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Scourby, Alexander 1913-1985

Overview
Works: 630 works in 1,161 publications in 2 languages and 12,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Documentary television programs  Psychological fiction  Fantasy films  Science television programs  Biography  Film adaptations  Documentary films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author, Speaker, Commentator, Costume designer
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alexander Scourby
 
Most widely held works by Alexander Scourby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Recording )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious Jay Gatsby embodies the American notion that it is possible to redefine oneself and persuade the world to accept that definition. Gatsby's youthful neighbor, Nick Carraway, fascinated with the display of enormous wealth in which Gatsby revels, finds himself swept up in the lavish lifestyle of Long Island society during the Jazz Age. Considered Fitzgerald's best work, The Great Gatsby is a mystical, timeless story of integrity and cruelty, vision and despair. Now available unabridged on CD, Alexander Scourby delivers Fitzgerald's story in "one of the finest readings ever recorded" (The New York Times)
The big heat by Fritz Lang( Visual )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An honest police sergeant risks his life and his job when his investigations lead to the exposure of the crime syndicate that controls the city administration
The shaggy dog by Walt Disney( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilby Daniels was just an ordinary teenager until a magical ring accidentally transforms him into a sheepdog whose owner is the leader of a plot to destroy the Space Program
The twilight zone( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete first season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," featuring thirty-six episodes aired in 1959-60
30 years of National Geographic specials by National Geographic( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of highlights and clips from past programs of the National Geographic televised documentaries, marking the 30-year anniversary of the Society's documentary production. From the very first National Geographic special in 1963, which followed a team of Americans as they ascended Mt. Everest, content ranges from wilderness to cultural exploration. Through these programs, National Geographic offered a broad variety of sights and perspectives which were previously unknown to the average viewing public. Still bearing historical value, examples include segments from the films that helped promote and popularize such issues as species and habitat protection and the works of Dr. Louis Leakey, Jacques Cousteau, Dian Fossey, and Jane Goodall
Among the Wild Chimpanzees by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1960 Jane Goodall set out for Tanzania's remote Gombe Stream Game Reserve to study the behavior of man's closest living relative, the chimpanzee. With dedication and perseverance she earned the trust of a wild chimp community, and gradually they revealed their individual personalities and the rich tapestry of their daily lives. This film looks at two landmark decades of Jane Goodall's work, including her dramatic discovery of chimpanzees making and using tools"--Container
81 famous poems by Alexander Scourby( Recording )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 81 of the world's best loved and known poems. The readings are presented in the order they appear in "The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition". Thirty-nine major poets are included from Shakespeare, Blake, and Wordsworth to Keats, the Brownings, Whitman, Dickinson and Yeats
Merton : a film biography of Thomas Merton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and beliefs of Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and author, through interviews with scholars and the religious and lay people who knew him and through excerpts from filmed presentations by Merton
The Great whales by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once feared and hunted almost to extinction, the whale now commands worldwide attention. Join scientists and conservationists as they study and document the anatomy, communication, and migratory patterns of a variety of whale species, including killer, pilot, and humpback whales. Also looks at the birth of a killer whale and how captive whales participate in scientific experiments
New Testament : Revised Standard by Alexander Scourby( Recording )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Scourby gives a dramatic and moving narration of the New Testament of the Holy Bible
Holy bible : King James version( Recording )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Genesis to Malachi, all 39 of the books of this King James Version come to life through Alexander Scourby narration and James Earl Jones, vocal talents applied to the timeless words of the King James Version, celebrates the text of the New Testament
Miniature miracle, the computer chip by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power-packed computer chip, coupled with human ingenuity, is the key to the amazing inventions examined in this film
Oceans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six National Geographic programs focusing on under-the-sea species and their behavior
The silver chalice( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He is struggling with his feeling and is torn between his adoring wife and a wily temptress. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is trying to convince the crowds that he is the new Messiah by using nothing more than cheap parlor tricks
Life in the thirties by Educational Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary portraying life in America during the 1930's. Includes scenes showing social and economic trends, and the events and personalities that attracted the attention of the average person
The superliners, twilight of an era( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the past, when great ocean liners such as the Queen Mary and the Normandie ruled the Atlantic, setting standards of taste, luxury and efficiency in travel
Sharks by Gail Gibbons( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journey below the ocean's surface in a specially-designed cage to observe sharks at close range"--Container
Complete audio Holy bible : King James version( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vocal talents of two of the world's most gifted artists combine in service to the most popular Book of all time, resulting in the Complete Audio Holy Bible
Just around the corner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Depression still lives in the memory of those who survived it. No one could predict when the bad years would end, but everyone wanted to believe that good times were "just around the corner". We watch the American people struggle to rebuild their shattered lives during that decade. Until the advent of World War II, economic reform was foremost in the public eye
The Jesus film by Brian Deacon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Gospel of Luke, the film starts with the Birth of Christ and follows His journey through pivotal events such as known miracles (healing, sharing of the fish), 40 days in the desert, conflict with government/religious leaders, and the betrayal by Judas. Inevitably, the story leads to the Crucifixion, its impact on His disciples, and His miraculous rise thereafter
 
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30 years of National Geographic specials
Alternative Names
Alexander Scourby acteur américain

Alexander Scourby actor estadounidense

Alexander Scourby Amerikaans acteur (1913-1985)

Alexander Scourby amerikansk skådespelare

Alexander Scourby amerikansk skodespelar

Alexander Scourby amerikansk skuespiller

Alexander Scourby US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Scourby Alex 1913-1985

Skourby, Alec 1913-1985

Александр Скурби

الگزندر اسکوربی بازیگر آمریکایی

Languages
English (218)

French (1)

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30 years of National Geographic specials81 famous poemsNew Testament : Revised StandardHoly bible : King James versionThe silver chaliceComplete audio Holy bible : King James version