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Rossen, Robert 1908-1966

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Most widely held works by Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen's The Hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

114 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,893 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 )

45 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The roaring twenties by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

26 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 )

48 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crusading prosecutor uses a prostitute to indict mobster Johnny Vanning. Inspired by the real-life saga of prostitutes whose testimony put Lucky Luciano behind bars
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

51 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous woman takes up with her old boyfriend, without bothering to keep the affair from her husband
Island in the sun by Robert Rossen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 323 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
A walk in the sun by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 288 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England seems to weave a magical spell on a young man with an equally obscure past. Their relationship deepens leading to a shocking conclusion
Three screenplays: All the king's men, the Hustler, Lilith by Robert Rossen( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 260 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came to Cordura by Robert Rossen( Visual )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa, Thomas Thorn, a career Army officer, is given the task of leading five Medal of Honor candidates to the military base of Cordura, Texas. Branded a coward during battle, Thorn hopes to learn what these men possess which he lacks. As the journey through the desert progresses, the "heroes" panic, attempting murder, mutiny and rape as the quest for survival reveals their true characters
Greatest gangster films collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart money: Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles'
Blues in the night( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 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
Edge of darkness( Visual )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Norwegian villagers rally against the Nazis occupying their town in this wartime film
Errol Flynn adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features included in each movie
The sea wolf by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf Larsen is the tyrannical captain of a freighter, who would rather "reign in Hell than serve in Heaven." He lords over a roughneck recruit, two castaways and his crew in a cruel manner
They won't forget( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 87 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
Three screenplays by Robert Rossen( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
All the king's men
Alexander the GreatThe roaring twentiesThe Strange Love of Martha IversJack London's The sea wolf : a screenplayGreatest gangster films collectionEdge of darknessErrol Flynn adventures
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

Россен, Роберт американский режиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

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로센, 로버트 1908-1966

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