Brooks, Richard 1912-1992
Most widely held works about Richard Brooks
Most widely held works by Richard Brooks
Cat on a hot tin roof ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy."
Key Largo by John Huston ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.
Truman Capote's In cold blood ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
A hard hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money.
Blackboard jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel.
Elmer Gantry ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and French and held by 788 libraries worldwide
One man's fervent pursuit of wealth and power leads him to religion for profit in the evangelist tents of the 1920's Midwestern Corn Belt.
The last time I saw Paris ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A writer recalls his romance with a wealthy American girl in Paris.
Sweet bird of youth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss.
Lord Jim ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Adventures of a sailor who prowls the unmapped jungles of the Far East in search of the feudal warlord who is terrorizing the peace-loving natives. He helps enslaved natives, is raped by a tribal chief, and finally sacrifices his life.
The professionals by Richard Brooks ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and French and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Soldier of fortune Burt Lancaster leads a rugged team of mercenaries to rescue a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped by Mexican revolutionary Captain Rasa (Jack Palance).
Blackboard jungle ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. This film set in an inner-city high school was the first to use a rock 'n' roll soundtrack.
The Brothers Karamazov ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of four wildly disparate brothers in 19th century Czarist Russia, who stand to gain an inheritance from their father, and together they weave a web of intrigue and murder.
Brute force ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 449 libraries worldwide
"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains" --Container.
Tennessee Williams' Sweet bird of youth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
A charming, ambitious young man returns to his hometown after a prolonged stay in Hollywood with a faded movie queen and some plans for capitalizing on her past fame. But an interest in a former flame, and the wrath of her powerful father alter his plans.
Something of value ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom.
In cold blood ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of a prosperous and respected Kansas farmer who, along with his wife and children, is murdered.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Story of a young woman trying to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of her family and search for her own identity. By day she is a compassionate teacher of deaf children; by night she seeks uninvolved sexual encounters; she is challenged to integrate the various aspects of her life.
Greatest classic films collection. Romantic dramas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police.
Storm warning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A mob in hooded white robes. A man running for his life. Gunfire. In the South to visit her sister Lucy, Marsha Mitchell witnesses a Ku Klux Klan murder. Once safely with Lucy, Marsha gasps out the terror she has seen, then recognizes her sister's brutish new husband as one of the killers. She could lie, protect her sister and leave town. Or she could be the one person brave enough to bring the Klan to justice.
Dollars ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and French and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A call girl teams up with a security expert to steal money from the safety deposit boxes of three crooks.
The brick foxhole by Richard Brooks ( Book )
4 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics Ambition American drama Antisemitism Avarice Brooks, Richard,--1912-1992 Death Deception Detective and mystery films Detectives Drama Evangelistic work Evangelists Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Florida--Key Largo France--Paris Gangster films Gangsters Gay men--Relations with heterosexual women Hate crimes Hickock, Richard Eugene,--1931-1965 Hunter, Evan,--1926-2005 Jews Juvenile delinquents Kansas Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Middle West Mississippi Motion picture actors and actresses Murder Murder--Investigation New York (State)--New York Schools Smith, Perry Edward,--1928-1965 Southern States Teachers United States Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films World War (1939-1945)
Multiple languages (25)
No Linguistic content (5)