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Ritt, Martin 1914-1990

Works: 197 works in 765 publications in 6 languages and 16,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Historical films  Fiction  Spy films  Romance films  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Performer, Author, Restager , Film editor, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Production personnel, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Ritt
Norma Rae by Martin Ritt( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member 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 by William H Armstrong( Visual )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounder is the heartwarming 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. Together thay love and laugh, struggle and survive, and dream and hope of a more promising future
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,383 WorldCat member 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
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer by Martin Ritt( Visual )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ben Quick, a suspected barnburner, drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter, Clara
Hombre by Martin Ritt( Visual )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A white man raised as an Apache faces confrontation with society
The front by Martin Ritt( Visual )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and French and held by 677 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
Awake and sing by Clifford Odets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television re-creation of Clifford Odets' 1935 Broadway play. Portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement during the Depression
The Molly Maguires by Martin Ritt( Visual )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 598 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 impoverished 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 great white hope by Martin Ritt( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member 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
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member 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
Murphy's romance by Martin Ritt( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Moriarty, a divorced horse trainer living in a small town in Arizona, is courted by widower, Murphy Jones, and faces a difficult choice when her ex-husband appears on the scene
Stanley & Iris by Martin Ritt( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 463 WorldCat member 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
Nuts by Martin Ritt( Visual )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member 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
Paris blues by Martin Ritt( Visual )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two American jazz musicians living in Paris fall in love with two girls on vacation from America. They must decide whether to stay in Paris for their music careers, or move back to America for love
Conrack by Martin Ritt( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member 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
Adventures of a young man( Visual )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming of age story that chronicles a young man's experiences growing up in the North Woods in the early 20th century, leaving home, and serving in the Red Cross during World War I
Edge of the city by Martin Ritt( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide
Outrage by Carlos Saura( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious bandit confesses to rape and murder. But when witnesses offer different versions of the crime, the truth becomes more and more elusive
The black orchid by Martin Ritt( Visual )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose
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Martin Ritt Amerikaans filmregisseur

Martin Ritt amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Martin Ritt réalisateur américain

Martin Ritt regista statunitense

Ritt de Rastar, Martin 1914-1990

Ritt, Martin

Ritt, Martin 1902-1990

Ritt, Martin 1920-1990

Мартин Ритт

מרטין ריט

مارتین ریت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

리트, 마틴 1914-1990



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