Douglas, Kirk 1916-
Most widely held works about Kirk Douglas
Most widely held works by Kirk Douglas
The ragman's son : an autobiography by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
60 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 2,498 libraries worldwide
The noted actor talks about his childhood as the son of an illiterate Jewish ragpicker, the anger born of a difficult childhood, and how that emotion inspired him to succeed as a Hollywood star, fighter, father and friend.
Spartacus ( Visual )
81 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,346 libraries worldwide
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
Dance with the devil by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
32 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 9 languages and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
Successful film director Danny Dennison must confront the ghosts of his past, including those he left in a Nazi concentration camp.
My stroke of luck by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
The actor shares his story of survival after a debilitating stroke in 1995, which changed his life and taught him valuable lessons, and provides anecdotes from other famous figures who have triumphed over adversity.
Paths of glory ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion.
The man from Snowy River ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,612 libraries worldwide
Set during the 1880's when the Australian frontier was wild and dangerous, the film follows the exploits of a youth who sets out to tame a wild herd of horses.
The gift by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
Two unlikely lovers, an orphaned American heiress and a Portuguese bullfighter, are brought together by a magnificent gray stallion.
Last tango in Brooklyn by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
An aging fitness instructor and a young librarian, who work in the same hospital, decide to cut costs and share an apartment, much to the disapproval of fellow workers and the instructor's own daughter, a psychologist. There is romance and there is murder. By the author of Dance with the Devil.
Let's face it : 90 years of living, loving, and learning by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
The legendary actor looks back on his long and eventful life, reflecting on the joys and sorrows of aging, his storied Hollywood career, his family and five-decade marriage, and his Jewish faith.
Climbing the mountain : my search for meaning by Kirk Douglas ( Book )
31 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
"Kirk Douglas now shares his quest for spirituality and Jewish identity--and his heroic fight to overcome crippling injuries and a devasatating stroke."--Jacket.
Out of the past ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Former private detective Jeff Bailey is trying to lead a quiet life, but his past comes back to haunt him and he finds himself framed for murder.
Lust for life ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind.
20, 000 leagues under the sea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
A trouble-shooting 19th century seaman is trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with a scientist and a diver, they set sail to investigate. They are promptly captured by the megalomaniacal Captain Nemo, who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine.
It runs in the family ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and German and held by 827 libraries worldwide
Alex is trying to deal with a midlife crisis, while feeling caught in the middle of his familial obligations. While successful, Alex sometimes feels as if he's under the shadow of his father, Mitchell, a successful attorney. Mitchell has recently survived a stroke, and Alex and Mitchell want to mend their relationship while there's still time.
In harm's way ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the attack on the naval base.
Ace in the hole ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
Seven days in May ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and German and held by 762 libraries worldwide
"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ...At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?" -- Container.
20, 000 leagues under the sea ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Captain Nemo guides the submarine Nautilus on a memorable voyage below the seven seas.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp and John "Doc" Holliday team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang.
A letter to three wives ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Slice of Americana about three women on a group vacation receiving a letter from a flirt who has run off with one of their husbands- but who leaves the wives guessing as to whose husband has been stolen.
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