Most widely held works about Theodore Bikel
Most widely held works by Theodore Bikel
My fair lady ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and French and held by 2,103 libraries worldwide
A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.
The African Queen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
My fair lady ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady.
My side of the mountain ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Sam Gribley's hero is naturalist poet Henry David Thoreau. So Sam decides to write a note to his folks, pack up some of his belongings and leave home for the challenge of wilderness living. Realizing his dream, Sam feeds himself, builds a makeshift home and learns to live in harmony with nature -- miles from civilization.
The sound of music original Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Program notes on container insert.
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople.
The defiant ones ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility.
The enemy below ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Set during the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, the film tells the story of the cat and mouse hunt between the USS Haynes, a destroyer escort, and a German U-Boat. Captain Murrell, a former Merchant Mariner, saw his wife killed when his freighter was torpedoed by the Germans. Von Stolberg, the veteran U-Boat commander, sees no honor in the German aims of the war. Both of these highly experienced men must now try to outthink and outmaneuver each other, knowing that any mistake can bring instant defeat and death.
A dog of Flanders ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
A young boy dreams of being an artist and runs away to follow his dream. His dog, formerly a stray, leads his family to him.
Theo : the autobiography of Theodore Bikel by Theodore Bikel ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Theodore Bikel is an actor: as Mitch opposite Vivien Leigh's Blanche DuBois in the original London production of A Streetcar Named Desire; opposite Bogie and Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen; as Baron Von Trapp opposite Mary Martin's Maria in the Broadway landmark The Sound of Music; and, of course, as Tevye, the sagacious milkman from the tales of Sholom Aleichem, immortalized in Fiddler on the Roof.
Folksongs and footnotes; an international songbook by Theodore Bikel ( )
8 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
The cat who moved a mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Jim Qwilleran plans to spend the summer with Koko and Yum Yum in the Potato Mountains, but they get involved in local intrigue and murder.
I want to live ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Arrested for fatally beating an elderly widow, Barbara Graham at first goads the police, refusing to answer their questions. But when an alleged accomplice turns state's evidence, Graham insists that she is innocent. Condemned by the press and the public, Graham is found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. With her execution date getting near, Graham desperately attempts to expose the truth and save her life against all odds.
My fair lady original soundtrack recording by Frederick Loewe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
The cat who wasn't there by Lilian Jackson Braun ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Persuaded by his beloved companion to join her in a group tour of Scotland, Qwill expects to revel in his Scottish heritage while keeping Polly duncan safe from the Pickax Prowler.
The night before Christmas and more classic holiday tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
The night before Christmas: Clement C. Moore's classic poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. In the month of Kislev: A rich, arrogant merchant takes the family of a poor peddler to court and learns a lesson about the meaning of Hanukkah. Seven candles for Kwanza: describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral values. Too many tamales: Maria feels very grown-up helping make Christmas dinner, until she realizes that she may have lost her mother's ring in one of the tamales. (3 bonus stories) Max's Christmas: Max is told he can't stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks downstairs anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake? Morris's disappearing bag: Morris thinks his brother and sister have better Christmas presents, but then he finds something very special in the last box under the tree. The Little drummer boy: Tells the story of the procession to Bethlehem and the offer of a poor boy to play his drum for the Christ Child. For primary grades.
Second chances ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, "Second Chances" is the uplifting tale of a little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after a car crash.
The cat who knew a cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Qwill, Koko, Yum Yum return for another adventure "400 miles north of everywhere". Back in Pickax, Jim expects to resume a quiet life, but the people & animals of Pickax have other ideas. A noisy cardinal awakens him every morning, nosy neighbors drop by uninvited and the siamese misbehave, even sneezing on guests. But worst of all, Jim finds a body in his orchard. Jim embarks on a crusade to clear his best friend's name and win back Polly Duncan's heart. Even Koko sniffs out a few clues. A quirky, engaging romp through Moose County.
Winter holiday stories ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
In the month of Kislev: A rich, arrogant merchant takes the family of a poor peddler to court and learns a lesson about the meaning of Hanukkah. The night before Christmas: The story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: For each new day of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit and children and adults share their thoughts, songs, stories from the past and dreams about the future.
Shadows on the Hudson. Volume 1 by Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The late Nobelist's masterpiece takes a candid look into the lives of Holocaust survivors during the late forties. Set in New York City, Shadows on the Hudson, volume 1, the first in a four volume audio book series, draws us into the intertwined lives of a circles of prosperous Jewish refugees. At the center is Boris Makaver, a pious and wealthy businessman. His greatest trial is his daughter, Anna. Unhappy in her current marriage, she plans to escape with Hertz Grien, a man torn between ascetic yearnings and romantic entanglements. From Makaver's gloomy Upper West Side Apartment to the pastel resorts of Miami--amid family quarrels, zealous religious debates, crooked séances, and a myriad of affairs and marriages--Singer weaves a rich tapestry of American Jewry. Despite the characters' fervent and often ironic attempts to decipher life's enigmas, their questions remain, for the most part, unanswered. This darkest of Singer's tragicomic novels was originally serialized in the Yiddish language publication, Forward, in the fifties.
Actors Africa Audiobooks Bachelors Bikel, Theodore Biography Cats Children's films Drama England England--London English language--Dialects--Morphology Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Flower vending Forester, C. S.--1899-1966 Hanukkah Historical films History Jewish actors Jewish singers Jews Juvenile works Linguistics teachers Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Music Musical films Musical films Musicals Self-reliance Shaw, Bernard,--1856-1950 Singers Social classes Speech and social status Steamboats Steamboats--Passenger accommodation Street vendors Submarines (Ships) Talking books United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Warships Wilderness survival World War (1914-1918)
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