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Lanchester, Elsa 1902-1986

Works: 273 works in 835 publications in 5 languages and 19,483 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Animated films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Vocalist, Singer, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elsa Lanchester
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Most widely held works by Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins by Robert Stevenson( Visual )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,715 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 )

67 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion
The bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's neglected wife becomes infatuated with him
Frankenstein : the legacy collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and creates 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 extract 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 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt mid-nineteenth century Russian village wrongly suspects the assistant of a medicine-show operator of being Napoleon's omnipotent Inspector General in disguise
Bell, book and candle by Richard Quine( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 892 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!( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
Lassie come home by Fred M. 1905-1964 Wilcox( Visual )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and held by 681 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 )

46 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 499 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 [Regie] Korda( Visual )

40 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in English and held by 462 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 )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 416 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
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 310 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
Les Misérables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 286 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
The flood : a biblical allegory based on Noah and the ark ; Mass by Igor Stravinsky( )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiral staircase by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 281 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 274 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 254 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 220 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
Act of violence ; Mystery street( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bride of Frankenstein
Witness for the prosecutionThe bishop's wifeThe Inspector GeneralBell, book and candleLassie come homeThe big clock
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

إلسا لانشيستر

السا لانچستر

السا لنچستر

엘자 랜체스터



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