Ritt, Martin 1914-1990
Most widely held works about Martin Ritt
Most widely held works by Martin Ritt
Norma Rae ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
Norma Rae, the Southern millworker who revolutionizes a small town and discovers a power in herself she never knew she had. Under the guidance of a New York unionizer and with increasing courage and determination, Norma Rae organizes her fellow factory workers to fight for better conditions and wages. Based on a true story.
Sounder ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Story of a black sharecropper family in Louisiana during the Depression. A father steals food for his family; his wife provides love, security and strength while he is in prison; and their oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns.
Hud ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father. Hud is a man who cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, his dad, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high.
Sounder ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
The story of a black sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The father steals food for his family and is sent to prison. While he is in jail the mother provides love, security and strength at home. The oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns home.
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
Ben Quick, an industrious con artist who's known throughout the country as a barn burner, gets run out of a Mississippi town. He meets up with Clara Varner, whose father is pressuring her to get married and provide him with grandchildren. It isn't long before he decides Ben and Clara should marry, and when she resists, it sets up a dramatically escalating clash of wills.
The spy who came in from the cold ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 725 libraries worldwide
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government.
Hombre ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 690 libraries worldwide
A white man raised as an Apache faces confrontation with society.
The great white hope ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson, this fictional account of his rise to fame chronicles the battles that the flamboyant champion fought in and out of the ring. Refusing to live within the boundaries deemed acceptable by society, this renowned hero and the woman he loved chose to live their lives the way they wanted-- something which evoked great fury from a narrow-minded world.
The Molly Maguires ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 486 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.
Stanley & Iris ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Love story about 2 blue-collar workers trapped in their own private prisons. Stanley is held back by his inability to read or write, while Iris is paralyzed emotionally by the loss of her husband. Together they set out to help each other, and end up learning to live and, ultimately, love again.
The spy who came in from the cold ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent is assigned to pretend he is defecting, but soon suspects that the layers of betrayal go far beyond what was originally expected.
Cross Creek ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
After ten years as a frustrated newspaper reporter and unsuccessful author of fiction, Marjorie Rawlings turns her back on financial security and takes up residence in the Florida Everglades. In this remote and untamed portion of central Florida, Rawlings is inspired to create a gallery of unforgettable characters and to produce critically-acclaimed best sellers.
Hud ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 342 libraries worldwide
A drama which portrays the conflicts of a Texas ranch family in which a cynical uncle and a venerable grandfather vie for the respect and admiration of a naive seventeen-year-old boy.
The front ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 326 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.
Nuts ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The pending case: The People of the State of New York vs. Claudia Draper. The issue: Is Claudia mentally competent to stand trial? Sure, she's shocking, outspoken, explosive. But is she "nuts?" Claudia holds nothing back as she takes on the judicial system, modern psychiatry, personal demons and anyone in her way.
Conrack ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The story of an idealistic, innovative teacher on a remote South Carolina island. His unorthodox teaching methods bring him into conflict with the reactionary school superintendent.
Awake and sing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years.
The Long hot summer ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in English and German and held by 262 libraries worldwide
When Ben Quick, a suspected barnburner drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will Varner, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter. But once the loner moves in, the two men lock horns, drawing Varner's family into a complex web of emotions and actions that leave all of them changed forever.
Murphy's romance ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Emma Moriarty, a divorced horse trainer living in a small Arizona town, is courted by widower and pharmacists Murphy Jones and faces a difficult choice when her ex-husband appears on the scene.
Martin Ritt : interviews by Martin Ritt ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
African American boxers African American families African Americans Apache Indians Arizona Armstrong, William H.--1914-1999 Blacklisting of authors Boxers (Sports) Coal miners Comedy films Conduct of life Depressions Dogs Drama Espionage, British Espionage, Communist Espionage, East German Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany Great Britain Intelligence service Labor unions--Organizing Louisiana Love Man-woman relationships Melodrama Moles (Spies) Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures New York (State)--New York Poverty Ranchers Ritt, Martin,--1914-1990 Sharecropping Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Spies Spy films Swindlers and swindling Texas Textile workers--Labor unions United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films Women textile workers
Ritt de Rastar, Martin 1914-1990
Ritt, Martin, 1902-1990
Ritt, Martin, 1920-1990
Multiple languages (23)
No Linguistic content (19)