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Brecher, Irving 1914-2008

Overview
Works: 61 works in 208 publications in 5 languages and 6,341 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History  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 )
57 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,830 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 2012 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical about the complications that ensue when a rock star is drafted
Shadow of the thin man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 742 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 )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 608 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 564 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 244 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 175 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 132 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 121 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 )
20 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two circus attendants try to save Wilson's Wonder Circus, and engage the services of Attorney Loophole to help them retrieve the needed cash--external container
The life of Riley by William Bendix ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 90 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 )
3 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and German and held by 51 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 28 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 )
2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 23 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 12 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
Los Hermanos Marx en el Oeste ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American in Paris un Américain à Paris by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 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
Un jour au cirque by Edward Buzzell ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un numéro de trapèze au cirque, c'est impressionnant. En y ajoutant un gorille en vadrouille, une plantureuse partenaire et trois Marx Brothers en folie, on obtient une des scènes hallucinantes dont Harpo, Groucho et Chico ont le secret. Pour venir en aide au propriétaire d'un cirque victime d'escrocs, le trio le plus destructeur du cinéma n'hésite pas un instant à transformer le spectacle du Wilson's Wonder Circus en une apocalypse loufoque
Vintage sitcoms ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents four television comedy programs originally broadcast 1949-1955
 
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Alternative Names
Brecher, Irv 1914-2008
Brecher, Irv S., 1914-2008
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