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Bruzlin, Alfred

Works: 41 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 140 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Comedy films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Social problem films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: sds
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Alfred Bruzlin
Publications by Alfred Bruzlin
Most widely held works by Alfred Bruzlin
Gentleman's agreement by Elia Kazan( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred
Elopement ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
An industrial designer's daughter falls in love with her college professor. Wanting her to follow in his foot-steps the father tries to stop his daughter's elopement but ends up liking his son-in-law
Chicken every Sunday ( visu )
2 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Emily Heffernan (Eleste Holm) struggles to keep the household running by renting out rooms to boarders, while her husbands spends all their earnings on get-rich-quick schemes
The perfect snob ( visu )
2 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A young woman must choose between marrying for love or marrying for wealth with the lush island of Honolulu for background to this comedy of errors --Container
Don Juan Quilligan ( visu )
2 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"When an overly romantic barge captain marries two women each reminding him of his mother, he finds himself resorting to prison to escape them"--Container
The wizard of Baghdad ( visu )
2 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"An incompetent genie tries to straighten out things in old Baghdad by stopping a wicked sultan who tries to take over the throne and keep the prince and princess from assuming their rightful places"--Container
Four sons ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In 1936, in the village of Czechoslovakian Kolna near the German border, Frau Freida Bern lovingly cares for her sons, Chris, Karl, Fritz and Joseph. The boys' father was killed in World War I when he was forced to fight for Germany, and Frau Bern is delighted that Joseph is carrying on his father's dream of going to America. Frau Bern gives the money she has saved to Joseph for the journey, and the other boys unselfishly wish him well and tell him to send for them. Meanwhile, Chris, who is very patriotic, argues with Karl, who has joined a German 'social club' and supports Germany. The rift between the brothers grows deeper when Karl and Anna, Chris's longtime girl friend, discover that they are passionately in love. Frau Bern makes peace between the brothers, and Chris puts aside his feelings to celebrate at Anna and Karl's wedding. At the reception, however, Karl is called to duty by his German friends, who are seeking to kill one of their captured spies before he talks. Anna is crushed to discover that her bridegroom has disappeared on their wedding night, but vows to stand by him and tends to his injuries when he returns home after accomplishing his mission. As time passes, Anna presents Karl with a son, and Joseph gets a good job in New York. One day, Karl is visited by Nazi officers, who wish for him to formally enlist in the Army. Chris and Karl almost come to blows after Chris pulls a gun on the men, but once again their mother urges them to forego their violence. Frau Bern tries to convince Karl that the Nazis are wrong, but he refuses to listen, and later, when the Czechs mobilize against the Nazis, Karl enlists as a Nazi officer, while Chris marches with the Czech Army. The Czechs are forced to cede Sudetenland to the Nazis in order to avoid war, and Chris bitterly decries traitors like Karl, who deserted the Czech Army. Chris and Karl return home, and after Chris discovers from Karl that the Nazis have a list of local citizens who are to be murdered so that they do not cause trouble, he rushes out to warn them. He is too late to save the burgomaster, whom he finds dead in his home, and he is then chased and wounded by Nazi soldiers. While Chris is hiding in the swamp, he sees and shoots a Nazi soldier who is searching for him. Chris makes it back home, where Frau Bern hides him before the Nazis find him. The soldiers, led by former family friend Max Sturm, arrive and instead of looking for Chris, who they do not know is the one who shot the soldier, they bring Karl, who has been badly wounded. Frau Bern realizes that Chris accidentally shot his own brother, but nonetheless tries to force Anna to keep quiet after Karl dies. Anna spitefully denounces Chris, and he is killed when the Nazis find him. Soon after, Joseph sends money for his mother and Fritz to come to America, but it is too late, for Fritz is drafted into the German Army. The grieving mother says goodbye to her youngest son, and soon he is killed in Warsaw. Frau Bern is presented with the Iron Cross for Fritz's bravery, and she bitterly comments that the first time she was presented with the medal was when her husband was killed. After Frau Bern sees a