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O'Brien, Edmond 1915-1985

Works: 305 works in 1,087 publications in 7 languages and 21,036 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film noir  Western films  Juvenile works  Historical films  War films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Author, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edmond O'Brien
The man who shot Liberty Valance by John Ford( Visual )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who becomes a legend and an important political figure by falsely claiming he shot a ruthless gunman (Liberty Valance)
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
White heat by Hua xu( Visual )

58 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster escapes from prison to take revenge on the people that murdered his mother
Killers by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

55 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale "The Killers" is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic
D.O.A. by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

112 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Bigelow, a real-estate salesman, is accidentally given a slow-acting, lethal poison. In the few hours left to him, he frantically seeks to learn who is responsible and why he was poisoned
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from a blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced, along with their craft, to microscope size, and to enter the bloodstream to save him
Birdman of Alcatraz the story of a real and living man-- by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A convicted murderer gains respect & celebrity as an ornithologist while serving a life sentence in prison
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( Visual )

53 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip decide to pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by psychopathic serial killer
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
Seven days in May( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ... At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?"--Container
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retelling of the Normandy invasion, June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the United States, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day. The longest day."
A double life by George Cukor( Visual )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Laughton is remarkable as the deaf, grotesque hunchback who rescues a beautiful Gypsy girl (O'Hara) from the noose of an ugly mob. Swooping down from the bell tower, he carries her away to the cathedral where she can claim sanctuary. And there, as he protects her from death, he is moved by her great beauty and falls in love with her
The golden age of television( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
D-day the sixth of June( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman
The bigamist by Ida Lupino( Visual )

37 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travelling salesman is caught between two spouses, one an upper-crust lady and the other a tough-talking waitress
The girl can't help it by Frank Tashlin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jayne Mansfield plays a blonde who is being coached to become a nightclub singer by her racketeer boyfriend. To help her along, he hires a hungry talent agent to boost her career into the big time. Features music by Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Platters, Ray Anthony, Julie London, The Treniers, Abbey Lincoln and other rock 'n' roll stars
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Recording )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmond O'Brien reads the 1895 war novel by Stephen Crane. Considered one of the most influential works in American literature it features a young recruit in the American Civil War who is faced by the cruelty of war
Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell( Visual )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visioenen van een westerse wereld anno 1984, waarin de enkeling ten onder gaat in een volkomen kansloze strijd tegen "de Partij", die de mens dwingt tot "vrijwillige" aanvaarding van een levens- en wereldbeschouwing die zelfs de meest elementaire menselijke waarden vernietigt
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The man who shot Liberty Valance
Alternative Names
Brien, Edmund O' 1915-1985

Edmond O’Brien US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Edmond O'Brien acteur américain

Edmond O'Brien aktor amerykański

Edmond O'Brien Amerikaans acteur

Edmond O'Brien amerikansk skådespelare

Edmond O'Brien amerikansk skodespelar

Edmond O'Brien amerikansk skuespiller

Edmond O'Brien attore statunitense

O'Brian, Edmond 1915-1985

O'Brien, Edmund 1915-1985

O'Brien, Redmond 1915-1985

Едмонд О'Браєн

О’Брайен, Эдмонд

אדמונד או'בראיין

ادموند اوبرایان بازیگر آمریکایی


The wild bunchWilliam Shakespeare's Julius CaesarWhite heatKillersD.O.A.Fantastic voyageBirdman of Alcatraz the story of a real and living man--The hitch-hikerThe hunchback of Notre Dame