WorldCat Identities

Platt, Polly

Works: 24 works in 105 publications in 7 languages and 6,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Caper films  History  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: prs, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Polly Platt
Most widely held works by Polly Platt
The Last Picture Show by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This caustic inside look at the Washington news media, stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing"--Container
Say anything-- by Cameron Crowe( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer following their graduation, Lloyd Dobler, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane Court, an unattainable high school beauty who also has brains. With that accomplished, he then has to overcome her disapproving father
Terms of endearment by Robert Harling( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death
Bottle rocket by Wes Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his stay in a mental hospital, Anthony reconnects with best pal Dignan, who greets his friend with a plan for them to become professional thieves working for a criminal mastermind named Mr. Henry. Step one: recruit a wheelman--Bob, a bored, wealthy 20-something living in fear of his older brother. Step two: rob a strip mall bookstore. Step three: go on the lam, which in this case means hide out at a motel in the middle of nowhere and, for Anthony at least, fall in love with a Paraguayan housekeeper named Inez. Step four: join up with Mr. Henry and pull off the heist of their lives--sort of
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a marriage between a 12-year-old New Orleans prostitute and an older photographer, set around the time of WWI
Targets by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging horror film star announces his retirement, and an apparently average man accumulates an arsenal of rifles. The young man turns into a murderous sniper and shows up at the theater where the older man is making his final appearance
Henry Hathaway by Henry Hathaway( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of interviews traces the career of filmmaker Henry Hathaway from his beginnings as a child actor for the American Film Company in 1911 to his directorial triumphs of How the West Was Won in 1962 and True Grit in 1969. Started as a special project for the American Film Institute and now released for the first time in book form, this oral history contains Hathaway's fascinating reflections about the golden age's studio system and his association with such Hollywood luminaries as John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, and Shirley Temple. A must- have for any Hollywood history buff."--Jacket
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four red plaid traveling cases-- one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron and a suspicious fellow-- are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results
Easy riders, raging bulls how the sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll generation saved Hollywood by Kenneth Bowser( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of Peter Biskind's controversial, best-selling book, which chronicles edgy, impressionistic pictures made by maverick, now-legendary directors such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, Altman, Polanski and Peckinpah. Includes interviews with many directors, writers, actors, etc. Bonus disc (ca. 102 min.) includes more interviews including one with Peter Biskind
I'll do anything by Valentin Trujillo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented but unemployed actor (Nolte) unexpectedly gains custody of his six-year-old daughter (Wright)
Mystic pizza by Donald Petrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Say anything: A young man, recently graduated from high school, wants only one thing: a date with a fellow graduate. The catch is she's beautiful, brilliant and headed to England to study, and all his friends and her father tell him she's way out of his league. When they fall in love anyway, the result is a funny, poignant and joyous celebration of first love
A map of the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alice and Howard Goodwin move to rural Wisconsin, they are suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple." The situation worsens when the girl Alice is babysitting drowns, and she is wrongfully charged with sexual abuse of one of the students at the school. In prison awaiting her trial, Alice finds the will and strength to find a new balance, and a new connection to herself and her loved ones
Runaway jury Say anything, The sure thing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sure thing: Walter Gibson sets out for California where his friends have assured him he will find the "sure thing". He travels with prim Alison Bradbury and learns that love is better than a passing thing
Moonstruck Raising Arizona ; Say anything ; The sure thing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonstruck: Romantic comedy about a superstitious Brooklyn widow who is ready to get married again. Only this time, she plans on doing it right. When she unexpectedly falls in love with her fiance's estranged brother Ronny, what comes next is a romantic complication worthy of a comedic opera
Good luck, Miss Wyckoff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the small town of Freedom, Kansas in 1954, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff stars Anne Heywood as Evelyn Wyckoff, a virginal high school teacher who learns that she has started early menopause. Feeling hopeless and isolated, she is advised by her doctor and psychiatrist to find a lover, which results in a series of brutal and horrifying events
Ufos, Sex und Monster : das wilde Kino des Roger Corman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ladrón que roba a otro ladrón = Bottle rocket( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Durchgeknallt no risk, no fun!( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Henry Hathaway
Alternative Names
Platt, Mary Marr 1939-2011

Platt, Polly 19..-... scénariste

Polly Platt Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1939-2011)

Polly Platt producteur de cinéma américain

Polly Platt produttore cinematografico statunitense

Polly Platt US-amerikanische Filmproduzentin, Kostümbildnerin, Szenenbildnerin und Drehbuchautorin

Полли Платт американская кинопродюсер



Henry HathawayWhat's up, doc?