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Brecher, Irving 1914-2008

Overview
Works: 65 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 6,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Humor  Musical films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irving Brecher
Meet me in St. Louis by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair, Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters
Bye bye Birdie ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical about the complications that ensue when a rock star is drafted
Shadow of the thin man by W. S Van Dyke ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis
Go West The big store ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Go West, it's 1870 and the Marx Brothers are out to get rich in Dead Man's Gulch. In The big store, the brothers reduce an enormous inventory of upscale merchandise into a multilevel disaster as they pursue and evade villains via bicycles, skates, unicycles, broad jumps, shipping chutes, elevator cables, high wires, pole vaults and pseudo-Tarzan chandelier swinging
Room service by William A Seiter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer
Du Barry was a lady ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Their friendship is a perfect musical-comedy blendship, as Ball goes from NYC torch singer to the dream girl of Red Skelton's wacky, 18th century-France reverie
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The band wagon: Tony Hunter is a famous singer/dancer/movie star who is feeling washed up. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and Tony agrees to do it. Things begin to get out of hand when bigshot 'artistic' director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production. He proclaims it's a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony. It's hate at first sight. Her jealous choreographer isn't helping matters. The show looks doomed, but romance, an epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings
Go west by Edward Buzzell ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time, 1870. The place, the wild west, where the man who gets the deed to Dead Man's Gulch gets rich. That's where Groucho, Chico and Harpo come in, the wildest "Marksmen" in the West
Best foot forward ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to boost her waning popularity, a movie queen accepts the invitation of a young cadet to be his date at the senior prom
At the circus by Edward Buzzell ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a loan shark, a strongman and a midget set out to steal "Wilson's Wonder Circus" from its rightful owner, two circus attendants (Chico and Harpo) enlist the help of a lawyer. Their choice is Attorney Loophole (Groucho). The three make several attempts to retrieve the cash needed for the show
The life of Riley by William Bendix ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features 16 original classic radio episodes, including rare and previously unavailable selections, all digitally remastered and restored
Yolanda and the thief by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A con man and his partner, on the lam from U.S. authorities in a fictional South American country, pick a beautiful, rich, young heiress as their meal ticket and source of future wealth. However, the con man falls in love with the young woman, forcing him to choose between easy money and her love. Includes the original theatrical trailer
Summer holiday by Rouben Mamoulian ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of Euguen O'Neil's coming-of-age play about a lad from a warm, eccentric family who graduates from high school and into life
Sweet charity; farce-comedy in three acts by Irving Brecher ( Book )
3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet me in St. Louis: 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with John, the neighbor who has just moved in. He, however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair
Sail a crooked ship ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inept ex-Navy officer and his fiancee stumble upon an ambitious scheme to rob a Boston bank, using a kidnapped Liberty ship. Triumphing over dozens of near-disasters, he pilots the ship to Boston, but is unable to halt the bank robbery itself
Le chant du Missouri édition collector by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint Louis, 1903. Les Smith et leurs trois jolies filles forment une famille unie. Mais quand le père annonce qu'il a trouvé un travail plus intéressant à New York, l'ambiance se tend à la perspective de partir, d'autant plus que les adolescentes commencent à vivre leurs premières amours, comme Esther, jeune fille de 17 ans, qui est tombée amoureuse d'un jeune voisin, prénommé John
An American in Paris un Américain à Paris by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henri Baurel, vedette de music-hall, Adam Cook, pianiste, et Jerry Mulligan, peintre américain fauché, se rencontrent à la terrasse d'un café dans le Paris des années Cinquante. Exposant dans la rue, Jerry fait la connaissance de Milo, une riche héritière qui le prend sous sa coupe
Chercheurs d'or by Edward Buzzell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Ouest sauvage de 1870 aurait été beaucoup moins sauvage si les Marx Brothers n'y avaient jamais mis les pieds ! Les voilà ici lancés dans la conquête d'un titre de propriété susceptible de faire leur fortune
Vintage sitcoms ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents four television comedy programs originally broadcast 1949-1955
 
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Brecher, Irv 1914-2008
Brecher, Irv S. 1914-2008
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