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Spiegel, Sam

Works: 140 works in 616 publications in 8 languages and 19,792 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War stories  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Military history  War films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Director, Production personnel, Author, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Sam Spiegel
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Most widely held works by Sam Spiegel
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Visual )
58 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )
74 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )
56 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 3,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend is so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after, his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
Suddenly, last summer by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )
21 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beautiful Catherine Holly is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Her rich aunt tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end Catherine's haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of truth serum, the neurosurgeon discovers that Catherine's delusions are in fact true and must confront the rich aunt about her own involvement in her son's violent death
The stranger by Edward G Robinson( Visual )
42 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A captured Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after WWII, in the hopes of leading the Allies to a notorious spy who is working to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small, seemingly innocent Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution
F. Scott Fitzgerald's the last tycoon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penetrating glimpse at big studio politics in the early days of Hollywood; a spectacular translation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's notorious novel
The work of director Spike Jonze a collection of music videos, short films, documentaries, and rarities ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes the director's music videos for the bands Wax, Beastie Boys, the Pharcyde, the Breeders, Daft Punk, Fatlip, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Dinosaur Jr., MC 900ft Jesus, the Notorious B.I.G., the Chemical Brothers, and Bjork, as well as interviews, commentaries, rarities, and three documentaries: What's up Fatlip?, Amarillo by morning, and Torrance Rises
The chase by Arthur Penn( Visual )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheriff attempts to capture an escaped convict before a bloodthirsty mob lynches him
The night of the generals ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
The prowler ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion--by knocking off her husband!"--Container
The strange one ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspenseful drama about life in a prestigious Southern military academy lorded over by a sadistic upperclassman."Censored in its original theatrical release for its homosexual undertones, the Strange one is presented restored and uncut for the first time on DVD."
5 film noir killer classics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stranger: Orson Welles directs and stars in this thriller about a monstrous Nazi official who's hiding out as a small-town American college professor. A war crimes detective turns up determined to expose him -- even if it means endangering the Nazi's innocent wife
We were strangers by John Huston( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It's been seven long years since his people last tasted freedom. So when Cuban-born expatriate Tony Fenner finally returns to Havana, he joins the Organization, a small band of revolutionaries dedicated to ending the tyrannical rule of President Gerardo Machado. Aided by fellow rebel China Valdes, Fenner proceeds with his audacious master plan: to execute the head of the senate and then assassinate all of Cuba's leaders at his well-attended state funeral. And so, as the secret police race to stop them, Fenner and Valdes tunnel beneath the cemetery, where they intend to detonate a bomb so powerful, it will wipe out Machado's entire government with one blow."--Container
Betrayal by Harold Pinter( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the love triangle involving a man whose wife is having an affair with his best friend
Scarlet Street The stranger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scarlet Street. Homely, henpecked would-be artist Chris Cross leads an honorable, if tedious, middle-class life until he falls madly in love with the dangerously seductive young Kitty
Here to stay by Carmen McRae( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad grandpa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Johnny Knoxville reprises his Jackass role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson Billy. ... The two generations of troublemakers soon develop a bond, as they hustle their way across the heartland of America on an outrageous road trip with a whole lot of high jinks and pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people"--Container
The Orson Welles collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stranger: A thriller about an escaped Nazi war criminal hiding out in a small Connecticut town. King Lear: Performed live in front of television cameras, tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters. David and Goliath: Biblical epoch produced in Italy about David fighting the giant Goliath. The trial: Franz Kafka's political thriller about Joseph K., who awakens to find he is suddenly and inexplicably on trial for an unspecified crime. Herb Shriner show: Features Welles in lively conversation as well as reciting some Carl Sandburg poetry. Hollywood remembers Orson Welles: A look at the public and private life of this genius of the cinema. Hollywood couples : Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth: A look at one of the least likely and most compelling couples ever to light up Hollywood. This documentary examines the private lives of this curious couple
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Alternative Names
Eagle, S.P
Eagle, S. P. 1901-1985
Eagle S. P. 1903?-1985
Shpigel Osef Sam 1903?-1985
Shpigel, Sam.
Shpigel Sam 1903?-1985
Spiegal, Sam.
Spiegal Sam 1903?-1985
Spiegel, Sam 1901-1985
Spiegel, Samuel P. 1901-1985
Spiegelglass, Samuel 1903-1985
שפיגל, סם
English (389)
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