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Riskin, Robert

Works: 183 works in 590 publications in 11 languages and 12,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Biography  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Production personnel, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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It happened one night by Frank Capra( visu )
32 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,516 libraries worldwide
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( visu )
50 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( visu )
29 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
British consul Robert Conway, together with a planeload of American and English passengers, is fleeing war-torn China. The plane is hijacked and comes down in Tibet, where the survivors are rescued by the ageless inhabitants of 'Shangri La', a ruggedly remote, utopian community hidden in the Himalayas
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you by Frank Capra( visu )
26 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,409 libraries worldwide
When the stenographer from an eccentric family falls in love with the son of a rich mogel, the two families clash. Their love will change everything
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( visu )
85 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( file )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
The thin man goes home ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 726 libraries worldwide
"Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives. Now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs."--Container
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( visu )
5 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"Platinum blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression; Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter "Stew" Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman."--Container
American madness ( visu )
6 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and German and held by 248 libraries worldwide
During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
Lady for a day by Frank Capra( visu )
14 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and German and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Apple Annie, a cantankerous New York City fruit peddler, has been pretending to be a high-society matron in letters to her daughter. When her daughter comes to visit with her aristocratic fiance, Apple Annie enlists her gangster friends for help
The premiere Frank Capra collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary
Magic town ( visu )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
An ambitious pollster finds a small town whose citizens' opinions accurately reflect those of America at large. On discovering this oddity in the darling town of Grandview, Smith plots to exploit this mathematical miracle. Posing as an insurance salesman along with his two sidekicks, Ike Sloan and Mr. Twiddle, he romances the local newspaper editor while trying to keep her from discovering his true intentions
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( visu )
9 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A man decides to abandon his nagging wife and his job in her family's business for the questionable pleasures of owning a racehorse known as Broadway Bill
Frank Capra's Meet John Doe ( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
Frank Capra's Riding high ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race
It happened one night (1934) shooting script by Robert Riskin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Meet John Doe (1941) shooting script by Robert Riskin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The strange love of Martha Ivers (1946) shooting script by Robert Rossen( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Lost horizon (1937) shooting script by Robert Riskin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
American madness (1932) shooting script by Robert Riskin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
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Riskin, Robert, 1897-1955
リスキン, ロバート
English (253)
Spanish (21)
German (13)
Japanese (6)
French (5)
Multiple languages (4)
Catalan (2)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
Arabic (1)
Dutch (1)
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