Riskin scriitor american

Robert Riskin US-amerikanischer Drehbuch- und Theaterautor, sowie Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Robert Riskin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Роберт Ріскін американський письменник

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