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Holbrook, Hal

Works: 519 works in 1,247 publications in 5 languages and 51,671 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Parodies, imitations, etc  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Adapter, Host, Speaker, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Hal Holbrook
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
All the President's men by Alan J Pakula ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
16 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
Into the wild by Sean Penn ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Men of honor by George Tillman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The courageous story of an African-American sailor who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl's iron will is never broken. Against all odds, he pushes on to achieve the impossible
Water for elephants by Sara Gruen ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband
Mark Twain by Ken Burns ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life including interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and others
Promised land by Gus Van Sant ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads
Wall Street by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this riveting, behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status, and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko. But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that's too high to pay
The Majestic by Frank Darabont ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter settles into his life at the Majestic theater, as Luke Trimble, until his memory begins to resurface and government men track him down
Magnum force by Ted Post ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious wave of assassinations is sweeping the San Francisco underwold. Detective "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Eastwood) discovers why: sharpshooting rookie policemen have turned vigilante
Midway ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
The bachelor ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faced with the choice of getting married within the next 24 hours or losing a $100 million inheritance, unrepentant bachelor Jimmie Shannon is suddenly desperate to get to the altar
Hal Holbrook in the CBS Television network special Mark Twain tonight! by Mark Twain ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hal Holbrook's landmark one-man show is most startling in the freshness of Twain's stinging commentary on politics, the art of lying, religion, partriotism, slavery and man's notion that he is the Creator's pet
Mark Twain tonight by Mark Twain ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A one-man show using the words of Twain
Founding brothers by Joseph J Ellis ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Founding fathers ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change
Julia by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to great wealth, the fiercely independent Julia devotes her life to political causes, fighting fascism in the 1930's. While traveling in Europe, playwright Lillian Hellman, a friend of Julia's, is swept into a dangerous world, smuggling money across hostile borders
That evening sun ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1009 and 2010 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fleeing the retirement home where his son abandoned him, Abner Meecham sets out to reclaim his beloved Tennessee farmstead, only to find it's been leased to an old enemy, the volatile Lonzo Choat. After Abner intervenes to protect Choat's daughter from her drunken father's abuse, events spiral toward a startling, violent climax
Mark Twain tonight! : an actor's portrait : selections from Mark Twain by Hal Holbrook ( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Holbrook, Hall 1925-
Holbrook, Harold
Holbrook, Harold Rowe.
Holbrook, Harold Rowe, 1925-
Holbrook, Harold Rowe, Jr 1925-
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