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Ritt, Martin 1914-1990

Works: 310 works in 984 publications in 7 languages and 16,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Western films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Children's films  Juvenile works  Spy films  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Performer, Author, Restager , Film editor, Other, Interviewee, fmd, Dedicatee, Contributor, Production personnel, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Ritt
Norma Rae by Martin Ritt( Visual )

57 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,186 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 Martin Ritt( Visual )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,785 WorldCat member 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
The spy who came in from the cold by Martin Ritt( Visual )

53 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,484 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 )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member 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
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer by Martin Ritt( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member 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
Hombre by Martin Ritt( Visual )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 681 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
The Molly Maguires by Martin Ritt( Visual )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 613 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
Awake and sing by Clifford Odets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 584 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 great white hope by Martin Ritt( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 570 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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature
Murphy's romance by Martin Ritt( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 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 )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 7 languages 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 )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 394 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? She's shocking, outspoken, explosive, defiant--but is she "nuts"? Claudia holds nothing back as she takes on New York's judicial system, modern psychiatry, her personal demons and anyone who gets in her way
Paris blues by Martin Ritt( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 274 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 229 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 )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 222 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
The outrage( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 174 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
Edge of the city( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 169 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
The black orchid( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 143 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

מרטין ריט שחקן אמריקאי

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리트, 마틴 1914-1990



The outrageEdge of the cityThe black orchidPicking up the tab : the life and movies of Martin RittMartin Ritt : interviews