troop of young boys learning to march, she pleads with Anna to take Karl, Jr. to America. Anna finally admits that the war is senseless, and the two women go with the child to the train station. There they are bid farewell by Joseph's former schoolteacher, Herr Kapek, who has just been released from a concentration camp, and he assures them that 'barbed wire cannot hold the spirit of man.' Frau Bern, Anna and Karl, Jr. board the train, and begin the journey to a new life of freedom"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Hello, Sister! ( visu )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Peggy. Because Jimmy laughs at Millie, she says that she and Peggy have picked up many men and that Peggy took up with him because she wanted to get even with Mac for throwing her over for Mona. Jimmy finds Peggy in the rain and asks her about Mac's and Millie's accusations. Angry because he has believed them, Peggy does not dispute the allegations. The drunk then brings some nitro glycerine into the building. Peggy comes crying to her room and locks herself in. Greatly upset, Millie finds Jimmy on the street and explains what really happened, telling him that she lied because she was jealous. Jimmy punches Mac and their fight is interrupted by an explosion in the apartment building. Jimmy runs through the flames to Peggy's room, but cannot get in, so he climbs to the roof, breaks the skylight and enters. He carries Peggy to the roof, and then across a beam to the next building, as other tenants jump from windows. After the fire is put out, Jimmy explains that he was crazy with jealousy and realized that he wouldn't want to live if anything happened to Peggy. He asks for forgiveness, and they kiss"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Swamp water by Jean Renoir( visu )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tom Keefer is an escaped convict wrongly accused of murder. To avoid execution he hides out in the Okefenokee Swamp. He is befriended by Ben Ragan whom he convinces of his innocence. When the police learn that Ben knows the whereabouts of the escapee, Ben must decide whether to betray his friend
Damon Runyon's Straight, place and show ( visu )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Barbara Drake, a society horsewoman, ' arrives two hours late to a country club party held in honor of her engagement to the 'noted gentleman rider, ' Denny Paine, because she rode in a van with her beloved horse Playboy. Denny complains that her whole life revolves around the horse, and they have an argument. When the Ritz Brothers, who own a Wild West pony ride, overhear Braddock, an influential horseman, place a $1,000 bet on a horse named Yankee, they hurry to the track, but mistakenly place a ten dollar bet on Playboy, rather than on Yankee. Playboy wins, and the brothers make over $3,000. After they purchase a convertible, the brothers learn that Playboy will be running again, so they call their bookie to place a $500 bet on him. Meanwhile, Denny demands that Babs either give up Playboy or him, and then challenges her to a bet: if Playboy does not win a stake race in the next three months, she must give him the horse and consent to marry him. Babs laughingly agrees, but Playboy does not win another race, to the dismay of the Ritz Brothers, and Babs gives the horse to Denny. As he is transporting the horse, his van gets a flat tire. Playboy escapes and stops to investigate the Ritz Brothers' ponies. Seeing that Playboy likes it there, Denny gives the brothers the horse with the stipulation that they do not sell or give Playboy to anyone else. The brothers soon find that Playboy is a natural jumper. When Babs learns that Denny gave her horse to a pony ride, she worries that Playboy will be beaten and kicked. Infuriated, she breaks her engagement to Denny and then locates the Ritz Brothers. When she learns about Playboy's jumping ability, she offers to pay the $1,000 entry fee, and they agree to give her twenty-five percent of the horse. Babs then cables her friend, Linda Tyler, and asks for a loan in return for allowing her to pursue Denny, in whom Linda has been interested. Linda, however, calls Babs's father, and Drake cuts off Babs's allowance. After Babs fails to get money from friends because of Denny's interference, Harry Ritz talks a wrestling promoter into paying him $1,000 to wrestle Terrible Turk. Turk has Harry nearly pinned, but one of Harry's brothers switches off the lights, while the other knocks out Turk with a hammer. As the lights go on, Harry is on top of Turk, and he wins. On the day of the race, Denny, who now wants Babs to win, learns that the famous Russian Borukoff Brothers will ride. Fearing that one of them will win, Denny warns the Ritz Brothers and offers to ride Playboy himself. When the Ritzes overhear the Borukoffs' plan to use dirty tricks against Denny, they lock the Russians up, steal their uniforms and take their places in the race. Babs fears that Denny will make Playboy lose, but Linda convinces her that he is racing to prove his love for her. During the race, after two of the Ritz Brothers fall off their horses, Harry goes into the lead despite all his efforts to lose, including blindfolding the horse. When Harry sees that the horse loses ground every time he jumps, he makes the horse repeatedly jump during the stretch, and Denny wins. Denny kisses Babs for the photographers, while the Ritz Brothers convalesce in an ambulance"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Paddy O'Day ( visu )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An immigrant comes to the United States and learns her mother has recently died and survives by working as an entertainer
