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Koch, Howard

Works: 230 works in 793 publications in 8 languages and 16,832 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biographical films  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Biography  Radio plays 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Lyricist, Scenarist, Adapter, Photographer, Editor, Creator, Producer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Koch
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

151 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 6,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The invasion from Mars; a study in the psychology of panic by Hadley Cantril( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "On Halloween night 1938, Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells fantasy, The War of the Worlds. What listeners heard sounded so realistic that at least a million were frightened by word that "strange creatures" from Mars had landed in central New Jersey and were "unleashing a deadly assault." Several thousand were so terrified they ran into the streets, drove away in their cars, or called the police for information about how to escape. Why did so many panic when the circumstances reported were so improbable? That is just the question Hadley Cantril, then a young social psychologist, set out to answer." Originally published in 1940, The Invasion from Mars remains a classic. The broadcast provided a unique real-life opportunity to explore why the relatively new medium of radio could have such an effect. Using a mix of research methods, Cantril shows that the impact of the broadcast had less to do with what went out over the air than with the "standards of judgment" people did or did not use in evaluating what they were hearing. This book is of continuing value to those interested in communications and mass behavior
Casablanca; script and legend by Howard Koch( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

81 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear while the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic in 1938. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, "War of the world's" is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature
The panic broadcast; portrait of an event by Howard Koch( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

21 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and German and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While her husband is away on a business trip, Leslie Crosbie takes his gun and empties a barrel-load of bullets into her lover, Jeff Holland. Her story of self defence is accepted until her attorney's Eurasian clerk reveals that Holland's widow has a letter in her possession sent by her husband's mistress on the day of the murder
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

24 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and French and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
Letter from an unknown woman by Max Ophuls( Visual )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 20th century Vienna, Stefan Brand is in the process of fleeing on the eve of a duel he wants no part of. However, before he can do so, he receives an anonymous letter from an unknown woman. Stefan is deeply moved by what he reads and starts to realize that the letter's author is Lisa Berndl, a young woman he's known but disregarded for most of his life
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Koch's radio play, Invasion from Mars, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds. This is followed by a short play which continues the theme in a more modern form
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed hero, capturing 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne
In this our life by John Huston( Visual )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Timberlake is a young woman who decides to dump her fiancé and runs off with her sister Roy's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on a young black clerk who works in Craig's law office
Airplane II the sequel by Ken Finkleman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a spoof of disaster films, an airplane is out of control and the crew struggles to save it. Worst of all, they are out of coffee
The sea-hawk by Rafael Sabatini( Book )

6 editions published between 1940 and 1982 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruthless half-brother and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he takes on a new role as a Barbary pirate
The war lover by Philip Leacock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stationed in England during World War II, Buzz Rickson is the bravest air force pilot in his squadron. His maniacal quest for aerial thrills prompts his many daredevil heroics. His rebellious attitude, however, threatens to alienate him from everyone around him
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
The sea hawk original film score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long walk home by Richard Pearce( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground
Casablanca by Julius J Epstein( Book )

29 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
In time to come, a play about Woodrow Wilson by Howard Koch( Book )

8 editions published between 1941 and 1943 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American in Paris (1951, color, 114 min.):Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring but engaged shop clerk (Leslie Caron). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins
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Howard E. Koch amerikansk manusforfattar

Howard E. Koch amerikansk manusfrfattare

Howard E. Koch amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Howard Koch

Howard Koch amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Howard Koch amerikansk manusforfatter

Howard, Peter

Howard, Peter 1902-1995


Koch, Howard W. 1902-1995

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Casablanca; script and legendThe war of the worldsThe letterThe Sea HawkWar of the worlds Invasion from MarsSergeant YorkIn this our lifeThe sea-hawk