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Ritt, Martin 1914-1990

Overview
Works: 272 works in 832 publications in 7 languages and 14,714 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Television adaptations  History  Romantic comedy films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Author, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Interviewee, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Martin Ritt
Norma Rae by Martin Ritt( Visual )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma Rae, the Southern millworker who revolutionizes a small town and discovers a power in herself she never knew she had. Under the guidance of a New York unionizer and with increasing courage and determination, Norma Rae organizes her fellow factory workers to fight for better conditions and wages. Based on a true story
Sounder by Martin Ritt( Visual )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a black sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The father steals food for his family and is sent to prison. While he is in jail the mother provides love, security and strength at home. The oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns home
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father. Hud is a man who cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, his dad, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high
Hombre by Martin Ritt( Visual )

41 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A white man raised as an Apache faces confrontation with society
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Quick, an industrious con artist who's known throughout the country as a barn burner, gets run out of a Mississippi town. He meets up with Clara Varner, whose father is pressuring her to get married and provide him with grandchildren. It isn't long before he decides Ben and Clara should marry, and when she resists, it sets up a dramatically escalating clash of wills
The front by Martin Ritt( Visual )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Price, a restaurant cashier, poses as a writer so that blacklisted authors can submit their work through him, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand when he is forced to testify at an investigative congressional committee hearing
The Molly Maguires( Visual )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McParlan is an operative working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who is hired by a major coal company to infiltrate and expose an underground terrorist organization, the "Molly Maguires". The Mollies operate within the impoverished mining communities of Pennsylvania and are mostly Irish emigrants. McParlan is selected to infiltrate the organization to pose as a new member, but it quickly becomes apparent that the working conditions are truly wretched. The lawman's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen
Awake and sing by Clifford Odets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years
The great white hope by Martin Ritt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson, this fictional account of his rise to fame chronicles the battles that the flamboyant champion fought in and out of the ring. Refusing to live within the boundaries deemed acceptable by society, this renowned hero and the woman he loved chose to live their lives the way they wanted-- something which evoked great fury from a narrow-minded world
Stanley & Iris by Martin Ritt( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story about 2 blue-collar workers trapped in their own private prisons. Stanley is held back by his inability to read or write, while Iris is paralyzed emotionally by the loss of her husband. Together they set out to help each other, and end up learning to live and, ultimately, love again
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature
Murphy's romance by Martin Ritt( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an endearing comic love story set in Arizona, a gutsy divorced mother eager to make it as a horse trainer on a small desert ranch is courted by the town's most eligible widower and her ne'er-do-well ex-husband
The Long hot summer by Martin Ritt( Visual )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ben Quick, a suspected barnburner, drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter, Clara
Nuts( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pending case: The People of the State of New York vs. Claudia Draper. The issue: Is Claudia mentally competent to stand trial? Sure, she's shocking, outspoken, explosive. But is she "nuts?" Claudia holds nothing back as she takes on the judicial system, modern psychiatry, personal demons and anyone in her way
Conrack by Martin Ritt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an idealistic, innovative teacher on a remote South Carolina island. His unorthodox teaching methods bring him into conflict with the reactionary school superintendent
Paris blues by Martin Ritt( Visual )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two American jazz musicians living in Paris fall in love with two girls on vacation from America. They must decide whether to stay in Paris for their music careers, or move back to America for love
Edge of the city by Martin Ritt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide
The outrage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious bandit confesses to rape and murder. But when witnesses offer different versions of the crime, the truth becomes more and more elusive
The black orchid by Martin Ritt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose
Hollywood on trial( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of the story of "The Hollywood Ten", who, in 1947, would not cooperate with the court when accused by the United States government of possible communist loyalties. Each of them was interviewed again after the break of Korean War and again in their later years. Each of them expresses his view of the 1947 incident and/or tells his story. President Ronald Reagan comments of that specific period in U.S. history
 
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Martin Ritt Amerikaans filmregisseur

Martin Ritt amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Martin Ritt ralisateur amricain

Martin Ritt regista statunitense

Ritt de Rastar, Martin 1914-1990

Ritt, Martin 1902-1990

Ritt, Martin 1920-1990

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