WorldCat Identities

Brooks, Richard 1912-1992

Works: 359 works in 1,130 publications in 8 languages and 20,198 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Comedy films  Western films  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Adapter, pmn, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Singer, Other, Interviewee, Conceptor, dir, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard Brooks
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Cat on a hot tin roof by Richard Brooks( Visual )
93 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its' members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy."
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )
55 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( Visual )
22 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students
Truman Capote's In cold blood by Richard,; 1912- ; Blake, Robert,; 1933- ; Wilson, Scott,; 1942- ; Forsythe, John,; 1918- ; Capote, Truman,; 1924- ; In cold blood. Columbia Pictures. ; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm) Brooks( Visual )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hard hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money
The last time I saw Paris by Richard Brooks( Visual )
109 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer recalls his romance with a wealthy American girl in Paris, and how he lost her
Elmer Gantry by Richard Brooks( Visual )
48 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elmer is a fast-talking salesman living on shoeshines and off- color jokes when he meets up with the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a revivalist preacher who is dazzling the Bible Belt population. Hired to give testimony and raise a few dollars, Elmer discovers he has a true gift of gab and the minimum amount of divine inspiration needed to launch his career as a preacher. Unfortunately, his success is jeopardized when a prostitute and former girlfriend, Lulu Baines, crosses his path
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks( Visual )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss
The professionals by Richard Brooks( Visual )
24 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soldier of fortune Burt Lancaster leads a rugged team of mercenaries to rescue a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped by Mexican revolutionary Captain Rasa (Jack Palance)
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )
47 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disgraced 19th-century British sailor lives nobly among natives. From the Joseph Conrad novel
The Brothers Karamazov by Richard Brooks( Visual )
15 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of four wildly disparate brothers in 19th century Czarist Russia, who stand to gain an inheritance from their father, and together they weave a web of intrigue and murder
Brute force by Jules Dassin( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains"--Container
Truman Capote's In cold blood by Richard Brooks( Visual )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes a real crime in which a Kansas farmer, his wife and two teenage children were brutally murdered by two ex-convicts. Explores the inner workings of the criminals' minds as it follows their purposeless meanderings through Mexico and the U.S. in evasion of the law
Something of value ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom
Bite the bullet by Richard Brooks( Visual )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bite the Bullet is an exciting adventure featuring an all-star cast brought together to battle the rugged West. Gene Hackman is a drifting ex-cowboy who joins a grueling 700 mile horse race
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police
Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Richard Brooks( Visual )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a young woman trying to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of her family and search for her own identity. By day she is a compassionate teacher of deaf children; by night she seeks uninvolved sexual encounters; she is challenged to integrate the various aspects of her life
Storm warning ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mob in hooded white robes. A man running for his life. Gunfire. In the South to visit her sister Lucy, Marsha Mitchell witnesses a Ku Klux Klan murder. Once safely with Lucy, Marsha gasps out the terror she has seen, then recognizes her sister's brutish new husband as one of the killers. She could lie, protect her sister and leave town. Or she could be the one person brave enough to bring the Klan to justice
Tennessee Williams' Sweet bird of youth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming, ambitious young man returns to his hometown after a prolonged stay in Hollywood with a faded movie queen and some plans for capitalizing on her past fame. But an interest in a former flame, and the wrath of her powerful father alter his plans
Dollars ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A call girl teams up with a security expert to steal money from the safety deposit boxes of three crooks
The catered affair ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aggie Hurley is making up for a lifetime of making do. Her daughter Jane is going to have a lavish wedding even if Jane wants a simple ceremony. And even if Aggie's husband Tom must give up his dream of owning his own taxi to finance the extravaganza
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Alternative Names
Brooks, Richard
Brooks, Richard 1912-
Sax, Ruben.
English (482)
French (18)
German (15)
Italian (8)
Spanish (7)
Multiple languages (6)
Russian (1)
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