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Laughton, Charles 1899-1962

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Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

79 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,318 WorldCat member 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
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

167 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,506 WorldCat member 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
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

74 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,231 WorldCat member 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 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

84 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure her inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unraveled in a shocking conclusion
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

95 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member 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
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

138 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member 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
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( Visual )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member 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 private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( Visual )

103 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant glimpse into the bedrooms of the infamous king and his six wives."--Container
Hobson's choice by Tom Gutteridge( Visual )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member 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
Island of lost souls by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

23 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

68 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member 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
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( Visual )

55 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with Rembrandt in his prime, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression following the death of his wife." -- Container
The big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member 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
Captain Kidd( Visual )

77 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member 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 by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member 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
Les misérables by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

10 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Valjean is a young man accused of stealing. He escapes prison and spends the rest of his life miserable and being chased by one man: a policeman named Valert
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 404 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
The fabulous country, an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for living by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light
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Carolus Laughton

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton acteur et réalisateur britannique

Charles Laughton actor y director de cine y teatro

Charles Laughton Aktor dan Sutradara Amerika

Charles Laughton attore e regista britannico

Charles Laughton britischer, ab 1950 US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Charles Laughton Brits filmregisseur

Charles Laughton britský herec a režisér

Charles Laughton Ingles-Amerikano nga aktor

Laughton, Charles

Lauton, Charl'z 1899-1962

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Mutiny on the BountyWitness for the prosecutionThe Hunchback of Notre DameHobson's choiceIsland of lost soulsThe Paradine caseThe big clockLes misérables