WorldCat Identities

Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Overview
Works: 1,216 works in 2,822 publications in 8 languages and 40,022 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Gangster films  Animated television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Other, Speaker, Honoree, Interviewee, Contributor
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
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,214 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
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

153 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,932 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
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

71 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,589 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
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

82 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,295 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 Seuss( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,111 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
Frankenstein : the legacy collection by Kevin Connor( Visual )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 960 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
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 510 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 )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer in Napoleon's army, separated from his regiment, is completely lost. Stumbling upon a mysterious castle he encounters a beautiful, but constantly vanishing woman, a creepy old baron, and a variety of unsettling experiences
Mad monster party( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 475 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 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 443 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 437 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 )

17 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 417 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
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

12 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 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
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

11 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
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( Visual )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of vampires called "wurdalak" are the same as other vampires with one exception--they only drink the blood of those they love. While riding through the mountains, a young man comes upon a horse carrying the recently decapitated body of a man. He leads the horse and its grisly burden to a nearby farmhouse inhabited by a fear-ridden family. The father has gone away to kill a wurdalak and in the process has become one himself. Now he must go after the ones he loves the most, as the horrible cycle continues
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 386 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
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 343 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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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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FrankensteinThe mummyBride of FrankensteinDr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole ChristmasThe secret life of Walter MittyJust so storiesThe lost patrolUnconquered