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Riskin, Robert

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It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

66 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

54 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,742 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 )

33 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic adventures of a group of people kidnapped in India and taken to an idyllic civilization in the mountains surrounding China
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

101 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 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?
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nick and Nora head to Nick's hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick's choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick's arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he's just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not"--IMDB
Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

14 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Container
American madness by Frank Capra( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and German and held by 251 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 5 languages and held by 225 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 200 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 )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 168 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
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( Visual )

11 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 150 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 Riding high( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 101 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 Lady for a day( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 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
The miracle woman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Florence Fallon's father is fired from the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and begins faking miracles for profit. The love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man
Lost horizon (1937) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It happened one night (1934) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange love of Martha Ivers (1946) : shooting script by Robert Rossen( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American madness (1932) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet John Doe (1941) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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It happened one night
Alternative Names
Riskin, Robert 1897-1955

Robert Riskin Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1897-1955)

Robert Riskin cinéaste

Robert Riskin escritor estadounidense

Robert Riskin sceneggiatore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

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

Ρόμπερτ Ρίσκιν

Роберт Рискин

רוברט ריסקין

רוברט ריסקין סופר אמריקאי

رابرت ریسکین

リスキン, ロバート

羅伯特·里思金

罗伯特·里斯金

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Mr. Deeds goes to townLost horizonSix screenplaysAmerican madnessThe premiere Frank Capra collectionBroadway BillFrank Capra's Riding high