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Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Overview
Works: 585 works in 1,205 publications in 8 languages and 29,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Case studies  Comedy films  Musical films  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Narrator, Conductor, Costume designer, Host, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Peter Falk
Publications by Peter Falk
Publications by Peter Falk, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Peter Falk
The princess bride by Cary Elwes( visu )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,223 libraries worldwide
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( visu )
44 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,265 libraries worldwide
Based in part on the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, this film marked Wenders' return to Germany after a sojourn in America. Wenders examines the divided city of Berlin through two angels, Cassiel and Damiel who oversee the activities of its inhabitants. They are invisible to all but children. Damiel, however, has grown weary and frustrated by his inability to affect the people he watches. Visiting a traveling circus, he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Encouraged by a former angel, now an actor in a film about the war, he decides to abandon the ethereal sphere for the world of earthly delights. (Circulates)
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( visu )
53 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself
Shark tale by Vicky Jenson( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
Oscar is a fast-talking fish who dreams big. All is going well until his fellow fish find out Oscar lied about being defender of the Reef. Oscar realizes that fame, fortune and being a hero come with a price when his lie may make him catch of the day
Next by Lee Tamahori( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm
Neil Simon's Murder by death by Robert Moore( visu )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 808 libraries worldwide
An invitation to dinner ... and a murder is sent to five world famous detectives by Lionel Twain (Truman Capote), an eccentric millionaire living in an isolated, gloomy estate in northern California
The great race ( visu )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and German and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A dastardly villain, a noble hero, and a spirited suffragette are among the competitors in an uproarious New York to Paris auto race circa 1908, complete with pie fights, saloon brawls, and a feisty polar bear
Scared straight! 20 years later ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Seventeen teenage lawbreakers spend a day inside Rahway State Prison (later East Jersey State Prison) with some of New Jersey's most dangerous criminals. A selected group of convicts ("The Lifers") give the youth an in-your-face, no-holds-barred account about life in prison, in hopes of "scaring them straight". Twenty years later, filmmaker Arnold Shapiro catches up with both the kids and the prisoners to see how their lives have changed in the intervening decades
The thing about my folks ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
After 47 years of marriage, Ben's mother leaves her husband. With nowhere else to turn, Ben's father Sam is forced to get to know his son. Hysterical antics ensue as Ben and Sam strengthen their relationship while Ben helps Sam romance his mother
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
An amnesiac, long thought dead, slowly begins to remember his past. He must reassemble the pieces of his life like a detective solving a mystery
Columbo ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, who appears to be an incompetent bumbler. Despite his appearance, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD
The cheap detective ( visu )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Peter Falk plays a worldly, cynical gumshoe who takes on San Francisco, thugs, crooks, Nazis, femme fatales and the Golden Gate Bridge in this tribute to Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, and other films from the Hammett/Chandler school of hard-boiled detectives
Faraway, so close! by Wim Wenders( visu )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
An angel who desires to become mortal crosses over into post-cold war Berlin
Made ( visu )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Bobby and Ricky, long-time pals in Los Angeles, fail as amateur boxers. They're recruited by their mob-connected boss to make what should be an easy delivery to an East Coast kingpin named Ruiz. By the time they reach New York, Bobby's no-nonsense approach has been bulldozed by Ricky's hopelessly false bravado, which he's blithely absorbed from too many mobster movies. While Ricky invites disaster with reckless ambition, Bobby just wants a happier, legitimate future for his stripper girlfriend and her neglected young daughter
Anzio ( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 450 libraries worldwide
After landing with Allied troops at Anzio, Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis and buddy Corporal Rabinoff tell Anzio commander General Lesley that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead
Undisputed ( visu )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Monroe Hutchen was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole at the Sweetwater maximum security prison in California. Now, Hutchen boxes behind bars, and he's become the champion of a loosely organized prison fighting circuit. When convicted heavyweight champion "Iceman" Chambers enters Sweetwater, Hutchens finds he has a serious competitor in the same lockup for the first time. After Hutchens challenges the arrogant Chambers to a bout, an aging Mafioso swings a deal that will earn Chambers an early release from prison and pull in a million dollars in bets if the two men will fight
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( visu )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Dentist Sheldon Kornpett is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo. Nonetheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is doing is in national interest. Sheldon follows Vince to a South American country ruled by a very odd man, General Garcia, who talks to his hand. It seems that the dictator is involved in a scheme to counterfeit and undermine U.S. currency
Corky Romano ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Corky is an oddball veterinarian with a penchant for pop music from the '80s. As a youth, he was kicked out of his Mafia-connected family. Now his father has been indicted and needs Corky to infiltrate the FBI and steal the government's evidence against him. Corky is willing to help his family, but his brothers go overboard when intimidating the computer hacker who gets Corky's bogus application into the FBI academy, presenting him as a super agent named Pissant. Now Corky must live up to his reputation for an eminently qualified top cop while simultaneously trying to get the goods on his dad
Robin and the 7 hoods ( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Robbo is a Chicago gang leader during the Depression who scams the rich to provide for the poor
Columbo ( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, who appears to be an incompetent bumbler. Despite his appearance, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD
 
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Falk, Peter
Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011
Faulk, Peter 1927-2011
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