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Brooks, Richard 1912-1992

Works: 339 works in 1,604 publications in 10 languages and 22,049 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Film noir  Gangster films  Sea stories  Domestic drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Adapter, pmn, fmd, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Singer, Interviewee, Producer, Conceptor, Conductor, Creator
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 791.4372
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Cat on a hot tin roof by Richard Brooks( Visual )

163 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member 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 )

82 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( Visual )

40 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member 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 last time I saw Paris by Richard Brooks( Visual )

132 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer recalls his romance with a wealthy American girl in Paris
Elmer Gantry by Richard Brooks( Visual )

46 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-talking salesman teams up with a woman preacher to sell religion to America in the 1920's. They make enough money to build a temple, however the salesman's success is jeopardised when a prostitute and former girlfriend crosses his path
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member 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 by Richard Brooks( Visual )

68 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgraced 19th-century British sailor lives nobly among natives. From the Joseph Conrad novel
The brothers Karamazov by Richard Brooks( Visual )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyodor Karamazov is the wealthy father of four grown sons: Dmitri, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father; Ivan, the intellectual; pious Alexe; and half-brother Smerdyakov. Tensions erupt to a murderous end when libertine father and romantic son find themselves vying for the affections of the same woman, the wild Grushenka. Finding themselves adrift without the dark anchor that held them together, the four brothers must now find peace, each in their own way
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member 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
Bite the bullet by Richard Brooks( Visual )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen lead an all-star cast that battles the trials of the rugged West in a grueling, 700-mile horse race
The doo wop box( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade you were born( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you were born in the 50s your parents spurred the biggest story of the 20th century, the rise of the middle class, and millions of Americans left the cities for the suburbs to own a home of their own, a building boom was on. This was the decade where people built Bomb Shelters, if you were born in the early fifties you are a baby Boomer, the most influential and powerful group of Americans ever born
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member 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 by Jerry Wald( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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
The catered affair by Richard Brooks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aggie Hurley is making up for a lifetime of making do. Her daughter Jane is going to have a lavish wedding even if Jane wants a simple ceremony. And even if Aggie's husband Tom must give up his dream of owning his own taxi to finance the extravaganza
The brick foxhole by Richard Brooks( Book )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the basis for the 1947 film noir classic Crossfire. The story centers on a murder which appears to have no motive - at least not a motive that would help finger a suspect. Surprisingly progressive for a mid-40's story, the underlying morality message of this story is to expose the sin of prejudice, and advocate the virtue of tolerance. The target of hate in the book is gay, but that was too progressive for Hollywood. They changed the target of bigotry to be Jewish
Crossfire by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tense crime story, revolving around three soldiers who are suspected of the murder of a Jewish man in a New York hotel
Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a would-be hero who deserts what he thinks is a sinking ship and thereafter is haunted by shame and the need to explain himself
Richard Brooks by Richard Brooks( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writer and director Richard Brooks talks about his start as a writer in journalism and about his career as a screenwriter in Hollywood
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cat on a hot tin roof
Alternative Names
Brooks, Richard

Brooks, Richard 1912-

Richard Brooks American screenwriter, film director and producer

Richard Brooks amerykański reżyser i scenarzysta, laureat Oscara

Richard Brooks cinéaste américain

Richard Brooks director de cine estadounidense

Richard Brooks regisseur

Richard Brooks regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Richard Brooks US-amerikanischer Regisseur

Richard Brooks yhdysvaltalainen elokuvaohjaaja ja -käsikirjoittaja sekä kirjailija

Sax, Ruben.

Ричард Брукс американский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, продюсер, прозаик

Річард Брукс

ריצ'רד ברוקס

ريتشارد بروكس

ریچارد بروکس فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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브룩스, 리처드 1912-1992

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理查德·布魯克斯 (導演)

Key LargoBlackboard jungleBite the bulletThe doo wop boxGreatest classic films collection