WorldCat Identities

Lang, Charles B.

Works: 208 works in 452 publications in 3 languages and 14,355 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Interviews  Romance films  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , sds, Photographer, Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charles B Lang
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curtis and Lemmon, on the run after witnessing the St. Valentine's massacre, masquerade in drag as members of an all-girl band. A satiric mix of slapstick and screwball comedy, this film is a tribute to American naivete and, for a mainstream film made in the fifties, exceptionally open in its treatment of androgyny. Curtis, with the image of a glamour drag queen, retains his heterosexual orientation but becomes more sympathetic, sincere and loving as a direct result of his experience. Lemmon, the campy transvestite, comes to totally identify with his role as a woman which produces one of the great final lines in screen comedy. Wilder's film shows the influence of Howard Hawks' comedies, most notably Scarface and I Was a Male War Bride with Curtis recalling Cary Grant in the screwball comedies. Wilder plays with the motif of the sexually aggressive female and shy male
The ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impoverished young widow moves into a seaside cottage with her young daughter and befriends the former owner, the ghost of a salty sea captain
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family has a crush on the younger son. When she returns from Paris, she dazzles both sons
Wait until dark by Terence Young( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll
Ace in the hole by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies
She done him wrong by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why don't you come up sometime and see me? Screen legends Mae West and Cary Grant heat up the screen in the racy comedy "She Done Him Wrong"! Nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, this classic from the pre-code Hollywood era follows a brash saloon singer (Mae West) with a penchant for troubled men - especially the mission director (Cary Grant) who wants to reform her. The unabashed queen of the double-entendre shines in her first starring role, in what has been called "Mae West's best film" (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide)
The uninvited( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. Soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night--this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
Paris when it sizzles by Richard Quine( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter with a three-day deadline for a script asks a secretary to help concoct ideas
Charade by Stanley Donen( Visual )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charade (1963) is comedy-mystery set in Paris about a young widow who, with the help of a handsome stranger, is trying to find the fortune her dead husband secreted away while being pursued by a trio of thugs
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first, and arguably greatest, film adaptation of Hemingway's great war novel in which lovers find their affair undermined by the horrors of the most brutal war the world had yet witnessed
The magnificent seven by Yul Brynner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village
Sudden fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train headed home to California, Myra Hudson falls in love with and marries actor Lester Blaine, whom she has just fired from her most recent New York play. Back on her San Francisco estate, something evil appears to be lurking beneath the surface of the couple's idyllic life
So proudly we hail!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the lives of three U.S. Army nurses who leave San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination, and their lives. Led by Lt. Janet Davidson, the nurses are sent to Bataan, in the Philippines. Faced with untested nurses, the group quickly become battle-weary veterans. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense
The stalking moon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspenseful manhunt saga. A relentless foe tracks Army scout Gregory Peck as he attempts to lead a woman once held captive by Apaches to safety
Sex and the single girl by Richard Quine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Father Goose( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a South Seas wanderer is compelled by the Australian navy to act as a sky observer on a small island, where he finds himself in charge of six refugee schoolchildren and their headmistress
Summer and smoke by Peter Glenville( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From childhood, Alma has loved John Buchanan. Repressed by the pressure of a minister father and a mother who has never recovered from a nervous breakdown, she keeps these feelings bottled up. Her life becomes unbearable when John returns from medical school and takes up with the sultry Rosa, the daughter of the casino owner who is as open and willing as Alma is shy and repressed
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Paris when it sizzles
Alternative Names
Charles Lang camraman amricain

Charles Lang direttore della fotografia statunitense

Charles Lang US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Lang Charles 1902-1998

Lang, Charles 1902-1998 Jr

Lang, Charles B. 1902-1998 Jr

Lang, Charles B., Jr. 1902-1998

Lang, Charles Bryant 1902-1998

Lang, Charles E. 1902-1998

Lang, Charles, Jr. 1902-1998

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Чарльз Ленг

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Paris when it sizzlesCharadeSex and the single girlCarole Lombard : the glamour collection