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Luciano, Michael

Overview
Works: 36 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 4,631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Disaster films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film remakes 
Roles: Editor, Film editor, edm
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Luciano
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo plane on a routine flight suddenly hits a high-turbulence storm, forcing a crash landing hundreds of miles off course in the barren Gobi desert. Among the survivors, one eccentric passenger leads the crew to build a new plane - against all odds, against all hope, and sometimes - against each other
Hush ... hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin (Olivia de Havilland) comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
Stripes by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Winger loses his apartment, girlfriend and job all in one day, he does what any red-blooded American would do: he joins the army and nearly starts WWIII
What ever happened to Baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and German and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920's, 6-year-old Baby Jane Hudson becomes an enormously successful child star in vaudeville while her older sister, Blanche, is forced to remain quietly in the background. As the two reach maturity, however, Jane loses both her appeal and her talent, and Blanche develops into a beautiful and renowned film actress. Then, at the height of her career, Blanche is crippled in an automobile accident for which the alcoholic Jane is held responsible. As the years pass, the two sisters become virtual recluses in an old mansion, where the slatternly and guilt-ridden Jane cares for the helpless Blanche. When she learns Blanche is planning to sell the house and perhaps place her in a home, Jane plots a diabolical revenge. She serves her sister trays of dead rats and parakeets, tears out her phone, and keeps her a prisoner in her bedroom. She even resorts to killing their black maid, Elvira, with a hammer when the woman becomes suspicious and threatens to go to the police. Jane is also planning to make a comeback and has hired the obese pianist Edwin Flagg to accompany her. But when Edwin discovers Blanche gagged and bound to her bed, he runs hysterically from the house. Realizing he will go to the police, Jane drags Blanche into a car and drives to a nearby beach. There Blanche confesses that she had arranged the automobile accident and had intended to kill her sister to avenge herself for the years of humiliation she had spent in the shadow of Baby Jane. As the police arrive upon the scene, the now totally deranged Jane goes into her song-and-dance routine of long ago"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
Kiss me deadly( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers' car topples off a cliff and he is thrown clear. Seeking vengeance, Hammer tries to discover the secret behind the girl's murder
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in the Philippines
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's tv programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory tv producer"--IMDb
The big knife by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hollywood superstar Charlie Castle has it all ... except a way out. When he tries to leave show business, his tyrannical studio boss Stanley Hoff blackmails him with a lethal, covered-up secret that could land him in jail. A loose-lipped starlet also knows too much, and when she starts talking, Hoff plans murder."--Container
Twilight's last gleaming by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former United States Air Force general and three other convicts escape from a military prison. The four men take over a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage, threatening to launch the base's missiles if they don't receive ten million dollars and if the president fails to release a top-secret document on the Vietnam War
The dirty dozen by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few months before D-Day, Major Reisman, a U.S. Army officer stationed in England, is given the task of training 12 convicted GI's, murderers, rapists, thieves, for the suicidal mission of parachuting into Nazi-occupied France and blowing up a chateau housing top-ranking German officers. Although the 12 men agree to undertake the assignment in the hope of being granted pardons, their initial reaction to Reisman is one of indifference and contempt. But with Sergeant Bowren's aid, Reisman goads, browbeats, and drives the men until he earns a small measure of respect from each of them. And by standing up for his squad against the opposition of two superior officers, Colonel Breed and General Denton, Reisman eventually succeeds in forging his band of misfits into a fighting unit. To prove the worth of 'the Dirty Dozen, ' a nickname the men acquired when they were deprived of soap and water, Reisman gains permission from General Worden to allow the men to participate in war game maneuvers. After making a fool of the pompous Colonel Breed by capturing his entire staff, the men are given the go-ahead for the dangerous mission. Once parachuted into France, they make their way to the chateau and, by various ruses and surprise attacks, gain entry. Everything goes as planned until one of the Dozen, a Bible-spouting sex degenerate, Archer Maggott, goes berserk and betrays his colleagues. He is shot down, however, as the chateau is turned into a battleground of rapid machine-gun fire and exploding grenades. The savage in-fighting ends only when gasoline-soaked grenades are thrown down ventilator shafts, blowing the chateau to bits. Only three of the 12 men, Wladislaw, Posey, and Sawyer, are still alive when it is over. Both Reisman and Sergeant Bowren are present when General Worden reveals that the ex-criminals who gave their lives are now listed as soldiers who died honorably in the line of duty"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Hammer, a private detective in Los Angeles, gives a ride to a half-naked girl, who is abruptly killed by thugs, and after almost being killed himself, Mike tries to solve the murder
The wonderful country by Robert Parrish( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Mexico and Texas. Set just following the Civil War. Story "concerns an American, portrayed by Mitchum, who has practically grown up in Mexico, whence he fled as a boy after killing his father's murderer. Now a gunman for a Mexican overlord (portrayed by Pedro Armendáriz), he re-crosses the border to buy contraband guns, but is delayed in a Texas border town when he breaks his leg. More Mexican than American, he refuses information to the U.S. Army in combatting the Apaches who are protected by the overlord. But his hostile feelings against "gringos" ... are melted somewhat by a friend doctor (Charles McGraw), a naive immigrant (Mac Slaten), an amiable Texas Ranger (Albert Dekker) and a hot-eyed housewife (Miss London)"--Variety review, Sept. 30, 1959
Treasures of black cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up in the air. "A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson, is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police."--Imdb.com
H.G. Wells' Empire of the ants( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a remote island, ants, transformed by radioactive waste, attack and eat vacationers
The Donna Reed show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally airing on ABC-TV from 1958-1966, THE DONNA REED SHOW became one of the most popular family situation comedy series in television history during its eight season run
The last sunset by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the Wild West with a haunted sheriff (Rock Hudson) as he joins an outlaw (Kirk Douglas) in a treacherous cattle drive and finds his heart captive to the wanted man's former lover
The Donna Reed show( Visual )

2 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally airing on ABC-TV from 1958-1966, THE DONNA REED SHOW became one of the most popular family situation comedy series in television history during its eight season run
Emperor of the North by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary depression-era hobo and his young accomplice battle a sadistic railroad worker in a determined bid to hitch a ride
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former pro football quarterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards
Vol de Phoenix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their cargo plane crashes in the Sahara Desert, the only hope for a crew of oilmen and military personnel is to try to rebuild the craft before they all perish from heat and deprivation
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Luciano Amerikaans filmeditor (1909-1992)

Michael Luciano monteur américain

Michael Luciano US-amerikanischer Filmeditor

Майкл Лучиано

מייקל לוסיאנו

マイケル・ルチアーノ

Languages
English (57)

French (2)

German (1)

Covers
H.G. Wells' Empire of the ants