WorldCat Identities

Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Overview
Works: 969 works in 2,387 publications in 7 languages and 38,371 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Folklore  Film and video adaptations  Gangster films  History  Film noir  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Editor, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Interviewee, Speaker, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Boris Karloff
 
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Most widely held works by Boris Karloff
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

136 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas by Dr Seuss( Visual )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 3,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his attempts to steal the Christmas celebration of Who-ville. Also included is "Horton hears a Who!" in which a big-eared elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville
The mummy by Boris Karloff( Visual )

57 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archaeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

65 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Scarface by Howard Hawks( Visual )

36 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grouchy Grinch tries to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville, but the Whos teach him the true meaning of Christmas instead
The terror by Roger Corman( Visual )

103 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer in Napoleon's army is washed ashore of the Baltic Sea. He is rescued by a beautiful, mystifying woman who leads him on an eerie trail to an old baron's castle
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

21 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter, a mild-mannered mouse, imagines himself as a number of daredevil heroes. One of Walter's dreams becomes a reality when he gets involved with a beautiful blonde and becomes the target of a gang of jewel thieves who believe he has their loot
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Rudyard Kipling's Just so Stories including The elephant's child, The sing - song of old man kangaroo, The beginning of armadillos, and how the leopard got his spots
Mad monster party( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Von Frankenstein has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? Through a Mad Monster Party! Von Frankenstein's guests include a who's who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and more
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon pays an unscrupulous body snatcher to deliver fresh cadavers to him
Isle of the dead by Mark Robson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isle of the dead: A group of strangers are all quarantined inside the same house after an outbreak of the plague
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan investigates two murders on the opening night of an opera. The prime suspect is the husband of the star of the opera, himself a talented singer who recently escaped from the insane asylum where he had suffered from amnesia for years
Dr. Seuss's holidays on the loose!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun is on the Loose with 3 Dr. Seuss Holiday Classics! How the Grinch Stole Christmas; The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat; Halloween is Grinch Night. Special features include: Songs in the key of Grinch. TNT's How the Grinch Stole Christmas Special Edition with Phil Hartman, Grinch Song
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered mouse of a man imagines himself to be a number of daredevil heroes in the whimsical adaptation of James Thurber's short story
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of travelers on a mountain road, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
The Raven by Roger Corman( Visual )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terse drama about British cavalryman lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I. They are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Recording )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas has become a holiday tradition with its tale of the Grinch's efforts to halt Christmas. This CD features all the music from the special, including You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace-loving Chris Holden is a militiaman who buys and then frees beautiful indentured servant Abby Hale. When a supplier of illegal firearms covets Abby for himself, he sparks a vicious battle between an Indian tribe and a few brave colonists
 
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas
Alternative Names
Boris Karlof

Boris Karloff acteur britannique

Boris Karloff aktor brytyjski

Boris Karloff angol sznsz

Boris Karloff attore britannico

Boris Karloff britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Boris Karloff Brits filmacteur

Karloff 1887-1969

Karloff, Boris

Karloff, Boris pseud

Pratt, William 1887-1969

Pratt, William H. 1887-1969

Pratt, William Henry

Pratt William Henry 1887-1969

Барыс Карлаф

Борис Карлоф

Борис Карлофф

בוריס קרלוף

بوريس كارلوف

بوریس کارلوف بازیگر بریتانیایی

보리스 칼로프 배우

ボリス・カーロフ

鲍里斯卡洛夫

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole ChristmasThe mummyBride of FrankensteinHow the Grinch stole Christmas!The secret life of Walter MittyJust so storiesThe lost patrolUnconquered