The walls of Jericho ( visu )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Return of the Texan ( visu )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"After his beloved wife Frances dies, Sam Crockett moves from Kansas City back to his old ranch in Texas. Accompanying Sam are his two young sons, Steve and Yo-Yo, and his grandfather, Firth Crockett, who is delighted to be returning to 'the old home place' he built. Upon their arrival, the Crocketts are dismayed to see that the ranchhouse is in extensive disrepair, and that roaming cattle from the neighboring Marshall ranch have overgrazed the land. As he is surveying the damage, Sam hears some noise and sees Rod Murray and his foreman, Red, chase and beat a man. When Sam questions Rod, an old acquaintance, he reveals that because he married Averill, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Marshall, he now runs the Marshall ranch, and that he was beating the man for poaching. Sam chastises Rod for allowing the Marshall cattle to graze on the Crocketts' land, but Rod casually denies any wrongdoing. That night, Grandpa persuades Sam to attend a movie with the boys, and while he is taking his seat, Sam's belt gets caught in the hair of a woman in the row ahead of him. Back at home, Grandpa teases Sam about the pretty woman, but Sam replies that he is not interested in love and cares only about his children's future. The next day, neighbor Stud Spiller stops by and offers to lend Sam a team of mules for plowing and suggests that he raise a flock of turkeys for sale. When Sam mentions that he needs more money, as he has a land note due in November, Stud mentions that Rod is looking for someone to build new fencing for him. Sam persuades Rod to hire him, and then runs into the woman from the theater, whom he finally recognizes as Ann Marshall, Averill's younger sister. Rod informs Sam that Ann, a notorious flirt, is engaged to Dr. Jim Harris, and that he and Averill are pleased about the advantageous match. Soon after, Ann makes her interest in Sam clear, although he tells her that he hates Texas and came home only because it was his wife's dying wish for their children to be reared there. Later, while Steve is at school and Sam is working, Grandpa leaves the napping Yo-Yo to go hunting. Yo-Yo wakes up and, with his puppy Yip-Yip, wanders over to the Marshall ranch, where he charms Ann with his tall tales. When Sam returns home that evening, he is furious to learn that Grandpa has poached a deer and warns him that they need to keep peace with Rod. Their argument is interrupted when they realize that Yo-Yo is missing, but Ann soon brings him home and Sam gratefully thanks her. Ann spends more time with the family, and as the months pass, Grandpa grows frustrated by Sam and Steve's inability to let go of Frances and move on with their lives. Grandpa continues his poaching, and Rod threatens Sam that he will go after the old man if he does not stop. One evening, at a church social, Ann tells Sam that he has changed and once again loves his ranch. Sam admits that she is right, but grows irritated when she reveals that Rod is worried that she will marry Sam and he will gain control of her half of the ranch. Although Sam cannot express himself in words, he embraces Ann, but she spots his wedding ring and declares that their relationship will never work. Sam then meets Jim, and although he is jealous, must admit that he is a decent, caring man. Later, Sam is pleased when he sells his watermelon crop and promises the buyer that he will begin harvesting it the following day. That afternoon, Grandpa poaches another deer and, an infuriated Rod shoots at him. Grandpa outwits Rod and chases him away, although at dinner, Sam chastises Grandpa for his thoughtless behavior. Having mortgaged the ranch to pay Frances' medical bills, Sam reminds Grandpa how desperately they need money, and takes away his rifle. Ashamed and heartbroken, Grandpa wanders off to his room, and the following morning, suffers a stroke while trying to drive away Rod's cattle, which Rod had 'accidentally' let loose in Sam's melon patch to get back at Grandpa. Ann devotedly nurses Grandpa, and Sam, distressed by the old man's suffering, returns his rifle. Jim tells Sam that Grandpa will recover eventually and prescribes a shot of whiskey to relieve Sam's tension. His inhibitions relaxed, Sam is able to tell Ann that he wants her, but their embrace is interrupted by Rod. The next