WorldCat Identities

Stark, Ray

Works: 127 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 19,690 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Made-for-TV movies  Action and adventure films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, Author, pmn, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ray Stark
Steel magnolias by Robert Harling( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,772 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
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

47 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
Funny girl by William Wyler( Visual )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice. As the film opens only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business until she is given a chance at Keeney's Music Hall where her hilariious debut as a rollerskating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein, a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up
The way we were by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,476 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 1,140 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
The Goodbye girl by Herbert Ross( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's ex-husband sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship
Neil Simon's Murder by death by Neil Simon( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to dinner ... and a murder, is sent to five world famous detectives by Lionel Twain (Truman Capote), an eccentric millionaire living in an isolated, gloomy estate in northern California
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 628 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
Funny lady( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys by Herbert Ross( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 495 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--if they can keep from murdering each other
Neil Simon's Biloxi blues by Mike Nichols( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 480 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
Robin and Marian by Richard Lester( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Robin Hood continues when the now elderly Robin and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is accidentally slain, the mad King John assumes the throne and Robin regroups the members of his old Sherwood Forest band. When the king orders the Sheriff of Nottingham to remove the clergy from the countryside, Robin moves into action. He rescues Maid Marian who has since become a nun. Their old flame is rekindled but so is the rivalry between Robin and the Sheriff
Brighton Beach memoirs by Blythe Danner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 469 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
The electric horseman by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired world champion rodeo cowboy and a network newscaster become involved in an adventure in the Nevada desert
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 398 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 )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 379 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 begining to learn to fight
The cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 367 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
The world of Suzie Wong by Xun Mei( Visual )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 351 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
Is Paris burning? by René Clément( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The explosive, courage-filled story of the Allied resistance and Paris liberation of 1944!" -- Container
Neil Simon's seems like old times by Neil Simon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which a writer (Chase) becomes involved in a bank robbery and turns to his ex-wife (Hawn) for help
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
AnnieFunny girlThe night of the iguanaFunny ladyRobin and MarianBrighton Beach memoirsFat cityThe cheap detectiveThe world of Suzie Wong
Alternative Names
Ray Stark Amerikaans filmproducent (1915-2004)

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

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