WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Edmond 1915-1985

Works: 362 works in 947 publications in 5 languages and 19,276 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Interviews  Military history  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Speaker, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edmond O'Brien
The man who shot Liberty Valance by John Ford( Visual )
33 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a man who becomes a legend and an important political figure by falsely claiming he shot a ruthless gunman
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )
41 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )
16 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
White heat by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
39 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gangster escapes from prison to take revenge on the people that murdered his mother
D.O.A by Rudolph Maté( Visual )
81 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When he is slipped a dose of slow-acting poison, a man sets out to find his own murderer
Birdman of Alcatraz the story of a real and living man-- by John Frankenheimer( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of a convicted killer who avoids the depths of despair by becoming a world-renowned authority on birds during his imprisonment
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and French and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced along with their submarine-like craft to microscope size, enter the bloodstream of the ailing scientist, and journey to the brain to perform an emergency procedure. With only sixty minutes to complete their mission, the scientists find themselves fighting off an attack by white corpuscles, caught in a tornado-like storm in the lungs, and struggling to survive sabotage from one of their own
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( Visual )
32 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip decide to pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by psychopathic serial killer. Notable for being the only true 'Film Noir' directed by a woman
Seven days in May ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ...At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?" -- Container
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France
A double life by George Cukor( Visual )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable
The golden age of television ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
D-day the sixth of June by Henry Koster( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman
The bigamist by Ida Lupino( Visual )
30 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A travelling salesman is caught between two spouses, one an upper-crust lady and the other a tough-talking waitress
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )
11 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Laughton is remarkable as the deaf, grotesque hunchback who rescues a beautiful Gypsy girl (O'Hara) from the noose of an ugly mob. Swooping down from the bell tower, he carries her away to the cathedral where she can claim sanctuary. And there, as he protects her from death, he is moved by her great beauty and falls in love with her
The girl can't help it by Frank Tashlin( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jayne Mansfield plays a blonde who is being coached to become a nightclub singer by her racketeer boyfriend. To help her along, he hires a hungry talent agent to boost her career into the big time
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Recording )
12 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmond O'Brien reads the 1895 war novel by Stephen Crane. Considered one of the most influential works in American literature it features a young recruit in the American Civil War who is faced by the cruelty of war
1984 by George Orwell( Visual )
24 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love
Up periscope ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Navy frogman under secret orders is whisked from a stateside romance to the perils of warfare in the South Pacific in 1942
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Alternative Names
O'Brian, Edmond 1915-1985
O'Brien, Edmund 1915-1985
O'Brien, Redmond 1915-1985