WorldCat Identities

Leigh, Janet

Works: 317 works in 1,241 publications in 13 languages and 26,251 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Conspiracy films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Musical films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Commentator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Leigh
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

256 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgruntled Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. When Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer, she decides to take the money and leave town. When a tired Marion is caught in a storm, she pulls off the main highway and checks into the Bates Motel. The manager of Bates Motel is a quiet young man named Norman Bates, who seems to be dominated by his mother
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

82 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis- induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs. Returned to the United States as war heroes, one of them is used by his mother to promote her Joseph McCarthy-like husband's political career
Touch of Evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

141 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Visual )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows
The Naked Spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )

38 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three,' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas." -- Container
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
Harper by Jack Smight( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and French and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire
House of destiny by Janet Leigh( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bellboy rises to become a famous Hollywood producer. While working in a resort, the bellboy, Jude Abavas, meets an actor who hires him as a personal assistant. The job is Jude's first step to fame, but brings drama when the actor steals his woman
The dream factory by Janet Leigh( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eve Handel, one of the few women in Hollywood with the power to make or break a star, is hospitalized due to a life-threatening illness, those closest to her become concerned for their reputations, because Eve's journal full of dark secrets is missing
Scaramouche by Rex Ingram( Visual )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguised as a stage clown, Andre Moreau perfects his skill as a swordsman in order to strike a blow for the French Revolution
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
My sister Eileen by Richard Quine( Visual )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Ohio girls move to New York City to seek their fortunes: Eileen as an actress, her sister as a writer. Their apartment is a magnet for an assortment of zany characters, winding up with unwanted South American sailors who form a conga line
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Recording )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Charles Strouse; produced and adapted by Irwin L. Fisch. Lyrics by Lee Adams; book by Michael Stewart. Hallmark Entertainment. Starring Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Tyne Daly
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
Angels in the outfield by Walt Disney( Visual )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels join the Pittsburgh Pirates on the field for a wild race to the world series
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
Act of violence Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 283 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
Psycho : behind the scenes of the classic thriller by Janet Leigh( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innovative cinematography, the unsettling musical score, and the most famous twenty-five seconds in motion picture history - the stabbing scene in the shower at the Bates Motel - have established Psycho as an enduring classic that forever links Oscar-nominated Janet Leigh to her role as Marion Crane and Anthony Perkins to his as Norman Bates. Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller is a paean to a remarkable team of professionals. By putting Janet Leigh's memories and Christopher Nickens's insights to paper and interviewing key players, the authors have given us a rich and personal look at a film like no other before it
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The Manchurian candidateTouch of EvilBye bye BirdieThe Naked SpurHouse of destinyThe dream factoryThe fogMy sister Eileen