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Slezak, Walter 1902-1983

Works: 255 works in 793 publications in 8 languages and 10,435 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Animal films  Animated films  Musical films  Survival films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Commentator, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Walter Slezak
Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

66 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,472 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 )

95 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt village wrongly suspects the idiot assistant of a medicine-show operator of being the emperor's omnipotent inspector general in disguise
What time's the next swan? by Walter Slezak( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 624 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 )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic film noir featuring a cold-hearted killer named Sam Wild who kills two innocent people and actively pursues the woman who finds the bodies, all while being married to the woman's half-sister
People will talk by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 480 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 pirates! band of misfits by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

25 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical romance. Set in the Caribbean
Come September by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful New York business man visits his Italian villa to relax and to romance his Italian girlfriend. But after arriving unannounced, he finds out that, during his absence, the luxurious home has become a hotel
Heidi by Johanna Spyri( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 374 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
Heidi by Delbert Mann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Swiss orphan must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city
Call me madam by Irving Berlin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Merman repeats her successful Broadway performance as a Washington hostess who is named ambassador to the tiny European nation of Lichtenberg. She falls in love with the foreign minister, George Sanders, while the princess, Vera-Ellen, falls for her press attache, Donald O'connor. Loosely based on the life of former Ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

27 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 298 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
The princess and the pirate by David Butler( Visual )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 290 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 )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedtime for Bonzo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 228 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 )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 152 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
This land is mine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and French and held by 132 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
My stomach goes traveling by Walter Slezak( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 121 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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Jim Hawkins goes to sea as a cabin boy in order to search for buried treasure on a remote island
Wann geht der nächste Schwan? by Walter Slezak( Book )

35 editions published between 1070 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.09 for Black Beau ... to 1.00 for Papers, 18 ...)

Bedtime for Bonzo
Alternative Names
Slezak, W. (1902-1983)

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 österrikisk skådespelare

Walter Slezak østerriksk skuespiller

Walter Slezak østrigsk skuespiller

Вальтер Слезак австрийский актёр

والتر اسلزاک بازیگر اتریشی

English (274)

German (68)

Spanish (31)

French (5)

Italian (3)

Catalan (2)

Turkish (1)

Danish (1)

Come SeptemberThe princess and the pirateBedtime for BonzoOnce upon a honeymoon