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Bernstein, Walter

Works: 125 works in 297 publications in 6 languages and 6,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Creator, Producer, Conceptor, Director, Illustrator, Writer of accompanying material, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter Bernstein
Most widely held works by Walter Bernstein
Fail-safe by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear equiped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
The Molly Maguires by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James McParlan is an operative working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who is hired by a major coal company to infiltrate and expose an underground terrorist organization, the "Molly Maguires". The Mollies operate within the improverished mining communities of Pennsylvania and are mostly Irish emigrants. McParlan is selected to infiltrate the organization to pose as a new member, but it quickly becomes apparent that the working conditions are truly wretched. The lawman's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen
The front by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Price, a restaurant cashier, poses as a writer so that blacklisted authors can submit their work through him, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand when he is forced to testify at an investigative congressional committee hearing
Durango ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Irish countryside on the eve of World War II, a struggling young farmer, Mark Doran, is hopelessly in love with the daughter of the local cattle buyer, Fergus Mullaney, a giant of a man who has threatened to destroy anyone who comes courting his daughter. Mark feels he must prove himself a man before confronting Fergus and organizes an ambitious and unprecedented cattle drive
Keep your head down by Walter Bernstein ( Book )
7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house on Carroll Street ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1951 in New York City. Emily Crane appears before the U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities because she is in a group considered a threat. Subsequently she is fired from her job at Life Magazine and gets a job reading to an elderly woman that lives on Carroll Street. She notices odd things happening in the house next door and uncovers a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the U.S. of 1951. Together with a maverick federal agent she tracks the plot to the highest levels of government
The Betsy by Daniel Petrie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from a Harold Robbins potboiler, "The Betsy" offers power struggles, incest, adultery, gold digging, and car racing. Laurence Olivier plays a ruthless but fallible auto tycoon with a tortured family history including a weakling son (Paul Rudd), a daughter-in-law he loves too much (Katharine Ross), a resentful grandson (Robert Duvall), and a devoted great-granddaughter (Kathleen Beller) to whom he bequeaths most of his fortune. In the midst of all these family squabbles is racing enthusiast Angelo Perino (a very young Tommy Lee Jones) whom the old man hires to build a revolutionary, ecologically advanced car which will be called The Betsy after his great-granddaughter. Angelo builds The Betsy (the car), seduces Betsy (the great-granddaughter), and even has a fling with Duvall's mistress, played by the haughty Lesley-Anne Down
Little Miss Marker ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grouchy, harse-racing bookie Sorrowful Jones is given a child as collateral for a debt, but the debtor doesn't return. The little girl warms Jones' heart, but will his life and friends be a bad influence on her?
Doomsday gun ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scientist and arms specialist (Langella) is obsessed by the dream of building the world's most powerful weapon. As he designs and builds his dream, the world watches and the brillant inventor and his deadly machine are caught in a tangled web of international intrigue
The front by Robert Alley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The affair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In war-torn England, black American troops have arrived to battle the Germans in Europe. They still experience prejudice from many of their white compatriots, but are welcomed by the British. One young black soldier, Travis, meets Maggie, an English woman whose husband, Edward, is fighting overseas. Maggie is lonely and confused about her husband's infidelities and soon finds comfort in the arms of Travis. But when Edward discovers them in the heat of passion, his rage is uncontrollable. In a time of war, punishment can be swift and vengeance terrible. Travis soon finds himself on trial for his life--and the only way Maggie can save him is by betraying her husband, their family and the world they built together
Hidden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jurist Harry Venn neemt uit nieuwsgierigheid een opdracht aan om een crimineel op te sporen
Paris blues by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two American jazz musicians in Paris meet two young American teachers, it's instant electricity. The foursome embarks on a whirlwind romance through the streets, cafes, clubs and landmarks of Paris
The house on Carroll Street : a novel by Mollie Gregory ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Robbins' The Betsy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He's an outsider, an interloper within the Hardeman family that runs the Bethlehem Motors automobile empire. He's Angelo Perino, determined to bring on line an innovative new car, the Betsy, and making his presence known from the boardroom to the bedroom
Semi-tough ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tongue-in-cheek look at the world of sports and romance ... Kris Kristofferson and Burt Reynolds are professional football players on the same team and in amorous pursuit of the same woman (Jill Clayburgh). This film is also a camp look at the 70's psychological 'find yourself' scene"--Exterior container
An almost perfect affair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an idealistic first-time director who lives for his art--until his heart is stolen by the gorgeous, worldly wife of an Italian producer at the Cannes Film Festival. A passionate, made-in-Hollywood affair begins, but the couple's romance is tested as they face the temptations of fame and fortune--and try to keep their sanity amidst the madness around them
Paul Revere's ride you are there ( Visual )
in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Cronkite and others, retell the story of Paul Revere's ride as if the viewer were watching present day happenings on the ABC News
Heller in pink tights by George Cukor ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a romantic comedy about a travelling theatre company in the American West. They perform in frontier communities where they act out heroic tales, comedies and melodramas in a less romantic reality. Genre conventions are interwoven with a recurring theme in Cukor's films: the relationship between theatre and life. While there is a triangle involving a gunfighter (Forrest) and actors Loren and Quinn, much of the screen time is devoted to affectionate portraits of the social misfits who form the troupe. It is also a film of magical and colourful moments. The script was looosely based on the life of Adah Isaacs Menkin who brought the theatre to the frontier in the 1860's
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English (119)
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