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Ritt, Martin 1914-1990

Works: 247 works in 724 publications in 7 languages and 15,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Television plays  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Performer, Film editor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Martin Ritt
Norma Rae by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,016 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 William H Armstrong ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a black sharecropper family's struggle in Louisiana during the depression. Paul Winfield, in desperation steals food for his family and goes to prison. Cecily Tyson keeps the family together with love, security and strength while he is in prison
The spy who came in from the cold by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Hud by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,318 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 )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western based in the 1800's, its the story of a journey by stagecoach across Arizona. The passangers include a half-breed Apache who hates whites, an unscrupulous Indian agent, a bullying gunman and a Mexican driver
William Faulkner's the long, hot summer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 747 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 )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 694 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 by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 587 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 improverished 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
The great white hope by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
7 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 )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 491 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
Awake and sing by Clifford Odets ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years
Murphy's romance by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 463 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
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After ten years as a frustrated newspaper reporter and unsuccessful author of fiction, Marjorie Rawlings turns her back on financial security and takes up residence in the Florida Everglades. In this remote and untamed portion of central Florida, Rawlings is inspired to create a gallery of unforgettable characters and to produce critically-acclaimed best sellers
The Long hot summer by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama about Ben Quick, who's known throughout the county as a barn burner, and his relationship with the family of domineering patriarch, Will Varner, who is pressuring his daughter to get married because he desperately wants grandchildren
Nuts ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 345 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 )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 246 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
Adventures of a young man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming of age story that chronicles a young man's experiences growing up in the North Woods in the early 20th century, leaving home, and serving in the Red Cross during World War I
The outrage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 165 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
Edge of the city ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and German and held by 163 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
Hollywood on trial ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A courageous and true recording of the story of "The Hollywood Ten", who, in 1947, would not cooperate 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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Alternative Names
Ritt de Rastar, Martin 1914-1990
Ritt, Martin, 1902-1990
Ritt, Martin, 1920-1990
English (316)
Spanish (20)
German (15)
French (14)
Italian (5)
Multiple languages (4)
Dutch (1)