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Rossen, Robert 1908-1966

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Most widely held works by Robert Rossen
The hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

102 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship, sacrificing everything until he realizes the stakes are too high
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

56 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
The roaring twenties by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War I veteran becomes involved in bootlegging. Set in New York City during the 1920s
Body and soul by Robert Rossen( Visual )

42 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley has become the middleweight champion of the world by winning a "fixed" fight. In his devious climb to the top, Charley has become hard and arrogant, and has estranged both his mother and the girl he loves
Marked woman by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young assistant District Attorney uses a prostitute to indict a gang of racketeers, its czar, and his underlings
Island in the sun by Robert Rossen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four different love affairs simultaneously wreak havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of a tropical paradise. A wealthy plantation owner plots murder when he suspects his wife of having an adulterous relationship. At the same time, his sister-in-law is drawn to his enemy, a dedicated black labor leader, and a governor's aide is torn over his scandalous affair with a native woman
The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

46 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town ice queen grows suspicious when an old flame appears, so she and her district attorney husband hatch a plot to run him out of town
A walk in the sun by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

28 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic story of a U.S. Army infantry platoon in action during the fighting in Italy
Lilith by Robert Rossen( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the obsessive love between an occupational therapist and his schizophrenic patient
Three screenplays: All the king's men, the Hustler, Lilith by Robert Rossen( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London's The sea wolf : a screenplay by Robert Rossen( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came to Cordura by Robert Rossen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa, Thomas Thorn, branded a coward during battle, must lead five Medal of Honor candidates to the military base in Cordura, Texas, but as the dangerous journey through the desert progresses, the "heroes" reveal their true characters as panic sets in
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roaring twenties: After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry
Edge of darkness( Visual )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Norwegian villagers rally against the Nazis occupying their town in this wartime film
Blues in the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurotic bandleader and a carefree clarinetist, along with their jazz band, travel from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons
Errol Flynn adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features included in each movie
Three screenplays by Robert Rossen( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They won't forget( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite circumstantial evidence, a Southern prosecutor tries to pin a murder on an African American man. Based on the infamous Leo Frank case
Classic film noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too late for tears: "A man just found $60,000 and his wife insists that he keep it rather than turn it in to the cops. Wanting the money for herself, she kills her husband then reports him missing. The plot thickens when her first husband's brother appears on the scene."--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
All the king's men
Alternative Names
Robert Rossen Amerikaans filmregisseur

Robert Rossen amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Robert Rossen réalisateur américain

Robert Rossen regista statunitense

Rosen, Robert

Rosen, Robert 1908-1966

Rossen, Robert

Ρόμπερτ Ρόσσεν

Роберт Россен

Робърт Росън

Россен, Роберт

רוברט רוסן

رابرت راسن

로센, 로버트 1908-1966

로즌, 로버트 1908-1966



Alexander the GreatThe roaring twentiesThe strange love of Martha IversJack London's The sea wolf : a screenplayGreatest gangster films collectionEdge of darknessErrol Flynn adventures