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Rains, Claude 1889-1967

Works: 413 works in 1,682 publications in 9 languages and 34,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Biographical films  Historical films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Proofreader, Contributor, Costume designer, Author, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claude Rains
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

89 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

142 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

111 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

61 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

56 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

84 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder
The wolf man by George Waggner( Visual )

59 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Talbot returns to his father's castle in Wales. He is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

44 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don José Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
Phantom of the Opera by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

49 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantom Of The Opera (1943), one of the most popular stories of all time, stars Claude Rains in Gaston Leroux's legendary horror tale. Bonus feature, The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked
Mr. Skeffington by Vincent Sherman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
Alfred Hitchcock presents by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural
Here comes Mr. Jordan by Alexander Hall( Visual )

18 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is a boxer who is headed for a championship fight when he is killed in a plane crash. Unfortunately for Joe, he was not supposed to die in the crash, but was instead brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel. It is now up to Mr. Jordan, the angel's boss, to find Joe a new body and give him another chance to fight for the title. Joe meets an idealistic young woman to whom he is immediately smitten, and she gives him a reason to live beyond prize fighting
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Visual )

21 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prince and a poor boy exchange places with each other and encounter difficulties as a result of mistaken identity
The wolf man the legacy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werewolf of London: While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal
Kings Row( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Parris Mitchell, an aspiring doctor, loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiancee. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Parris, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

41 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience a lavish epic about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt
Angel on my shoulder by Archie L Mayo( Visual )

53 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murdered gangster forms a pact with the devil in exchange for a temporary return to earth. A classic conflict of good, evil and love
Alfred Hitchcock presents by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, always started out his show with the line 'Good Evening.' Loaded with twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night, view this storyteller's classic tales with some of the biggest names in showbiz
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Claude Rains acteur britannique

Claude Rains attore britannico

Claude Rains Brits filmacteur (1889-1967)

Claude Rains englisch-US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Rains, William Claude.

Rains, William Claude 1889-1967

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Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonAlfred Hitchcock's NotoriousCasablancaThe adventures of Robin HoodNow, voyagerThe invisible man the legacy collectionThe wolf manThe Sea Hawk