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Lanchester, Elsa 1902-1986

Works: 234 works in 737 publications in 6 languages and 18,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Comedy films  Animated films  Live-action/animation films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Singer, wat, Costume designer, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elsa Lanchester
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Mary Poppins by Robert Stevenson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert ... , the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game"--Container
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery and court trial which reveals some interesting quirks of the personalities involved
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,297 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 by William Hurlbut( Visual )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 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 English and Spanish and held by 996 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
Bell, book and candle by Richard Quine( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 863 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
That darn cat! by Bob Spiers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( Visual )

46 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 520 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 )

53 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 497 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 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 414 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
Les misérables by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and held by 347 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
Virtual job interview practice & preparation for getting the job you deserve!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assists students with the job interview process and help them prepare by practicing basic interviewing questions
The spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2007 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
Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the lion by Panola College( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 274 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
Act of violence Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 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
Easy come, easy go by John Rich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays a navy diver who discovers a shipwreck filled with treasure and sets out to retrieve it with the aid of the ship captain's lovely granddaughter. The pair battle both underwater and landlubbing adversaries in this romance set to Elvis songs
My dog, the thief( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A helicopter traffic reporter whose ratings have begun to slip is saved by Barabbas, a giant St. Bernard who stows away on his helicopter one day. As the dog becomes a regular on his show, the ratings soar. Unfortunately, the dog's a kleptomaniac
Charles Laughton and I by Elsa Lanchester( Book )

11 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turnabout the story of the Yale Puppeteers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Yale Puppeters and the Tournabout Theater in Hollywood during the 1920's and 1930's
Elsa Lanchester, herself by Elsa Lanchester( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Elsa Lančester

Elsa Lanchester actrice britannique

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

Ланчестер, Эльза

אלזה לנצ'סטר

السا لانچستر

엘자 랜체스터



The bishop's wifeThe Inspector GeneralBell, book and candleThe big clock