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Delon, Alain 1935-

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Il gattopardo The leopard by Luchino Visconti( Visual )
37 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Sicily in the 1800s, this film depicts Prince Salina, a great landowner, who watches the decrease of the aristocracy's power and influence during the 'Il Risorgimento', the unification of Italy under the royal House of Savoy. The upper class tries to ignore the nationalist movements, while the prince's rebellious nephew joins Giuseppe Garibaldi's revolutionaries
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )
50 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Plein soleil by René Clément( Visual )
40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A suspenseful thriller about a handsome, wealthy bachelor with a sexy girlfriend and all the finest things money can buy--and an envious friend who schemes to murder him and assume his identity
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )
41 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monica Vitti stars as Victoria, a young Roman woman just emerging from a stifling relationship with Riccardo, an aloof intellectual (Francisco Rabal). Vittoria meets Piero (Alain Delon), an arrogant young stockbroker with whom she begins a passionate affair. But there are still emotional ties between Vittoria and Riccardo
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )
52 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being persued by a police superintendent
Rocco e i suoi fratelli by Luchino Visconti( Visual )
40 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world."--Container
Mr. Klein by Joseph Losey( Visual )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intriguing story of one man in search of another who shares his name - a man who has stolen his identity. Eventually Klein's search for the imposter becomes a trap into which he falls
Is Paris burning? by René Clément( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the Nazis march through Europe in 1944, the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. Hitler sends a top general to determine if the city can be held. If not, Paris will be burned
Zorro ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alain Delon plays the masked hero who saves the oppressed people of a small Mexican province from the evil Colonel Huerta
Un amour de Swann Swann in love ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in French and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A wealthy gentleman who thrives in the finest circles of high society risks everything for his erotic obsession with a voluptuous, promiscuous courtesan."--External container
The yellow Rolls-Royce by Anthony Asquith( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passion, intrigue, adventure, love-- everything happens in the yellow Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile that ties together three stories as it passes from owner to owner. In the first, an aristocrat with a penchant for the racetrack discovers his wife has a penchant for backseat amour. Then a moll takes a spin down lover's lane in the Rolls while her mobster boyfriend is busy rubbing out the competition. Finally, an imperious widow purchases the car and drives straight into danger as she helps an anti-fascist escape the Nazis
Spirits of the dead ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metzengerstein is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelgänger in a duel. Toby Dammit is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed
Un flic by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )
22 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Involves the efforts of a detective (Delon) to catch a team responsible for a lethal bank robbery, to foil a drug smuggling operation, and hold on to his mistress (Deneuve), whom he shares with a nightclub owner (Crenna), his friend and a prime suspect in the robbery"--Wikipedia
The leopard Il gattopardo ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the years of Italy's Risorgimento when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy
L'eclisse The eclipse ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vittoria, a translator, breaks off one affair to drift into another affair with her mother's stockbroker
Un flic Dirty money by Alain Delon( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
Les félins Joy house ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conman finds himself on the run from the mob after seducing the wife of an American gangster. He hides away as the chauffeur of a beautiful widow and her young cousin, hopelessly entangled in a triangle of love and deception
Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and his brothers ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocco chronicles the tensions within a southern family - a mother and her five sons - who have moved to a northern Italian city. The drama unfolds in a series of episodes merging into each other in which each of the five sons moves in turn to occupy the centre of the stage. Nowell-Smith suggests that each brother, in a sense, represents a certain kind of solution to the problems faced by a southern immigrant family in this historical moment (the 1950s in Milan) yet they are not typical
Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti( Visual )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical drama set in 1860 about a Sicilian prince who recognizes the crumbling of the aristocracy and meets the changing scene and the rise of the middle class with pride
Scorpio by Michael Winner( Visual )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the heyday of the Cold War an aging C.I.A. agent suspected of selling secrets to the Russians becomes the target of a C.I.A.-hired assassin, code named Scorpio. The two men follow each other in a deadly duel that takes both of them half way around the globe
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Delon, Alain
French (213)
Italian (157)
English (73)
German (32)
Spanish (8)
Multiple languages (5)
Russian (2)