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Rossen, Robert 1908-1966

Works: 239 works in 783 publications in 8 languages and 10,913 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Political films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Historical films  Biographical films  Epic films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Adapter, Actor, Scenarist, Restager, Film editor, Writer of accompanying material, Performer, fmd, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Robert Rossen
Publications by Robert Rossen
Publications by Robert Rossen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Robert Rossen
All the king's men by Columbia Pictures( visu )
43 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means
The hustler by Robert Rossen( visu )
78 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( visu )
39 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 875 libraries worldwide
The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
The roaring twenties by Raoul Walsh( visu )
16 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
A World War I veteran becomes involved in bootlegging. Set in New York City during the 1920s
Robert Rossen's The hustler ( visu )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and German and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship and is signed on by a scheming promoter. He falls in love with a bitter and withdrawn crippled girl, while losing his pride and dignity as he becomes increasingly subservient to his boss
Body and soul by Robert Rossen( visu )
37 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Charley has become the middleweight champion of the world by winning a "fixed" fight. In his devious climb to the top, Charley has become hard and arrogant, and has estranged both his mother and the girl he loves
Marked woman by Lloyd Bacon( visu )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A young assistant District Attorney uses a prostitute to indict a gang of racketeers, its czar, and his underlings
Three screenplays: All the king's men, the Hustler, Lilith by Robert Rossen( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Island in the sun by Robert Rossen( visu )
10 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Four different love affairs simultaneously wreak havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of a tropical paradise. A wealthy plantation owner plots murder when he suspects his wife of having an adulterous relationship. At the same time, his sister-in-law is drawn to his enemy, a dedicated black labor leader, and a governor's aide is torn over his scandalous affair with a native woman
The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( visu )
39 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 315 libraries worldwide
A tale of intrigue involving childhood friends and a mysterious death that happened years before. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is the power behind things in the town of Iverston and is married to Walter O'Neill (Kirk Douglas), the district attorney. When their childhood friend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to town, it brings up powerful memories about their connection to the death of Martha's rich aunt years before and threatens to expose the truth
A walk in the sun by Lewis Milestone( visu )
27 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
This war melodrama tells the story of a platoon of American soldiers in Italy in 1943 striving to attain their objective: a farmhouse occupied by German soldiers
Lilith by Robert Rossen( visu )
23 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England seems to weave a magical spell on a young man with an equally obscure past. Their relationship deepens leading to a shocking conclusion
Jack London's The sea wolf : a screenplay by Robert Rossen( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
They came to Cordura by Robert Rossen( visu )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa, Thomas Thorn, a career Army officer, is given the task of leading five Medal of Honor candidates to the military base of Cordura, Texas. Branded a coward during battle, Thorn hopes to learn what these men possess which he lacks. As the journey through the desert progresses, the "heroes" panic, attempting murder, mutiny and rape as the quest for survival reveals their true characters
Edge of darkness ( visu )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The common people in a small Norwegian village take up arms against the Nazi invaders. Each individual confronts his or her own human frailty in the face of awesome power
Greatest gangster films collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The roaring twenties: After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry
Blues in the night ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A neurotic bandleader and a carefree clarinettist, along with their jazz band, travel from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons
Errol Flynn adventures ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Special features included in each movie
They won't forget ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Based on the infamous Leo Frank case. Despite circumstantial evidence, a Southern prosecutor tries to pin a murder on an African American man. The film is an explosive indictment of bigotry that's rich in deceptive motives, sudden violence and courtroom suspense
The films of Robert Rossen by Alan Casty( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Robert Rossen Amerikaans filmregisseur
Robert Rossen amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent
Robert Rossen réalisateur américain
Robert Rossen regista statunitense
Rosen, Robert
Rosen, Robert 1908-1966
Rossen, Robert
Робърт Росън
Россен, Роберт
רוברט רוסן
رابرت راسن
English (341)
Spanish (7)
German (5)
French (5)
Italian (5)
Multiple languages (4)
Catalan (1)
Dutch (1)
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