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Sirk, Douglas 1897-1987

Works: 421 works in 1,100 publications in 7 languages and 10,858 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Film remakes  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Restager, Film editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Dedicatee, Translator, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( visu )
65 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,946 libraries worldwide
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( visu )
52 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( visu )
49 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Magnificent obsession by John M Stahl( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention and the use of the town's only resuscitator--at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen, find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.--Container
Imitation of life : Douglas Sirk, director by Fannie Hurst( Book )
4 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Bea Pullman, a white single mother, and her African American maid, Delilah Johnston, also a single mother, rear their daughters together and become business partners. Combining Bea's business savvy with Delilah's irresistible southern recipes, they build an Aunt Jemima-like waffle business and an international restaurant empire. Yet their public success brings them little happiness. Bea is torn between her responsibilities as a businesswoman and those of a mother; Delilah is devastated when her light-skinned daughter, Peola, moves away to pass as white."--Back cover
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( visu )
41 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Douglas Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" Zarah Leander into a dark and intimate melodrama
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( visu )
47 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
An irresponsible playboy causes the widowhood and blindness of a beautiful woman. After a later encounter with her, he dedicates his life to becoming a surgeon so that he can try to restore her eyesight
Lured by Douglas Sirk( visu )
12 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 301 libraries worldwide
A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
Battle Hymn by Douglas Sirk( visu )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
"As a WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess (Hudson) accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again!"--Container
Imitation of life ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
A scandal in Paris ( visu )
8 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiography of Eugene François Vidocq, follows the life story of a French thief from his birth in a prison to his unlikely rise to the position of Paris's chief of police during the Napoleonic era
Rock Hudson ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The spiral road: When an opportunistic physician (Rock Hudson) travels to the jungles of Java, a shocking meeting with a black magic witch doctor forces him to re-evaluate his selfish past
Classic war collection : 4 movie marathon. ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Wake Island: A handful of U.S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( visu )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
The Barbara Stanwyck collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Internes can't take money: Bullets fly and tensions rise when a desperate woman must turn to Dr. Kildare for help getting her child back from gangsters. The great man's lady: A reflective 100-year old woman looks back on her extraordinary sacrifice helped her husband become one of the nation's greatest men. The bride wore boots: It's a comedy of errors when a bookish husband tries to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. The lady gambles : When novice gambler Joan Booth bets it all, and loses, she is thrust into a downward spiral from which only her devoted husband can save her. All I desire: New scandals erupt and old ones resurface when an aging stage actress returns to her small hometown and the family she abandoned ten years earlier. There's always tomorrow : An unlucky-in-love fashion designer must decide if she should succumb to her feelings for a married man
Summer storm by Douglas Sirk( visu )
10 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 106 libraries worldwide
It's a tale of power and passions when a Russian siren, who wants the finer things in life, sinks her hooks into a judge, a decadent aristocrat and an estate superintendent, with suprising results
Sleep, my love by Douglas Sirk( visu )
15 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Alison Courtland, a wealthy New York socialite awakens on a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there. A kind, elderly woman helps Alison call her husband Richard to arrange for her return. Upon Alison's arrival, Richard urges her to consult a psychiatrist, but the doctor's bizarre behavior and abusive manner nearly drives Alison mad. Is she really losing her mind or is there an elaborate scheme at play?
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( visu )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot
All I desire by Douglas Sirk( visu )
19 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and German and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Ten years ago, a turn-of-the-century scandal over a lover forced Naomi Murdoch to desert her husband and their children for a stage career. Now, returning to their small Wisconsin town to see her daughter in a play, she has hopes of a reconciliation. Her appearence is a shock. The town is curious but unforgiving; her high school principle husband is involved with one of his teachers, and her children have mixed feelings about her. When an unexpected turn of events leads to more scandal, Naomi's hopes of starting over are dashed -- until some surprising changes occur
The Samuel Fuller collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
It happened in Hollywood: A silent screen cowboy can't quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a modern-day gangster. Adventure in Sahara: Thriller set in a French Foreign Legion outpost whose sadistic captain is eventually cast out by his men, led by an American. Power of the Press: Drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher who uses wartime security as an excuse to promote his personal agenda, which includes murder. Shockproof: Film noir about a parole officer whose latest charge just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover. Scandal Sheet: An egotistical newspaper editor torn between his fear of discovery and his pride in his protege and star reporter, whose investigation into a "lonelhearts" murder may uncover his boss' secret past. The Crimson Kimono: Thriller about two L.A. cops, one Caucasian and one Japanese-American, who fall into an interracial love triangle with the woman they are protecting from a killer. Underworld U.S.A.: Drama about a young boy who witnesses his father's murder by gangsters and then joins the gang as an adult to exact revenge on the killers
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Alternative Names
Detler Sierck, Claus 1897-1987
Douglas Sirk director de cine de Alemania
Douglas Sirk Duits filmregisseur
Douglas Sirk Film director
Douglas Sirk regista tedesco
Sierck, Claus Detlef
Sierck Claus Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Claus Detler
Sierck Claus Detler 1897-1987
Sierck, Claus Detler, 1900-1987
Sierck, Detlef
Sierck Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Detlef 1900-1987
Sierck, Detlev
Sierck Detlev 1897-1987
Sierck, Detlev 1900-1987
Sierck, Hans Detlef
Sierck Hans Detlef 1897-1987
Sierck, Hans Detlef, 1900-1987
Sierck, Hans Detlev
Sirk, Douglas
Даглас Серк
Сирк, Дуглас немецкий и американский кинорежиссёр датского происхождения
דאגלס סירק
داگلاس سیرک
서크, 더글라스 1897-1987
サーク, ダグラス
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