Something of Value Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Richard Brooks (Screenplay), Robert C. Ruark (Novel)

Script Synopsis:As Kenya's Mau Mau uprising tears the country apart, former childhood friends Kimani (Sidney Poitier), a native, and Peter (Rock Hudson), a British colonist, find themselves on opposite sides of the struggle in this provocative drama. Though each is devoted to his cause, both wish for a more moderate path -- but their hopes for a peaceful resolution are thwarted by rage, colonial arrogance and escalating violence on both sides.

Crossfire Script

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Director:Edward Dmytryk
Written by:Richard Brooks (Novel), John Paxton (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Deadline U.S.A Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Richard Brooks (Writer)

Script Synopsis:With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.

Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Judith Rossner (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Key Largo Script

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Director:John Huston
Written by:Richard Brooks (Screenplay), John Huston (Screenplay), Maxwell Anderson (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Blackboard Jungle Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Richard Brooks (Writer), Evan Hunter (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

Brothers Karamazov Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Julius J. Epstein (Screenplay), Richard Brooks (Screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, herself lovely and rich. The other brothers include a sterile aesthete, a factotum who is a bastard, and a monk. Family tensions erupt when Dmitri falls in love with one of his father's mistresses, the coquette Grushenka. Two brothers see Dmitri's jealousy of their father as an opportunity to inherit sooner. Acts of violence lead to the story's conclusion: trials of honor, conscience, forgiveness, and redemption.

Elmer Gantry Script

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Director:Richard Brooks
Written by:Richard Brooks (Screenplay), Sinclair Lewis (Novel)

Script Synopsis:When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.