Welles, Orson 1915-1985
Most widely held works about Orson Welles
Most widely held works by Orson Welles
Citizen Kane ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 2,565 libraries worldwide
Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".
Citizen Kane ( Visual )
204 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,460 libraries worldwide
Orson Welles' controversial film, hailed as the best American film ever made, is a portrait of Charles Foster Kane, revealing America's love of power and materialism and the resultant corruption (119 min). Includes a documentary on the making of the film, hosted by Robert Osborne, and the original theatrical trailer (22 min.).
The third man ( Visual )
159 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,070 libraries worldwide
Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market.
A man for all seasons ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, a respected English statesman, refuses to recognize King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn and is beheaded.
Moby Dick ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,912 libraries worldwide
Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life-- revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him.
Touch of evil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history.
The Citizen Kane book : Raising Kane ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
Macbeth ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Presentation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles ( Book )
40 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
Film and theatre director-innovator, radio producer, actor, writer, painter, narrator, and magician, Orson Welles was the last true Renaissance man of the twentieth century. From such great work in radio as the epoch-making "War of the Worlds" and the famous voice of "The Shadow knows!" to his cinematic masterpieces Citizen Kane, Othello, The Magnificent Ambersons, Touch of Evil, and the wonderful but still unreleased The Other Side of the Wind, Welles was a central.
Catch-22 ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II.
The Trial ( Visual )
108 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecific crime and is prepared for questioning and trial.
Jane Eyre ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
A Hollywood production of the Bronte novel in which a harshly treated orphan girl becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion with a brooding master; features Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine.
The lady from Shanghai ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 993 libraries worldwide
A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal, frustrated wife. Culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors.
The stranger ( Visual )
119 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 948 libraries worldwide
A dark story about a Nazi who has escaped to a small town in America and established a new identity. He begins to crack as he is stalked by a famous Nazi hunter.
Around the world in 80 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time.
Touch of evil ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
An elaborate mystery involving a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border and a murder that ensnares a narcotics agent and his wife.
The magnificent Ambersons ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Portrait of the decline of an aristocratic Midwestern family as the industrial 20th century begins.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century in India, a young mongoose is adopted by a British family. Protecting his family to the death, Rikki battles two evil cobras who want to kill the humans in order to safely hatch their eggs.
Chimes at midnight : Orson Welles, director ( Book )
42 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff'S disillusionment when the prince does become king.
Orson Welles : interviews by Orson Welles ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Actors Adaptations Austria--Vienna Biography Citizen Kane (Motion picture) Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Documentary films Drama Drug enforcement agents England English drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Great Britain Hearst, William Randolph,--1863-1951 Henry--VIII,--King of England,--1491-1547 Historical films History Interviews Manners and customs Man-woman relationships More, Thomas,--Sir, Saint,--1478-1535 Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Murder Newspaper publishing New York (State)--New York North America--Mexican-American Border Region Police corruption Publishers and publishing Radio plays Radio programs Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Theater Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Welles, Orson,--1915-1985 Whaling World War (1939-1945)
Gouels, Orson, 1915-1985
Jeeves, O.W. 1915-1985
Orson Welles 1915-1985
Spelvin, G.O. 1915-1985
Uėlls, Orson, 1915-1985
Welles, George O. 1915-1985
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Welles, George Orson, 1915-1985
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أورسون ويلز، 1915-1985
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