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Welles, Orson 1915-1985

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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

446 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 5,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

83 editions published between 1966 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

195 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,928 WorldCat member 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 stranger by Orson Welles( Visual )

251 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after World War II to lead the Allies to a notorious spy planning to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

286 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-World War II Vienna sets the scene for this thriller about an American novelist who comes to Europe for what he thinks is the funeral of an old friend and finds himself entangled in a spiralling web of international intrigue
The third man by Graham Greene( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member 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
Catch-22 by Alan Arkin( Visual )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

187 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
Herman Melville's Moby Dick( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab ... has but one purpose in life--revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him."--Container
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

133 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin
The Citizen Kane book : Raising Kane by Pauline Kael( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive guide to "Citizen Kane"
The lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles( Visual )

100 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Visual )

89 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane comes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estates. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution
Orson Welles's F for fake by Orson Welles( Visual )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. This edition includes many special features
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member 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
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

100 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of a Martian invasion of earth. The script, Invasion from Mars, was written by Howard Koch and was based on the novella by H.G. Wells
The Trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

105 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A man for all seasons
A man for all seasonsTouch of evilThe third manThe magnificent AmbersonsJane EyreAround the world in eighty daysThe war of the worldsThe Trial
Alternative Names

controlled identityMagnificent Ambersons (Motion picture)

Gouels, Orson.

Gouels, Orson 1915-1985

Jeeves, O. W.

Jeeves, O.W. 1915-1985

Orson Uells

Orson Welles

Orson Welles actor, director, guionista y productor de cine estadounidense

Orson Welles actor și regizor american

Orson Welles americký filmový herec, scenárista, režisér a producent

Orson Welles Amerikaans filmacteur

Orson Welles amerikanesche Filmregisseur, Schauspiller an Auteur

Orson Welles amerikansk skådespelare, regissör, manusförfattare och filmproducent

Orson Welles amerikansk skuespiller, regissør og produsent

Orson Welles amerykański reżyser, producent, scenarzysta i aktor filmowy

Orson Welles attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Orson Welles Cineasta estadunidense

Orson Welles pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Orson Welles réalisateur, acteur, producteur et scénariste américain

Orson Welles regista, attore, sceneggiatore, drammaturgo e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Orson Welles US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Schauspieler und Autor

Orson Welles US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Schauspieler und Autor (1915-1985)

Orson Welles yhdysvaltalainen elokuvaohjaaja, näyttelijä, tuottaja ja käsikirjoittaja

Orson Wells

Orsons Velss

Spelvin, G.O. 1915-1985

Uėlls, Orson

Uėlls, Orson 1915-1985

Welles G. O.

Welles G. O. 1915-1985

Welles, George O. 1915-1985

Welles George Orson

Welles, George Orson 1915-1985

Welles O.

Welles O. 1915-1985

Welles, Orson

Welles, Orson 1915-

Yèlls, Orson.

Όρσον Γουέλς

Орсан Ўэлз

Орсан Уэлс

Орсон Веллс

Орсон Велс

Орсон Велс американски режисер, сценарист и продуцент

Орсон Уелс

Орсън Уелс

Уэллс Д. О

Уэллс Д. О. 1915-1985

Уэллс О

Уэллс О. 1915-1985

Уэллс Орсон

Уэллс, Орсон американский кинорежиссёр, актёр, сценарист

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אורסון ולס

אורסון ולס שחקן אמריקאי

اورسن ولز

اورسن ولز کارگردان و هنرپیشه آمریکایی

اورسن ويلز

اورسن ویلز

أورسون ويلز، 1915-1985

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ഓർസൺ വെൽസ്

ഓർസൺ വെൽസ് അമേരിക്കന്‍ ചലചിത്ര നടന്‍

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오슨 웰스

오슨 웰스 미국의 영화 감독, 영화 프로듀서, 각본가, 배우

웰스, 오손 1915-1985

웰스, 오슨 1915-1985

웰즈, 오슨 1915-1985

ウェルズ, オーソン