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Mason, James 1909-1984

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Most widely held works by James Mason
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

203 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents. He finds himself abducted, framed for murder, and running for his life
Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney( Visual )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Nemo guides the submarine Nautilus on a memorable voyage below the seven seas
Lolita by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

144 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Kubrick's sixth film is a brilliant, sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet infamous 1955 novel. It chronicles a middle-aged literature professor's unusual and doomed sexual passion/obsession for a seductively precocious pubescent "nymphet" named Lolita. Thanks to the film industry's production code, the film is mostly suggestive, with numerous double entendres and metaphoric sexual situations, while the story has been transformed into a black comedy and murder mystery. The film lacks the element that enabled most readers to understand the novel--Humbert Humbert's exquisite inner voice. As a consequence the film is big, luxurious, and full of a barren, cold humor, yet a visual tour-de-force in elegant black-and-white
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

94 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a band singer is discovered and guided to heights of show-business success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol, she performs one superb song after another in a production that exhilarates with its craft and style even as its story moves toward a heartbreaking finale. Special features include: alternate filmings of four musical numbers and one dramatic sequence, and much more
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

67 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcoholic lawyer finds a chance to redeem himself by accepting an unwinnable case
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Journey to the center of the earth by Henry Levin( Visual )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daring scientist leads an expedition into the interior of the Earth, where fierce dinosaurs and an intelligent reptilian race battle a primitive human civilization
Heaven Can Wait by Warren Beatty( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and German and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally goes to heaven after a car accident, and returns to earth in the body of another man who was a corporate giant. After deciding to resume his place with the Rams (by purchasing the team), Pendleton must also deal with the consequences of the former businessman's actions. Loose remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

63 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Nazi leaders, escaped from postwar Germany, scheme to return to power. Their plans to dominate the world are based on a bizarre biological experiment undertaken by Josef Mengele: to clone Hitler
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman, not satisfied with the limited life she leads, rebels against conventional society, and finds tragedy
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( Visual )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

58 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgraced 19th-century British sailor lives nobly among natives. From the Joseph Conrad novel
Odd man out by Carol Reed( Visual )

57 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as Johnny McQueen, a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate
The Desert Fox : the story of Rommel by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered
The blue max( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot in the German air force during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged
Salem's Lot by Stephen King( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the sleepy little hamlet of Salem's Lot comes a stranger who unleashes an insidious evil so devastating that it threatens to destroy the entire town and everyone in it. Ben Mears, a young novelist, returns home to Salem's Lot after many years, determined to write a book about the eerie old Marsten House which overlooks the town. It is Mears' conviction that the source of all the trouble is the evil Marsten House itself, which he believes attracts evil to it. With the help of his old schoolmaster and a courageous teenager, he tries to unravel the deadly plague that is claiming the lives and souls of the townspeople of Salem's Lot
Georgy girl( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate
Bigger than life by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. "This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking -- and wildly entertaining."--Jacket
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Alternative Names
Džejms Mejson

Iacobus Mason

James Mason acteur britannique

James Mason actor britànic

James Mason actor británico

James Mason aktor brytyjski

James Mason anglický herec

James Mason attore britannico

James Mason Brits acteur

James Mason englischer Filmschauspieler

Mason, James

Mason, James Neville.

Τζέιμς Μέισον

Джеймс Мейсон актор

Джеймс Мейсън

Джеймс Мэйсон

Джэймс Мэйсан

Мэйсон, Джеймс

Џејмс Мејсон

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ג'יימס מייסון

ג'יימס מייסון סופר בריטי

جيمس ماسون ممثل بريطاني

جیمز میسون بازیگر بریتانیایی

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LolitaA star is bornWilliam Shakespeare's Julius CaesarThe verdictJesus of NazarethSalem's LotJames Mason : a bio-bibliography