Laughton, Charles 1899-1962
Most widely held works about Charles Laughton
Most widely held works by Charles Laughton
Spartacus ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,172 libraries worldwide
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
Mutiny on the Bounty ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh.
Witness for the prosecution ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion.
The night of the hunter ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman.
Jamaica Inn ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere.
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Laughton is a master storyteller, and here he has compiled the stories he has read aloud with greatest success-- sixty tales from Biblical passages and Aesop fables, to Kipling and Thurber.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores.
Advise & consent ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
The Night of the hunter ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 673 libraries worldwide
A tale of a psychopathic self-styled preacher, who marries and murders a young widow for her money, pursues her children to get his hand on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman, who becomes the children's protector.
Les misérables ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Fredric March stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Charles Laughton is Javert, the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.
Hobson's choice ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life.
The Private life of Henry VIII ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Lavish historical spectacle lustily portraying the life and lovers of notorious British Monarch, King Henry VIII.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, rescues and defends the gypsy girl, Esmeralda.
The big clock ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 libraries worldwide
"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress" -- Container.
The Paradine case ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband.
Rembrandt ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn enjoys a full life until the sudden death of his wife. Bankrupt and bereft, he finds comfort in a pretty servant in his home. Can he summon the courage to overcome his demons or will tragedy continue to haunt him?
The fabulous country, an anthology by Charles Laughton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Captain Kidd ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Pirate Captain Kidd tricks King William III into giving him royal orders, but enemies (whom he believes to be dead) return to see him hanged.
Galileo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe.
The old dark house ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 259 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.
Actors Biographical films Biography Bligh, William,--1754-1817 Bounty (Ship) Bounty Mutiny (1789) Christian, Fletcher,--1764-1793 Comedy films Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama Epic films Ex-convicts Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France France--Paris French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island) Gladiators Great Britain Grubb, Davis,--1919-1980 Historical films Historic ships History Impostors and imposture Laughton, Charles,--1899-1962 Man-woman relationships Murder Mutiny Pirates Political science Revolutionaries Rome Servile Wars (Rome : 135-71 B.C.) Ship captains Short stories Smugglers Spartacus,--d. 71 B.C Stalkers Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Widows
Lauton, Charl'z, 1899-1962
Multiple languages (41)
No Linguistic content (13)