WorldCat Identities

Arau, Alfonso

Works: 80 works in 498 publications in 11 languages and 10,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  Comedy films  Western films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Director, Lyricist, Author, Performer, Producer, Restager , Film editor, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alfonso Arau
Most widely held works by Alfonso Arau
Como Agua para Chocolate = Like Water for Chocolate by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

218 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn of the century Mexico, a young woman loves a boy who her mother forces to marry her sister
A walk in the clouds by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning from World War II, a young G.I. finds he has little in common with the wife he left behind. Disillusioned, he heads north to work as a traveling salesman where he meets the daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner. On her way home, she is terrified of what her father will do when he learns she is unmarried and pregnant. The young man gallantly offers to help by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever
Romancing the stone by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Wilder is a mousy romance novelist who receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, but quickly becomes lost in the jungle. She is waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. Joan meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, the two embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels
A painted house by Scott Glenn( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10-year-old Luke lives with his parents and grandparents in Arkansas during the Korean War. To pick the cotton in their fields, they must hire "hill people" and Mexicans. Hank is a "hill person" who doesn't take kindly to people looking down on him. Luke witnesses a fight that Hank gets into that causes the death of another person. With better times ahead to look forward to, the town gets excited about a new invention - television
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
Three Amigos! by John Landis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits
Tinker tailor soldier spy by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gunfighter avenges the death of his wife, then spurred on by a woman, seeks to prove himself by defeating other master gunfighters."--Container
I heart Shakey( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single father J.T. and his precocious daughter Chandler move from a small town to Chicago with their lovable family mutt Shakey. After missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to find Shakey a new home. Chandler hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together
Picking up the pieces by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sleepy Mexican town is turned upside down when a hand found by the side of the road begins granting miracles. Soon thousands are flocking to the local church to see the miraculous hand of the "Madonna."
Posse( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publicity-hungry U.S. Marshal (Kirk Douglas) doesn t just hunt down and capture fugitives, he makes sure a photographer is around to record his crime-fighting exploits and bolster his political aspirations. In POSSE the lawman soon discovers that fame may be fleeting when he sets his sights on his No. 1 target: cool-witted robber Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern). Bo Hopkins, James Stacy and Alfonso Arau co-star in this crafty Western that asks the question: Just who is the real bad guy
Calzonzin inspector( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone in town mistakes a stranger for a federal inspector
Zapata : el sueño del héroe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evocation of a living myth, this film is about the hero Zapata and his fight against tyrannical power
--und deine Liebe auch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1961: a love triangle develops as the Berlin Wall is being constructed. Eva, a young East German girl, must decide between two contrasting brothers--Klaus, who believes in making quick cash as a taxi driver in West Berlin, or the quiet and shy electrician, Ulli, who stands firmly behind the socialist ideology of the GDR. On August 13, 1961, Ulli stands guard at the border between East and West and with gun in hand forbids his brother to cross into the West. When Klaus is later arrested for trying to flee, Eva makes her decision
Los hermanos muerte Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Páramo: After his mother's death Juan Preciado travels to the ghost town of Comala where he learns the truth about his father
A walk in the clouds original motion picture soundtrack by Maurice Jarre( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Páramo by Carlos Velo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A petición de su madre que muere, Pedro entra en búsqueda de su padre
Tivoli by Grateful Dead (Musical group)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las autoridades van a demoler el teatro Tivoli para ampliar el paseo de La Reforma, pero, Quijamo, el empresario; Eva, la principal exótica, y el cómico Tiliches, intentan entrevistarse con el regente para impedirlo, pero no lo consiguen
El rincón de la virgenes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un grupo de mujeres intenta convencer a Lucas, un vendedor de baratijas para que las acompañe a pedir la canonización de Anacleto Morones. El vendedor les cuenta la verdadera historia de Anacleto
Scandalous John( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant film about a feisty 79-year-old once-proud rancher now living in a half-real world of his own
Viaje a la luna( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The managers of Carlos Vera, a tv sensation, execute the stunt of faking the kidnapping of their star to increase his popularity. They take him to a hotel owned by Kitty, a young woman living in a dream world. She believes herself to be Lady Godiva and her doctor presumes to be Lord Coventry. The doctor tries to get rid of Carlos when Kitty falls for him
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Alternative Names
Alfonso Arau attore e regista messicano

Alfonso Arau Film director, actor

Alfonso Arau Mexicaans filmregisseur

Alfonso Arau mexikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Regisseur

Arau, Alphonso 1932-

Arau Incháustegui, Alfonso

Incháustegui, Alfonso Arau

Альфонсо Арау

The magnificent AmbersonsThree Amigos!PosseCalzonzin inspector