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Wise, Robert 1914-2005

Works: 419 works in 1,799 publications in 11 languages and 37,503 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Film remakes  Naval history  Television adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Producer, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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West Side story by Robert Wise ( Visual )
268 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 6,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
The sound of music by Robert Wise ( Visual )
241 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 5,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children
The day the earth stood still by Robert Wise ( Visual )
108 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., but the alien emissary it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government. This refusal leads to distrust and violence. One young woman and her son befriend the alien, realizing that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battle over Citizen Kane: Chronicles the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Includes interviews with colleagues of both men as well as biographical information about Hearst
Star trek the motion picture by Robert Wise ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise set out to discover the nature of a mysterious entity that has destroyed three powerful Klingon warships, and to determine if it has hostile intentions toward Earth
Rodgers and Hammerstein's the sound of music by Richard Rodgers ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to the seven young children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment
The haunting by Robert Wise ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena
The Sand Pebbles by Robert Wise ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution
The Andromeda strain by Robert Wise ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remote village in New Mexico is contaminated by a crashed satellite. Scientists fight the clock trying to analyze the lethal organism and discover a solution
Run silent, run deep ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The realities of submarine warfare during World War II in the Pacific, is centered around two submarine officers who are destined to clash with each other from the first moment they meet
The set-up by Robert Wise ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time
My favorite wife by Garson Kanin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A funny thing happens to Nick on his way to his honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife that was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead
I want to live! by Robert Wise ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member 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
Cat people The curse of the cat people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curse of the cat people: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife
The desert rats by Robert Wise ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A courageous band of Australian soldiers stops Rommel's march to the Suez Canal in this stirring blend of action and history
Born to kill by Robert Wise ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic film noir featuring a cold-hearted killer named Sam Wild who kills two innocent people and actively pursues the woman who finds the bodies, all while being married to the woman's half-sister
I walked with a zombie Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I walked with a zombie: A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for the wife of a plantation manager, who suffers from a strange catatonic condition
Executive suite by Robert Wise ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The president of a furniture company suddenly dies, leaving seven board members locked in a power struggle
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1873, in a small Midland town, the magnificence of the Ambersons, the town's wealthiest family, dominates the social scene. The denizens are abuzz with the news that Isabel Amberson, the daughter of the family, has jilted her suitor, Eugene Morgan, because he embarrassed her by becoming tipsy and stepping through a bass violin. After Isabel spurns Gene for the more prosaic Wilbur Minafer, the couple are married and bear a son, George Amberson Minafer. Isabel pours all the love that she felt for Gene into George, and consequently the boy develops into a spoiled enfant terrible. He soon engenders the enmity of all the townspeople, who eagerly anticipate the boy's 'comeuppance.' Years later, George comes home from college for the holidays and his family stages one of the last great balls in his honor. Gene, now widowed, returns to town after a long absence and attends the dance with his daughter Lucy. George, enchanted by Lucy and unaware of her father's former romance with his mother, asks her to dance. When Lucy tells George that her father, an inventor, is developing a horseless carriage, George ridicules the idea, causing Lucy to comment on the boy's self-important attitude. After George declares that his goal in life is to become a yachtsman, Lucy criticizes his lack of ambition. At the end of the evening, George voices his animosity toward Gene and teases his spinster aunt Fanny about pursuing the widower. The next afternoon, George invites Lucy on a sleigh ride. When their sleigh overturns, spilling them into the snow, Gene gives them a ride home in his horseless carriage. Some time later, Wilbur, who has become depressed over a series of bad investments, dies. Unmoved by his father's death, George returns from school and continues to taunt Fanny about her romantic interest in Gene. As the Ambersons' fortune declines, Gene's auto factory becomes a financial success. While seated in the arbor with Isabel one day, Gene, who has never stopped loving her, begs her to tell George about their love for each other, but Isabel is afraid to incur her son's disapproval. Later, George proposes to Lucy, and when she rejects him because of his lack of ambition, George blames Gene for Lucy's opinions. After Lucy leaves town to visit a friend, the Ambersons invite Gene to dinner. When the discussion turns to the way in which Gene's horseless carriage will revolutionize civilization, George denounces the automobile as a nuisance. After dinner, Fanny praises George for defending his mother's reputation by being rude to Gene. When Fanny tells George that the entire town has been gossiping about Gene's courtship of Isabel, the boy becomes furious. The next day, when Gene comes to take Isabel for a drive, George refuses to let him see his mother and slams the door in his face. Shocked by George's behavior, Jack, Isabel's brother, escorts his sister into the dining room for a private conference to discuss his nephew's conduct, while George and Fanny bicker on the staircase. Afterward, in a letter to Isabel, Gene confides his fear that George will never accept their marriage and presses her to choose between her true love and her son. Although torn, the always-devoted mother Isabel chooses her son. When Lucy returns home, George informs her that he and his mother are leaving on an around-the-world trip and he may never see her again. Lucy feigns indifference, but once George walks away, she faints. Some time later, Jack returns home from Paris after visting his sister and George. He confides to Gene that although Isabel is gravely ill, George will not allow her to leave Europe. When Isabel, now an invalid, returns home to die, Gene comes to see her but is turned away by her family because she is too sick for visitors. As George holds his mother's hand at her deathbed, Isabel, with her dying words, expresses her desire to see Gene one last time. Soon after, Isabel's father, Major Amberson, devastated by his daughter's death and family's dwindling fortunes, dies. Penniless, Jack says goodbye to George and leaves town to accept a job elsewhere. Gene, now accompanied by Lucy, returns to the arbor where Lucy recalls the legend of a brash young Indian chief who was exiled by his tribe for his odious conduct. Destitute, George finds employment as a low-paid clerk in a law office. When Fanny, in a hysterical fit of self-pity, insists on moving into an expensive boardinghouse, however, George quits his job to take higher paying work in a dynamite factory. On the day before he is to move out of the family mansion, George visits his deceased mother's empty bed and preys for forgiveness. Afterward, he is struck by a car and hospitalized. When Lucy reads the news of George's accident, she insists on going to him at the hospital and Gene follows. In the corridor outside George's room, Gene tells Fanny that Lucy's presence has restored George's will to live and that George has extended his hand and asked for forgiveness. Gene then confides that he felt Isabel's presence in George's hospital room and that by offering her son refuge, he was being true to his undying love for her"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Star! by Robert Wise ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gertrude Lawrence was a musical comedy star who started out as an ambitious bit actress and moved her way up to being the toast of London and Broadway. Her success is offset by a stormy private life, which is given some additional ballast when she falls in love with an American financier. Gertrude was temperamental, sarcastic, profane and at times, self-destructive
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Wise, Bobby 1914-2005
Wise, Rob, 1914-2005
Wise, Robert
Wise, Robert E. 1914-2005
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