WorldCat Identities

Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Works: 1,171 works in 3,223 publications in 8 languages and 41,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Monster films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Animated 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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Most widely held works by Boris Karloff
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( Visual )

65 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,378 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 )

129 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

105 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

75 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,544 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 )

48 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 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
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

55 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 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 secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

33 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 956 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
Frankenstein : the legacy collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 937 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 terror by Alpha Video Distributors( Visual )

67 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer in Napoleon's army is washed ashore of the Baltic Sea. He is rescued by a beautiful, mystifying woman who leads him on an eerie trail to an old baron's castle
Mad monster party by Boris Karloff( Visual )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Von Frankenstein has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? How else - through a MAD MONSTER PARTY! Von Frankenstein's guests include a who's who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and more. But who among them is fit to be the new head of the monsters?
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 501 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
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 481 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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 451 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 440 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
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 420 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
Lured by Laurel Woodcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terse drama about British cavalrymen 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
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 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
Great cinema : 15 films( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great novels inspired these 15 critically acclaimed films starring Hollywood's most stars
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 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.08 for Bela Lugos ... to 0.73 for Boris Karl ...)

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Bride of Frankenstein
FrankensteinBride of FrankensteinThe mummyFrankensteinThe secret life of Walter MittyJust so storiesThe lost patrol
Alternative Names
Boris Karlof

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff acteur britannique

Boris Karloff actor inglés

Boris Karloff aktor brytyjski

Boris Karloff and Friends

Boris Karloff angol színész

Boris Karloff attore britannico

Boris Karloff britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Boris Karloff Brits filmacteur

Boris Karloff engl. näyttelijä

Boris Karloff English actor

Boris Karloff Inlatirra jacha marka yäpari

Boris Karloff Inlatirra mama llaqtayuq aranway pukllaq

Karloff 1887-1969

Karloff, Boris

Karloff, Boris and Friends

Karloff, Boris pseud

Karlovas Borisas

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

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