Most widely held works about Robert Surtees
Most widely held works by Robert Surtees
The graduate ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner.
The graduate ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
A recent college graduate from an affluent family is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, then subsequently falls in love with her daughter.
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race.
Same time next year ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
A chance meeting between an accountant and a housewife results in a 26-year affair where they meet only once a year.
Mogambo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell.
The sting ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Multiple languages and English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Set in 1930's Chicago, story of two con men who stage an elaborate revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend.
Oklahoma ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
MacRae portrays Curley, the handsome love-struck cowboy in love with Laura Williams (Jones). Steiger portrays the muscled hired hand who menaces them.
It started in Naples ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Arriving in Italy to settle his late brother's estate and care for a nephew whom he has never seen, Michael Hamilton soon begins to enjoy the Italian sights, including the boy's beautiful and spirited aunt.
Cimarron ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
April 22, 1889. Tens of thousands of hopeful homesteaders are poised at the Oklahoma border, waiting for the gunshots that will send them on a feverish dash to claim a share of two million acres free for the taking.
Escape from Fort Bravo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Any Johhny Reb who tries to escape the Union prison outpost at Fort Bravo faces the unforgiving Arizona Territory desert stretching out before him...and the even more unforgiving pursuit of Bravo's resolute Captain Roper. Yet there's a common foe that may unite the Civil War rivals: the fierce Mescalero horsemen waging guerilla war against Blue and Gray alike.
The bad and the beautiful ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulative movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top.
The law and Jake Wade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Jake Wade is an ex-badman gone straight who repays an old debt by helping his former partner Clint break out of jail - an act of loyalty he soon regrets, as Clint has vengeance, not gratitude, on his mind.
Oklahoma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century. Despite the interference of an evil ranch hand and a roaming peddler.
A date with Judy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
In the late 1940's, a young girl leaves her boy friend for an older man but finds she must compete for him with a classmate. Meanwhile, the girl and her friends mistakenly believe her father is dating a rhumba instructor and attempt to bring the romance to an end before her mother finds out. All this plays out during preparations for the big school dance.
The great Waldo Pepper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Young aviators back from World War I found that giving up the exhilaration and freedom of flight was not an easy task. Waldo Pepper barnstorms across the Midwest, taking on rival after rival in his quest for the number one spot in the skies. He meets his match in Axel, and together they soar to great heights in stuntsmanship. Pepper's sweetheart, Maude, stays by his side, high-jinx or not in spite of the dangers.
Essential classics. Dramas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Maltese falcon: After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette.
Two girls and a sailor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A singing-dancing sister act is helped by a mysterious "somebody" who buys them an empty warehouse, where they can open up an ideal canteen to entertain the servicemen. Courtship by the Army & Navy, the mystery of who "somebody" might be, and a multitude of musical numbers occupy their time at the canteen.
Ben-Hur ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 33 libraries worldwide
In this Biblical epic, Jewish nobleman Ben Hur (Heston) struggles against Roman tyranny in 1st century Palestine.
The last picture show ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Story of the social and sexual mores in small-town Texas.
The graduate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A young man graduates with honors, meets and has an affair with one of his parents' friends, and is urged to date her daughter with whom he falls in love.
Action and adventure films Adultery Americans Bible. Chariot racing College graduates Comedy films Drama DVD-Video discs Epic films Europe--Holy Roman Empire Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Historical films History Italy--Capri Italy--Rome Jesus Christ Kenya Man-woman relationships Melodrama Middle East--Judaea Region Mothers and daughters Motion pictures Motion pictures Musical films Musical films Musicals Nephews Oklahoma Religious films Romance films Romantic comedy films Rome Safaris Silent films Slaves Social history Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Uncles United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Webb, Charles Richard,--1939- Western films Youth--Conduct of life
Surtees, Robert L. 1906-1985
Multiple languages (34)