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Laughton, Charles 1899-1962

Works: 906 works in 3,035 publications in 8 languages and 33,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romances  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Narrator, Translator, Editor, Singer, Restager , Other, Producer, Costume designer, Speaker, Film editor, fmd, Librettist, Host, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charles Laughton
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Most widely held works by Charles Laughton
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

71 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,089 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
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic tale of the bold gladiator slave Spartacus, the woman who believed in his cause, and the power-hungry Roman general who challenged his convictions. Set against the background of Imperial Rome at the height of its glory, Spartacus is an inspirational true account of the eternal struggle for freedom that combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

63 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,780 WorldCat member 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 by Charles Laughton( Visual )

129 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,677 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, who becomes the children's protector
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

67 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,355 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 )

126 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 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 )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State brings to light a secret from the past which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well
Spartacus( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 807 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
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( Visual )

83 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 789 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
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

50 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a suspensful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 643 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
Les Misérables( Visual )

33 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 609 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 Javert
Island of lost souls( Visual )

7 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 589 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 big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in English and Multiple languages and held by 583 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
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( Visual )

58 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 528 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
Captain Kidd by Rowland V Lee( Visual )

68 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 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
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 496 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
Man on the Eiffel Tower( Visual )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of the novel A Battle of Nerves by the great Belgian crime writer Georges Simenon stars Charles Laughton as the famous Detective Maigret. The film, set in Paris, climaxes in a spectular scene atop the Eiffel Tower
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.21 for Spartacus ... to 0.98 for Have you g ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
SpartacusWitness for the prosecutionThe Hunchback of Notre DameAdvise & consentSpartacusHobson's choiceThe Paradine caseLes MisérablesThe big clock
Alternative Names
Čārlzs Lotons

Carolus Laughton

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton acteur et réalisateur britannique

Charles Laughton actor, guionista, produtor e director de cine e de teatro británico nacionalizado estadounidense

Charles Laughton actor y director de cine y teatro

Charles Laughton Aktor dan Sutradara Amerika

Charles Laughton amerikanesche Schauspiller a Regisseur

Charles Laughton attore e regista britannico

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

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Charles Laughton English-born American stage and film actor and director

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Laughton, Charles

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Lauton, Charl'z 1899-1962

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