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Sirk, Douglas 1897-1987

Works: 255 works in 684 publications in 7 languages and 11,438 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Film editor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Douglas Sirk
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Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
58 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
35 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Magnificent obsession by John M Stahl( Visual )
30 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessley and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life
Imitation of life : Douglas Sirk, director by Douglas Sirk( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
4 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
30 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila. But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly
Battle Hymn by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
10 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess (Hudson) accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again!"--Container
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
Rock Hudson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spiral road: When an opportunistic physician (Rock Hudson) travels to the jungles of Java, a shocking meeting with a black magic witch doctor forces him to re-evaluate his selfish past
A scandal in Paris ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiography of Eugene François Vidocq, follows the life story of a French thief from his birth in a prison to his unlikely rise to the position of Paris's chief of police during the Napoleonic era
The Barbara Stanwyck collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
Summer storm by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
7 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a tale of power and passions when a Russian siren, who wants the finer things in life, sinks her hooks into a judge, a decadent aristocrat and an estate superintendent, with suprising results
Wake Island To hell and back ; Battle Hymn ; Gray lady down ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wake Island: A handful of U. S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
All I desire by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
20 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years ago, a turn-of-the-century scandal over a lover forced Naomi Murdoch to desert her husband and their children for a stage career. Now, returning to their small Wisconsin town to see her daughter in a play, she has hopes of a reconciliation. Her appearence is a shock. The town is curious but unforgiving; her high school principal husband is involved with one of his teachers, and her children have mixed feelings about her. When an unexpected turn of events lead to more scandal, Naomi's hopes of starting over are dashed -- until some surprising changes occur
The Samuel Fuller collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It happened in Hollywood: A silent screen cowboy can't quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a modern-day gangster. Adventure in Sahara: Thriller set in a French Foreign Legion outpost whose sadistic captain is eventually cast out by his men, led by an American. Power of the Press: Drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher who uses wartime security as an excuse to promote his personal agenda, which includes murder. Shockproof: Film noir about a parole officer whose latest charge just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover. Scandal Sheet: An egotistical newspaper editor torn between his fear of discovery and his pride in his protege and star reporter, whose investigation into a "lonelhearts" murder may uncover his boss' secret past. The Crimson Kimono: Thriller about two L.A. cops, one Caucasian and one Japanese-American, who fall into an interracial love triangle with the woman they are protecting from a killer. Underworld U.S.A.: Drama about a young boy who witnesses his father's murder by gangsters and then joins the gang as an adult to exact revenge on the killers
A time to love and a time to die = Le temps d'aimer et le temps de mourir by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid the devastating ruin of burnt out Germany during the dying days of World War Two, Private Ernst Graeber finds his town destroyed by Allied bombing. Frantically searching for his parents, Ernst encounters his childhood friend Elizabeth Kruse, the daughter of a doctor who has been removed to a concentration camp. In spite of the horror of their surroundings and their close proximity to death, Ernst and Elizabeth find hope in their love for one another
Shockproof by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
6 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The unlikely teaming of writer Fuller and director Sirk yielded this terrific film noir about a parole officer (Cornel Wilde) whose latest charge (Patricia Knight) just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover"--Container
Sleep, my love by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the husband who tries make his wife think she is going insane so he can get her inheritance
Zu neuen Ufern ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was the first of a long series of musical vehicles for Swedish singer, Zarah Leander, the Third Reich's substitute for Marlene Dietrich. She stars as Gloria Vane, a British chanteuse, who takes the rap for her lover's embezzlement and is deported to Australia where she is finally "purchased" as the bride of a farmer. The melodramatic plot provided Leander with the opportunity to sing three of her greatest hits: "Yes sir!," "Ich hab' eine tiefe Schnsucht in mir" and "Ich steh' im Regen." UFA held up the film's release, perhaps fearing that the new star was too exotic for popular taste. At the Berlin premiere, however, there were 78 curtain calls, and the astonished studio rushed her into another Sierck film, La Habañera
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Detler Sierck, Claus 1897-1987
Sierck, Claus Detlef
Sierck Claus Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Claus Detler.
Sierck Claus Detler 1897-1987
Sierck, Claus Detler, 1900-1987.
Sierck, Detlef.
Sierck Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Detlef 1900-1987
Sierck, Detlev.
Sierck Detlev 1897-1987
Sierck, Detlev 1900-1987
Sierck, Hans Detlef.
Sierck Hans Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Hans Detlef, 1900-1987.
Sierck, Hans Detlev
Sirk, Douglas.
Sirk, Douglas 1897-1987
サーク, ダグラス