morning, as Ann feeds Grandpa, he tries to get her to admit that she would rather marry Sam than Jim, but she again runs away when Steven brings out photos of his mother. Sam chases after her and Ann tells him that she cannot handle the 'competition' from Frances, and that their relationship is over. Later, at the end of October, Sam finishes the fencing, but Rod deliberately stalls on paying him. By late November, Sam must ask banker Isham Gilder for an extension on his loan, which Gilder readily grants. Sam sees Rod in town, however, and infuriated by his callousness, engages him in a fistfight and drags him to the bank to make good on his debt. Meanwhile, at the ranch, Grandpa stumbles out of bed to hunt for a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Steve and Yo-Yo follow him, and in the woods, Grandpa tells the boys that Ann would have made them a wonderful mother if they could have 'let the living get on with living.' Grandpa then suffers another stroke, and Steve runs to get Ann, who rushes to Grandpa's side but arrives too late. When Sam comes home, he learns that Grandpa has died, and after Jim sees Ann and Sam comfort each other, he realizes that he has lost Ann. Ann pleads with Sam to accept her, and overwhelmed, Sam replies with Yo-Yo and Grandpa's favorite word, 'sure'"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Tonight we raid Calais ( visu )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
At a time when most of Europe is in the throes of war, British intelligence commando Geoffrey Carter lands in Nazi-occupied France to spot and mark a Nazi munitions factory for a Royal Air Force bombing raid. He enlists the help of an old French farmer and his stubborn, yet enchanting daughter, Odette. But Odette has doubts about Carter due to her bitter feelings toward the British, whom she believes were responsible for the fall of France. And fate has more twists in store
Back to nature ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"When druggist John Jones plans to give the opening address at the Neighborhood Druggists' Association convention held on the 4th of July at Crystal Lake, his family of three sons, two daughters, wife and mother, insists that they be allowed to come along and convinces him to buy a trailer for the outing. After various mishaps occur on the first day of travel, the Jones family stops for the night to set up camp. John instructs his skeptical sons, Jack and Roger, on the proper way to build a fire, but succeeds only in filling the trailer with smoke. His teen-aged daughter Bonnie climbs a tree to escape a playful bearcub, of whom she is terrified, and she is greatly relieved when a stranger, Tom Williams, pulls the cub away. Williams, who tells the family that he was left behind by his train, fixes the stove in the trailer and successfully intercedes when a deputy sheriff threatens to fine John for building a fire in a restricted area. At Crystal Lake, Williams courts Bonnie, and Jack falls for a vacationing girl named Mabel, who has a penchant for fast boats and peppy music, while John prepares his speech and his bookish adolescent daughter Lucy attempts to write a novel. After Jack and Mabel stave a rented motorboat, the owner, Mr. Sweeney, allows Jack to spade a large plot of land to pay for the repairs. Jack tricks Roger, an extremely entrepreneurly-minded adolescent, into digging the plot to find Indian arrowheads to sell. Roger, displeased, sneaks up on Jack kissing Mabel and takes their picture. When he threatens to show the photo to the fellows back home, Jack is forced to agree to Roger's price for the negative. Meanwhile, a Department of Justice official comes looking for Williams, really a fugitive from the Illinois State Penitentiary named Silky Walker. After Williams tricks the unsuspecting Bonnie into leaving with him in the family car, Roger finds a typed farewell note. John, with Jack and Roger, borrows Mr. Sweeney's car, which he learns too late has no brakes, and chases Williams and Bonnie. After Bonnie threatens to jump and John, unwittingly, does not let Williams get around him, Williams stops the car and concedes defeat. The family learns that the farewell note was from Lucy's romantic manuscript, and on the trip home, after John points out that they should have nothing more to do with strangers, he nevertheless stops to pick up a lone boy hitchhiking, whose large family, hiding behind bushes, then pile into the trailer"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The crime of Dr. Forbes ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Here comes trouble ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Booth Tarkington's Gentle Julia ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The spider ( visu )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
During a performance by magician Chartrand the Great, a man is murdered, and Chartrand must use his abilities to find the killer
Mary Roberts Rinehart's Elinor Norton ( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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