WorldCat Identities

Struss, Karl 1886-1981

Overview
Works: 175 works in 345 publications in 7 languages and 5,140 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Religious films  Film adaptations  Epic films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Horror films  Mad scientist films  Comedy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

23 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays dual roles in what was his first dialogue film: a burlesque of Hitler alias Adenoid Hynkel, and a Jewish barber who returns an amnesiac many years after an accident in World War I, unaware of the rise of Nazism. The delusions of the dictator contrasts with the earthy pragmatism of the barber (shades of the tramp). The parody of Hitler draws not only on Chaplin's genius for mime but also on his vocal resources. Chaplin's most experimental work was politically audacious at the time. At best it received a mixed reception in an America in the grip of isolationism but was enthusiastically received in blitzed London. The amalgam of hilarity and horror links two very dissimilar films - Modern Times and Monsieur Verdoux. The explicit and impassioned final speech carries a suggestion of unintended irony -while its sentiments are diametrically opposed, the rhetoric and manner of delivery are not far removed from Hitler's
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1924 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'odissea dell'ebreo Ben Hur: imprigionato sulle galee romane, liberato dopo aver salvato la vita al comandante Arrio, spinto dallo sceicco Ilderim a sfidare alla corsa delle bighe il suo nemico Messala e finalmente tornato in Terra Santa, dove diventa cristiano e ritrova l'amata Esther. (Mereghetti)
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( Visual )

13 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive country man falls for a cold-blooded city woman who persuades him to drown his wife in order to be with her
Island of lost souls( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
Five American cinematographers : interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn, and William H. Clothier by Scott Eyman( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

10 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/director's most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

2 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
Four frightened people by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four castaways embark on a journey beyond their wildest dreams in this glorious romantic adventure. When deadly bubonic plague breaks out on a coastal steamer, four passengers steal a lifeboat and set out on a mission of survival. They land on a remote Malayan island and soon shed all trappings of their former selves. But when the native guide is suddenly murdered, they find themselves at the mercy of hostile islanders and must use their newfound survival skills if they are going to escape a terrible fate
Coquette a drama of the American south( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma Besant, daughter of a Southern doctor, is an incorrigible flirt and has many boys on her string. She begins to favor Michael Jeffrey, who, shiftless and hot-tempered but fundamentally honorable, is warned off by her father. When Michael returns after a long absence, the pair are innocently compromised, and Dr. Besant's old-South paternal rage brings tragedy
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shakespeare's classic farce about a wealthy merchant of Padua who announces he will not allow the marriage of his youngest daughter, Bianca, until her sister Katherine is wed even though the latter is shunned by all because of her shrewish behavior. Petrucio (Douglas Fairbanks) steps in to tame the shrew but can he?"--Container
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor experiments in order to turn himself into a fiend
Der groe Diktator( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin als unbedarfter, jüdischer Friseur wird mit dem Diktator äHynkelä - einer grotesk verzerrten Karikatur Hitlers - verwechselt
Limelight Les feux de la rampe by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En rentrant un soir chez lui, l'ancien artiste de music-hall Calvero découvre sa jeune voisine danseuse à demi-morte. Déçue par la vie, Terry a tenté de mettre fin à ses jours. Une amitié se noue alors entre les deux artistes. Calvero, hanté la nuit par des rêves de gloire passée, prend Terry sous son aile, la soigne et l'encourage à reprendre la danse...porté par des dialogues et par des scènes de spectacles magiques, Chaplin signe une oeuvre bouleversante. Le duo Charles Chaplin avec l'autre monstre sacré du muet, Buster Keaton est fascinant
Sunrise a song of two humans = L'aurore by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belle of the nineties by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger Kid is an up-and-coming boxer who's concentrating on the wrong kind of "knockout" - the electrifying Ruby Carter (West). When Tiger's manager tricks Ruby into leaving town, she travels to New Orleans to headline with Duke Ellington and his orchestra at Ace Lamont's Sensation House. But Ace has eyes for Ruby's diamonds and plots a robbery. As always, Mae outsmarts her adversaries and proves she has no intention of losing her jewels, or her man
Sparrows by William Beaudine( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gothic suspense drama based on 1920's newspaper reports of the events portrayed. In the backwoods, the operation of a baby-farm, where unwanted or lost children are held, is hidden deep in the Southern swamps. When the police close in to rescue a kidnapped two-year-old, the eldest of the children, Mollie, attemps to lead them to safety
El Gran dictador by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estados Unidos no había entrado todavía en la II Guerra Mundial, cuando Chaplin dirigió "El gran dictador", interpretando un doble papel como el dictador Hynkel y un humilde barbero judío que ignora que otra persona físicamente igual se ha eregido dictador del país
The taming of the shrew( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming of the shrew: Set in Padua, Italy, the story is a battle of the sexes between Katherine, a beautiful but headstrong woman, and Petruchio, a young man who has arrived with the intention of finding a wife. Kate's father will not allow his younger, more agreeable daughter Bianca to marry until his older daughter is wed, and Petruchio is convinced to try taming the shrew
 
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Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
Karl Struss

Karl Struss direttore della fotografia e fotografo statunitense

Karl Struss US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Kameramann

Strauss, Karl

Struss, Karl F.

Struss, Karl Fischer

Καρλ Στρους Αμερικανός φωτογράφος και κινηματογραφιστής

Карл Страсс

Карл Щрус американски кинематограф

Страсс, Карл

کارل استراس

カール・ストラス

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Coquette a drama of the American south