WorldCat Identities

Stark, Ray

Works: 151 works in 531 publications in 7 languages and 19,583 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Musicals 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, Author, pmn, Other, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ray Stark
Steel magnolias by Herbert Ross( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six divas of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana Parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton (Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fears of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life"--Container
Funny girl by William Wyler( Visual )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most popular movie musicals ever made! FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include 'Don't Rain On My Parade' and the Streisand classic 'People.'" --
Annie by John Huston( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire 'Daddy' Warbucks. One week turns into many and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage. Will Miss Hannigan's zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed?
The way we were by Sidney Polack( Visual )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance and marriage of an upper-crust young novelist and a Jewish bluestocking girl, from college to Hollywood in the thirties, forties and fifties
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians at the Gate recounts the events surrounding the 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the biggest history at the time, and widely considered to be a textbook example of corporate and executive greed. This story of high stakes, betrayal, and one-upsmanship begins when RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson chooses to buy out his own company to deflect shareholder backlash when an expensive project fails. This attempt ignites a power struggle between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis, who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco himself. In this film, viewers used to looking in from the outside on high-profile leveraged buyouts and mega-buck financial struggles get an insider's perspective--and not just any insider--the man at the very top
The Goodbye girl by Herbert Ross( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last thing Elliot needed was a neurotic single mom and her precocious daughter in his life. And the last thing Paula wanted was another off-kilter actor in hers. But when they all come together under one roof, Elliot and Paula find themselves making love and war in a hilarious battle of the sexes.--Container
Funny lady( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Neil Simon's Murder by death( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Twain, an eccentric millionaire, invites five famous detectives to dinner and reveals to them that someone will die at midnight
Robin and Marian by Richard Lester( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and German and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Robin Hood continues when Robin and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is accidently slain, the mad King John assumes the throne and Robin regroups the members of his old Sherwood Forest band
The electric horseman by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Redford plays an ex-world champion cowboy, reduced to huckstering breakfast food in a suit studded with flashing lights. Jane Fonda is a chic, sharp member of the electronic media, a TV newswoman who'll do anything to get a good story. When Redford rides out of a Las Vegas casino into the desert astride his sponsor's living symbol, a multi-million dollar racehorse, Jane is determined to discover why. She does, one step ahead of a posse of pursuing police. But by the time they reach a remote rendezvous high in the Utah mountains, she is in love with both the cowboy and his convictions."--Container
Brighton Beach memoirs by Blythe Danner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical of Neil Simon's life, fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this adaptation of a Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's
Neil Simon's Biloxi blues( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene, a raw recruit from Brooklyn, is sent to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he expects the army to be dolls, doughnuts, and USO dances. Instead, he encounters a tough drill sergeant and a platoon of often hostile recruits
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, this is the story of two brothers sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mother's death. Also living with her is their Aunt Bella, a somewhat backward 36 year-old who escapes to the movies whenever she can. But when Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster, arrives, everyone gets a surprising second chance at happiness
Fat city by John Huston( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Stockton, a story of two boxers, one who is at the end of his career and the other who is just beginning to learn to fight
Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two feuding vaudeville comedians who toured the country for 43 years as The Sunshine Boys are reunited after years apart to make a television commercial
The world of Suzie Wong by Richard Quine( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
The cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Falk plays a worldly, cynical gumshoe who takes on San Francisco, thugs, crooks, Nazis, femme fatales and the Golden Gate Bridge in this tribute to Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, and other films from the Hammett/Chandler school of hard-boiled detectives
Is Paris burning? by Rene Clement( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The explosive, courage-filled story of the Allied resistance and Paris liberation of 1944!" -- Container
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Funny girlAnnieThe night of the iguanaAnnieFunny ladyRobin and MarianBrighton Beach memoirsFat city
Alternative Names
Ray Stark Amerikaans filmproducent (1915-2004)

Ray Stark producteur de films américain

Ray Stark producteur de films américaine

Ray Stark productor de cine estadounidense

Ray Stark productor de cinema estatunidenc

Ray Stark produttore cinematografico statunitense

Ray Stark US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Stark, Raymond 1914-2004

Рэй Старк

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