WorldCat Identities

Platt, Polly

Works: 32 works in 145 publications in 6 languages and 7,982 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Sports films  Caper films  History  Biography 
Roles: prs, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, Interviewer, Contributor
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 )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 1,488 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
Say anything by Cameron Crowe( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,119 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
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,065 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
The Bad News Bears by Billy Bob Thornton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league
Bottle rocket by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and French and held by 733 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
Terms of endearment by James L Brooks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbra Streisand stars as struggling singer becomes a star but loses the man she loves--who will not allow himself to hinder her rise to fame once A Star is Born. In this film based on the Academy Award-winning 1937and 1955 films, the career of hopeful, young singer Esther Hoffman(Streisand) is launched by fading rock star John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson), who also wins the young singer's heart. Hoffman becomes a leading lady on stage and in Howard's life, but as Howard's career flounders, he sinks into an abyss of alcohol and cocaine. Hoffman chooses to sacrifice her stardom to care for Howard, but he will not allow her to abandon her dreams
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district in 1917 is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute
The evening star by Robert Harling( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The generations grow, but life still spins around Aurora like a cyclone: her rebellious granddaughter wants to run off with Mr. Wrong; a snooty rival has come up with new ways to meddle in Aurora's life; her longtime spinster housekeeper is ready to ditch domestic work for the domestic bliss of matrimony; her great-grandson is like a poison pill; and her shrink is more than eager to cross the line separating client relationships and romantic entanglement
Targets by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seemingly unrelated events, an aging horror film star announces his retirement, and an apparently average young man accumulates an arsenal of rifles and handguns
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 161 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
Henry Hathaway by Henry Hathaway( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 161 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
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 92 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented but unemployed actor (Nolte) unexpectedly gains custody of his six-year-old daughter (Wright)
La Petite by Louis Malle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un photographe de 1917, obsédé par les prostituées du quartier chaud de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Une peite fille exceptionnellement belle agée de 12 ans, L'envoute avec son intélligence, et sa coquetterie ingénue. Louis Malle a choisi un sujet fort et tabou, la prostitution des enfants pour l'une de ses premières oeuvres, ce film mêle à la fois beauté des images, humanité et complexité des personnages
Mystic pizza by Donald Petrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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
Good luck, Miss Wyckoff( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 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
La pequeña Pretty baby( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violet, una niña de 12 años, vive y crece en una casa de citas de New Orleans, donde para ella todo lo que sucede alrededor le parece de lo más normal
Runaway jury : Say anything, the sure thing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 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
La cible by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Byron Orlock est un acteur de films d'horreur en fin de carrière. Au moment où il annonce sa retraite, Bobby, un sniper fou, le prend pour cible. Pour le tueur, c'est le début d'une longue série de meurtres que rien ne semble pouvoir arrêter
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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



What's up, doc?Henry Hathaway