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Lanchester, Elsa 1902-1986

Works: 242 works in 789 publications in 5 languages and 19,341 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Animated films  Horror films  Monster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Contributor, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elsa Lanchester
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Mary Poppins by Julie Andrews( Visual )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

74 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular horror classics of all time and an acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen's most understood monster who now longs for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates the ill-fated bride. Directed by the original's James Whale and featuring a haunting musical score, it ranks as one of the finest films not only of the genre, but for all time
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliantly made courtroom drama that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax. When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard is accused of the crime. His only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife, but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own ... and teaching nortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he has planned!"--Container
Frankenstein : the legacy collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies
The Inspector General by Henry Koster( Visual )

78 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 914 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
That darn cat!( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
Bell, book and candle by Richard Quine( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novak is a witch who casts a spell on a book publisher (Stewart) to make him fall in love with her. He is most unhappy when he finds out what happened
Lassie come home by Fred M Wilcox( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's beloved collie is sold by his impoverished family, and makes a cross-country journey back to her original family
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( Visual )

49 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with Rembrandt in his prime, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression following the death of his wife."--Container
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( Visual )

44 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant glimpse into the bedrooms of the infamous king and his six wives."--Container
The big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container
The flood : a biblical allegory based on Noah and the ark ; Mass by Igor Stravinsky( )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Misérables( Visual )

2 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Valjean is a young man accused of stealing. He escapes prison and spends the rest of his life miserable and being chased by one man: a policeman named Valert
Act of violence ; Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery street (1950): Vivian is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod. Once there, she strands Henry. Months later, a skeleton is found on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to find the victim's identity and killer
The spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who cannot speak is stalked by a repeat killer at her uncle's mansion
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic adventure of a young orphan sent to live at the dark and foreboding English estate of her widowed uncle and his crippled son. Led by a strong will and a stubborn temperament, Mary Lennox discovers the existence of a secret garden, the history of which slowly reveals the mystery of her uncle and his son's embittered lives. Eventually, the beloved garden becomes the only hope for their happiness and restoration from the haunting grip of the past
Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the lion by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian slave pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of this kind act
Easy come, easy go by John Rich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Navy frogman who discovers buried treasure and sets out to retrieve it with the aid of the skipper's daughter in this romance set to sixties music
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French princess flees to New Orleans to avoid marrying a nobleman she doesn't love. In bayou country she falls for a swaggering soldier, who wards off pirates and a king to keep her
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Bride of Frankenstein
Alternative Names
Elsa Lančester

Elsa Lanchester actrice britannique

Elsa Lanchester amerikanesch Schauspillerin

Elsa Lanchester attrice britannica

Elsa Lanchester britisch-US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Elsa Lanchester Brits actrice (1902-1986)

Elsa Lanchester brytyjska aktorka

Sullivan, Elizabeth 1902-1986

Sullivan, Elizabeth Lanchester 1902-1986

Έλσα Λάντσεστερ

Елса Ланчестер

Ельза Ланчестер

Ланчестер, Эльза

אלזה לנצ'סטר

السا لانچستر

السا لنچستر

엘자 랜체스터



埃尔莎·兰彻斯特 美国女演员

Witness for the prosecutionThe bishop's wifeThe Inspector GeneralBell, book and candleLassie come homeThe big clock