WorldCat Identities

Shamroy, Leon 1901-1974

Overview
Works: 240 works in 547 publications in 8 languages and 16,569 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Historical films  History  Romance films  War films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Videographer , Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leon Shamroy
Planet of the apes by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall)."--Back of container
Twelve O'clock High by Henry King( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This gritty World War II action drama starring Gregory Peck, Oscar-winner Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merril and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an Air Force commander is at the breaking point, Brigadier General Frank Savage (Peck) takes over his struggling bomber group. At first resentful and rebellious, the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. But the stress of command soon takes its toll and the weary general reaches his own breaking point."--Page 4 of cover
South Pacific by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of sailors put on a musical during the war in the South Pacific. Bonus features include commentary, sing-along subtitles, documentaries, vintage stage excerpts and screen tests
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history."--Container
Desk set( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius
Cheaper by the dozen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 20th century, this classic family comedy follows the efforts of a husband and wife as they try to maintain control in a home with 12 children
Stormy weather by Andrew Stone( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down
There's no business like show business by Walter Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly and Terry Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy and tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers
Love is a many-splendored thing( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
Cleopatra by Joseph Leo Mankiewicz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this epic-spectacle; its opulence and sweeping grandeur have never been more glorious. Elizabeth Taylor stars as Cleopatra, the glamorous and cunning queen of Egypt. To secure her hold on power, she seduces the rulers of Rome, only to meet her match in Marc Antony, played by Richard Burton. Their passionate romance could decide the fate of the world's greatest empires
The black swan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate Morgan is pardoned and made the new governor of Jamaica on one condition - he must stop his fellow pirates from doing their criminal actions
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the sauve Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth
The agony and the ecstasy by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by the artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie
Ernest Hemingway's The snows of Kilimanjaro by Jin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibly the most successful attempt to bring Hemingway to the screen, this classic revolves around a writer who has lost his intellectual and emotional bearings, combining many Hemingway tales to make its point. As the film opens, Peck is shown half dead on a cot in an African campsite, his leg infected. Although he has seen fame in his lifetime, he feels he no longer has anything to live for. As he slips in and out of consciousness with his wife (Susan Hayward) at his side, he looks back at his colourful life., seeing himself as a teenager in the Midwest, as a young writer living in Paris who falls in love with Cynthia (Ava Gardiner), and travelling around Africa. Eventually he comes to terms with his haunting past and realises the depth of his love for his wife
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Alfred L Werker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who believes he has been reincarnated goes to a small New England town to find the secrets of his past life
Down Argentine way by Irving Cummings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bénéficiant des faveurs de l'empereur Tibère, dont il aime la pupille Diana, le tribun Marcellus est en revanche vu d'un mauvais oeil par le prince régent Caligula. Estimant avoir été offensé lors d'une vente d'esclaves, ce dernier l'envoie en Palestine. Marcellus y assiste à la crucifixion du Christ et, en jouant aux dés, gagne sa tunique. Revenu à Capri, il s'initie au christianisme grâce à Justus et Miriam. Or entre-temps, Tibère est mort et Caligula, devenu empereur, se met à persécuter les chrétiens..." (Source : allocine.fr)
Roxie Hart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life
Planet of the apes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist
 
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Leon Shamroy Amerikaans director of photography (1901-1974)

Leon Shamroy caméraman américain

Leon Shamroy direttore della fotografia statunitense

Leon Shamroy direutor de fotografía estauxunidense (1901–1974)

Leon Shamroy US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Shamroy, Leo, 1901-1974

Shamroy, Leon

Shamroy, Leonard 1901-1974

Λέον Σαμρόι

Леон Шамрой

Шамрой, Леон

Լեոն Շամրոյ

לאון שמרוי

لئون شامروی

レオン・シャムロイ

利昂·沙姆洛伊

里昂·夏罗伊

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