Most widely held works about Maury Chaykin
Most widely held works by Maury Chaykin
Mousehunt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Down-on-their luck brothers Lars and Ernie Smuntz don't think much of the crumbling old mansion they inherit until they discover that their dilapidated estate is actually worth millions. But before they can cash in, they've got to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant: a tiny and tenacious mouse. What might seem like child's play becomes an epic battle of hysterical proportions.
Being Julia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.
The Sweet hereafter ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda, and that everyone has secrets to keep.
Dances with wolves ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
My cousin Vinny ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Two teenagers from New York City are falsely accused of murder while driving through rural Alabama. To defend them in court, one of them hires his cousin Vinny, a flamboyant personal injury lawyer with no trial experience whatsoever.
Devil in a blue dress ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows.
Entrapment ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 792 libraries worldwide
A solitary master thief and an insurance company investigator team up for a multibillion-dollar heist.
Blindness ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit.
Mystery, Alaska ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
A remote, hockey-obsessed town populated by 633 of the most eccentric characters you'd ever want to meet, Mystery is the kind of place where nothing ever changes. But then life as they know it gets turned completely upside down when a publicity stunt brings the world-famous New York Rangers to Mystery for a game with the local team of weekend warriors and the whole town rises to meet the challenge of a lifetime.
The art of war ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A special agent working for the United Nations unravels a scheme to disrupt a historic summit in China.
Owning Mahowny ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Based on real events that occurred in between 1980 and 1982. Dan Mahowny is a quiet, unassuming assistant manager at a bank in Toronto. He is a compulsive gambler and runs up a massive debt with his bookie. Dan's bank responsibilities include approving loans. Needing to cover his debts, Dan starts approving loans to non-existent clients and adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to other accounts. As Dan's debts begin to grow into the seven figure range, his dealings become harder to hide, both from the authorities and from Belinda.
Wilby wonderful ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
A comedy focusing on the residents of a tiny island town during the course of a strange twenty-four hours.
What's cooking ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
In Los Angeles' Fairfax district, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss that their grown daughter is living with her lover, Carla.
Nero Wolfe. The complete first season ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
When Archie, an old acquaintance and fellow P.I., is accused of murdering a kept woman, Nero Wolfe investigates and finds several suspects.
Heavens fall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A tragic true story of nine black men who were pulled off an Alabama freight train and accused of raping two young white women, quickly tried, and sentenced to the electric chair. Forcing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lone man defends them.
Varian's war ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The story of Varian Fry. During World War II, he constructed an elaborate underground rescue network saving some of the most influential figures of that era, including painter Marc Chagall.
Cutthroat Island ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and German and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan is willing to make deals and agree to share the wealth in order to put the map together, her Uncle Dawg would rather kill everyone in his way, including his niece.
Nero Wolfe. The complete second season ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
A dozen cases await the reclusive Manhattan epicure and his gregarious sidekick. Archie finds a dead woman's body while doing a simple favor for a friend. Wolfe bolts from court when he believes his testimony will convict an innocent man. While fetching his raincoat, Archie stumbles onto a murder scene. A delivery boy is murdered and Archie is the prime suspect. Wolfe and Archie hunt for the mother of an abandoned baby. A lecherous producer is poisoned during a banquet prepared by Fritz. A client who thinks he's being followed turns up dead. A gangster hires the duo to protect him from blackmail. Wolfe refuses to help a man whose being threatened and who later turns up dead. A nearly bankrupt Wolfe reluctantly investigates the death of a bureaucrat. Two illegal aliens become suspects in the killing of a policeman. The Assistant Secretary of State is found floating in a trout stream.
Bartleby ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
When the manager of a public records firm decides his staff of three could use some help, he hires Bartleby, the one and only candidate who applies for the job. But before long, the eccentric new employee creates an uproar by repeatedly defying his boss with the phrase "I'd prefer not to."
Nero Wolfe. The complete classic whodunit series ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson before them, the brilliant but curmudgeonly Nero Wolfe and his streetwise sidekick Archie Goodwin are crime's greatest nemeses. With Nero preferring to solve crimes at home amid his orchid collection, it is Archie who does the legwork about town to allow Wolfe to unravel the most confounding crimes. Together the duo cracks cases of murder, deception, blackmail, and more, resulting in an unforgettable confection of mystery, suspense, and style.
Acting Actresses African American men Alabama Alaska American Civil War (1861-1865) Blindness Burglary California--Los Angeles Comedy films Comedy films Community life Criminal behavior Detective and mystery films Drama England--London England--London--West End Feature films Feature films Feigned blindness Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Historical films History Intercultural communication Isolation (Hospital care) Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Maugham, W. Somerset--1874-1965 Melodrama Motion pictures New York (State) New York (State)--New York Plague Private investigators Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) Revenge School bus accidents Sioux Nation Southern States Theater Thrillers (Motion pictures) Trials (Murder) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wolfe, Nero (Fictitious character) Women--Conduct of life
Chaken, Maury, 1949-2010
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