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Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Overview
Works: 1,087 works in 3,072 publications in 7 languages and 41,182 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Monster films  Horror films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Animated television programs  Children's television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Speaker, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Boris Karloff
 
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( Visual )

65 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,525 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
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

62 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,351 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
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

84 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,576 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
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

60 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,311 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
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

32 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henpecked by his mother and fiancée, Walter copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining himself as a number of daredevil heroes
The terror by Roger Corman( Visual )

84 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer in Napoleon's army is washed ashore on the Baltic Sea. He is rescued by a beautiful, mystifying woman, Helene, who leads him on an eerie trail to an old baron's castle. It seems that this baron is an imposter, the real one having been murdered years ago, and only Helene holds the key to it all
Mad monster party by Boris Karloff( Visual )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls a convention of monsters to elect his successor
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 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
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon and teacher of anatomy needs fresh cadavers for classroom demonstrations and pays a sinister cabman to supply them. When the cemeteries become more closely guarded, the cabman turns to other means to provide the bodies
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

16 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 454 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 )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 450 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
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Recording )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 447 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.'
Dr. Seuss's holidays on the loose!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 445 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
Isle of the dead by Mark Robson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 441 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 )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 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 lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

13 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 394 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
Peter and the wolf : op. 67 : a musical tale for children ; Lieutenant Kijé : suite symphonique, op. 60 by Sergey Prokofiev( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great cinema : 15 films( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great novels inspired these 15 critically acclaimed films starring Hollywood's most stars
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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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas!
Alternative Names
Boris Karlof

Boris Karloff acteur britannique

Boris Karloff actor inglés

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

Boris Karloff Inlatirra jacha marka yäpari

Boris Karloff Inlatirra mama llaqtayuq aranway pukllaq

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

Μπόρις Καρλόφ

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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FrankensteinThe mummyThe secret life of Walter MittyJust so storiesThe lost patrolBoris Karloff : a critical account of his screen, stage, radio, television, and recording workBela Lugosi and Boris Karloff : the expanded story of a haunting collaboration, with a complete filmography of their films together