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Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Overview
Works: 908 works in 2,165 publications in 7 languages and 37,137 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Folklore  Children's songs  Miscellanea  Christmas stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Host, Compiler, Costume designer, Director, Vocalist, Other, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Boris Karloff
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
113 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,884 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! ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 2,273 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
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 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
Scarface by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama of the life and death of a Chicago gangster of the 1920s
Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch stole Christmas" by Seuss ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 1,212 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
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 960 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 secret life of Walter Mitty by Norman Z McLeod ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and French and held by 805 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
The terror by Roger Corman ( Visual )
99 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly baron where he discovers that she is the pawn of an old witch bent on driving the baron to suicide
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about Kipling's delightful jungle animals, from his Just So Stories and from his Jungle Book
Mad monster party ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 480 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
I walked with a zombie Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon pays an unscrupulous body snatcher to deliver fresh cadavers to him
Charlie Chan at the opera ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 424 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 Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and German and held by 404 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 old dark house by James Whale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 392 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
Dr. Seuss's holidays on the loose! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 388 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 lost patrol by John Ford ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 368 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
Isle of the dead Bedlam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bedlam: A wealthy activist attempts to reform the St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum, with disastrous results
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 336 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 )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 322 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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Alternative Names
Karloff 1887-1969
Karloff, Boris
Pratt, William, 1887-1969
Pratt, William H. 1887-1969
Pratt, William Henry
Pratt, William Henry, 1887-1969
Languages
English (525)
German (25)
Spanish (21)
French (11)
Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
Arabic (1)
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