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Brooks, Richard 1912-1992

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Cat on a hot tin roof by Richard Brooks( Visual )

195 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an southern mansion an alcoholic ex-football player, Brick, drinks his days away and bitterly resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. As the recently-gathered family faces the impending death of their patriarch Big Daddy, and battle over the inheritance of his vast estate, Brick's time with Big Daddy jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

85 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,071 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
Truman Capote's In cold blood by Scott Wilson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member 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 by Richard Brooks( Visual )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member 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
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Richard Brooks( Visual )

136 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member 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
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 883 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
The professionals by Richard Brooks( Visual )

60 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member 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)
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

67 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 712 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 )

26 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 568 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
Truman Capote's In cold blood by Richard Brooks( Visual )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes a real crime in which a Kansas farmer, his wife and two teenage children were brutally murdered by two ex-convicts. Explores the inner workings of the criminals' minds as it follows their purposeless meanderings through Mexico and the U.S. in evasion of the law
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 )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Rough Rider, a lovely but shady lady-in-distress, a drifting ex-cowboy, a young reckless cowboy, a haughty English sportsman, and a gutsy Pony Express rider come together to battle the trials of the rugged West in a grueling 700-mile horse race
Something of value( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member 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
The doo wop box( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade you were born( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 221 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
The catered affair by Richard Brooks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 197 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
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 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 191 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 brick foxhole by Richard Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 186 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cat on a hot tin roof
Key LargoBlackboard jungleThe professionalsTruman Capote's In cold bloodBite the bulletSomething of valueThe doo wop boxGreatest classic films collection
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)