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Slezak, Walter 1902-1983

Works: 302 works in 768 publications in 6 languages and 10,243 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Survival films  Comedy films  Disaster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Commentator, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Walter Slezak
Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

40 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their vessel is torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a lifeboat. Short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the German submarine that sank their ship
The Inspector general by Henry Koster( Visual )

87 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt mid-nineteenth century Russian village wrongly suspects the assistant of a medicine-show operator of being Napoleon's omnipotent Inspector General in disguise
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Visual )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical tale of the friendship between a young boy and his horse
Heidi by Johanna Spyri( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a young poor orphan girl abandoned by her aunt and banished to live with her isolated old grandfather high in the Swiss Alps
What time's the next swan? by Walter Slezak( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotal reminiscences from childhood in Vienna through his Hollywood film making career, as told to Smith-Corona model 88E
Born to kill by Robert Wise( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Wild and Helen Trent meet in Reno, Nevada. Aroused by Wild's confidant attitude, Trent takes up with him, and isn't disturbed to learn he's a murderer. Greed is Wild's motive. He wants enough money to be able to "spit in anybody's eye" and doesn't care who he has to kill to get it. Wild and Trent formulate an audacious plot against a wealthy brother and sister: he will marry the sister, and she will marry the brother, and together they'll take the pair for everything they're worth. It's just crazy enough to work, but will it?
People will talk by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relations with Mr. Shunderson
The pirate by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Caribbean beauty, who is engaged to a local rich man, has a mad crush on the legendary pirate, Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with the beauty and to impress her, he poses as the pirate
Come September( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful New York businessman visits his Italian villa to relax and to romance his Italian girlfriend. After arriving unannounced, he finds out that, during his absence, the luxurious home has become a hotel
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the sauve Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth
The princess and the pirate( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvester the Great is a 17th-century entertainer with an act so atrocious, he's exiled from England. Aboard a ship bound for America, he finds himself falling for the beautiful Princess Margaret, a woman uninterested in love - not to mention his lousy one-liners. But when an evil band of pirates attack the ship and capture the princess, her only hope is the cowardly Sylvester. Now he has to stop cracking jokes and muster the courage to rescue his royal love
Fanny from the musical prod. "Fanny" by Harold Rome( Recording )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Dreyer's Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, later to play the Nazi villain in Hitchcock's Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of the game), an aristocratic femme fatale as entranced by Michael's youthful beauty as Zoret is. As Michael plunges from the dizzying heights of new love to the depths of theft and betrayal, Zoret experiences a spiritual rebirth from out of the ashes of rejection and despair. A film of exquisite artistry, Michael is both elaborately theatrical and remarkably restrained. Dreyer elicits vivid and passionate performances from his adroit cast, including the screen's only acting appearance by cinematographer Freund. Co-written by Fritz Lang's wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou (M, Metropolis), this intimate and compelling film possesses a bold level of emotional detail and depicts the twilight of a male-male romance with unusual daring and subtlety
Bedtime for Bonzo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a professor, a chimp and an experiment to show that environment is more important than heredity in human development
Once upon a honeymoon by Leo McCarey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light comedy adventure about a charming journalist who saves a naive American woman from the clutches of her vicious Nazi husband
My stomach goes traveling by Walter Slezak( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This land is mine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manner and cowardice of Albert Lory, a mother-fixated, slovenly school teacher in an unnamed country in Europe, are the subjects of his students' cruel jokes. Yet Lory's true inner courage is brought to light when the Nazis try to bribe him to keep his mouth shut in a court where he is being tried for a murder he did not commit. Instead, in the face of Nazi threats, he stands and delivers an impassioned speech on the preciousness of liberty
Rock Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very special favor: The war of the sexes heats up when a sleek businessman (Rock Hudson) attempts to seduce an attractive psychiatrist (Leslie Caron) who seems immune to his charms
The Wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm by Henry Levin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early nineteenth century, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are commissioned to write a family history for a local Duke. However, Wilhelm would rather spend his time dreaming of fairies, elves, knights and princesses
Cornered by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate: an Everyman who accepts what he thinks is an honest trucking job, only to find he's the driver in a botched heist that puts Brodie and his bride on the run from the cops and the cons who planned the job
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Black Beauty
Alternative Names
Slezak, W. (Walter), 1902-1983

Walter Slezak acteur autrichien

Walter Slezak Actor

Walter Slezak attore austriaco

Walter Slezak austerriksk skodespelar

Walter Slezak Oostenrijks acteur

Walter Slezak sterrikisk skdespelare

Walter Slezak sterriksk skuespiller

Walter Slezak strigsk skuespiller

Вальтер Слезак австрийский актёр

والتر اسلزاک بازیگر اتریشی

English (260)

German (57)

Spanish (11)

French (2)

Danish (1)

Catalan (1)

Black BeautyCome SeptemberThe princess and the pirateBedtime for BonzoOnce upon a honeymoonCornered