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Brecher, Irving 1914-2008

Overview
Works: 85 works in 254 publications in 4 languages and 6,849 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Screwball comedy films  Western films  Musicals 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Director, Producer
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 )

50 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,862 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 )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about the complications that ensue when a rock star is drafted
Shadow of the thin man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 789 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 by Edward Buzzell( Visual )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 735 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 561 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 by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 256 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 190 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
Best foot forward( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 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 )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and German and held by 94 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( 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
The thin man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thin man: "The start of it all! Nick and Nora Charles invite you to bring your own alibi to Dashiell Hammett's jaunty whodunit about a missing inventor that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing"--Container
Yolanda and the thief by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and German and held by 71 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
Meet me in St. Louis : original M-G-M soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 36 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
Meet me in St. Louis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film set In St. 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
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 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
Sweet charity; farce-comedy in three acts by Irving Brecher( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Riley by Irving Brecher( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chant du Missouri édition collector by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 11 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 by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
 
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Du Barry was a lady
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Brecher, Irv 1914-2008

Brecher, Irv S. 1914-2008

Irving Brecher American film director and screenwriter

Irving Brecher Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1914-2008)

Irving Brecher cinéaste américain

Irving Brecher director de cine estadounidense

Irving Brecher regista statunitense

Irving Brecher US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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