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Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Overview
Works: 957 works in 2,736 publications in 7 languages and 39,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Gangster films  Horror films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Christmas films  Action and adventure films  Monster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Speaker, Interviewee
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
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

77 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Pretorius into reviving his monster and creating a companion for him
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

45 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,300 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
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas by Theodor Seuss Geisel( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In tongue-twisting verse and lighthearted music, this is the timeless tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his feeble attempts to steal the yuletide celebration of Whoville
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

25 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 962 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 )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of stories about animals designed to be read aloud to children and adults
The terror by Roger Corman( Visual )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer in Napoleon's army (Jack Nicholson) pursues Helene (Sandra Knight) to the castle of an elderly baron (Boris Karloff) who finds himself tortured by the ghost of his wife. Is Helene the ghost or the pawn of a witch intent on having the baron commit suicide?
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon pays an unscrupulous body snatcher to deliver fresh cadavers to him
Dr. Seuss's holidays on the loose!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 442 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
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Recording )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original TV soundtrack features the original cast including the legendary Boris Karloff, and the classic track 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.'
Isle of the dead by Mark Robson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 415 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 )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 413 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
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

12 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great horror anthology films of all time, and Mario Bava's personal favorite of his works, Black Sabbath solidified the director's reputation as Europe's maestro of the macabre. In The Telephone... a woman is haunted by menacing phone calls from a former lover. The Wurdulak stars Boris Karloff (The Crimson Cult) as a vampire hunter whose family is stalked by the wandering spirit of an undead ghoul. A Drop Of Water involves a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse - not realizing the curse that is carried with it. This is the AIP English language version
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

12 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 377 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
The mummy by Karl Freund( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology 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
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the timeless tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his feeble attempts to steal the yuletide celebration of Who-ville. Plus, "Horton hears a who!": A big-eared elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville
Karloff; the life of Boris Karloff, with an appendix of the films in which he appeared by Peter Underwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Karloff; the man, the monster, the movies by Denis Gifford( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bride of Frankenstein
Alternative Names
Boris Karlof

Boris Karloff acteur britannique

Boris Karloff aktor brytyjski

Boris Karloff angol színész

Boris Karloff attore britannico

Boris Karloff britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Boris Karloff Brits filmacteur

Boris Karloff engl. näyttelijä

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

بوريس كارلوف ممثل إنجليزي

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 secret life of Walter MittyJust so storiesThe lost patrolThe mummyHow the Grinch stole ChristmasBoris Karloff : a critical account of his screen, stage, radio, television, and recording work