Most widely held works about Charlton Heston
Most widely held works by Charlton Heston
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,796 libraries worldwide
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Bowling for Columbine ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,695 libraries worldwide
The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed.
The Ten Commandments ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,174 libraries worldwide
The story of the life of Moses from the Pharaoh's household through his life of leading his people to freedom.
Hamlet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,937 libraries worldwide
In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
In the arena : an autobiography by Charlton Heston ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of the stage and motion picture actor who portrayed Moses, El Cid, and won an Acadamy Award for Ben Hur.
Touch of evil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history.
El Cid ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.
The agony and the ecstasy ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by the artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie.
The actor's life : journals, 1956-1976 by Charlton Heston ( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
A look into the working life of one of America's most celebrated actors.
Planet of the apes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
After crash-landing on an uncharted planet, astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Soon, Taylor's life depends on the kindness of the chimpanzee scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) and Zira (Kim Hunter) and his escape to the Forbidden Zone, where he uncovers an earth-shattering secret that may hold the key to his own destiny.
Midway ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided." - title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives.
Soylent green ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Charlton Heston plays a cop in this 21st century science-fiction horror story. The setting is New York, teeming with 40 million citizens, most of whom are out of work. Environmental erosion is almost complete and voluntary death is encouraged by government-sponsored clinics. For their food, the people have grown to rely almost totally on a greenish, wafer-like substance called soylent. As Heston investigates the murder of a magnate in the dictatorial Soylent Company, he comes face to face with the hideous truth about the secret ingredient of "Soylent Green."
Alaska ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Two teenagers challenge both nature and themselves on a death-defying mission through the arctic wilderness.
Touch of evil ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 893 libraries worldwide
An elaborate mystery involving a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border and a murder that ensnares a narcotics agent and his wife.
Julius Caesar ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar.
True lies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Harry Tasker is a top spy for the ultra-secret Omega Sector, but his wife thinks he's just a boring computer salesman. Then his two lives collide when he and his wife find themselves kidnapped by international terrorists.
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 libraries worldwide
An old Cuban fisherman faces his supreme ordeal--a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.
Planet of the apes ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and German and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Four American astronauts crash-land on a strange planet ruled by apes.
Call of the wild ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 715 libraries worldwide
During the Klondike gold rush, a stolen dog becomes a miner's best friend before it joins the wolf pack.
Alaska spirit of the wild ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Journey through a beautiful land of Arctic ice, natural phenomena and exotic wildlife.
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Carter, Charles, 1924-
Carter, Charles, 1924-2008
Carter, John Carlton.
Carter, John Charles
Carter, John Charles, 1924-2008
Carter, John Charleton
Carter, John Charleton 1924-2008
Carter, John Charlton
Carter, John Charlton, 1924-2008
Easton, Charles, 1924-2008
Heston, Chuck 1924-2008
Carter, John Charles 1924-2008
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