WorldCat Identities

Lasky, Jesse L. 1880-1958

Works: 193 works in 429 publications in 3 languages and 10,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Historical films  Bible films  Religious films  History  Comedy films  Epic films  War films 
Roles: Producer, Author, fmp, Attributed name, pmn, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jesse L Lasky
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

28 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, a man from Tennessee is torn between his pacifist principles and his patriotic duty. He goes on to become the most famous hero of that war, Alvin C. York
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1923 version: This early silent Cecil B. DeMille production tells the story of how the Israelites left Egypt and acquired the Ten Commandments, as told in the context of a mother trying to bring up her children to believe in God
Wings by William A Wellman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind
The Marx Brothers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monkey business: While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters
The Sheik Son of the Sheik by George Fitzmaurice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of the Sheik: Valentino plays a dual role of father and son in this story of the young Ahmed, who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl, but is then captured and tortured by renegades
Grass a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains, through snow and ice, to reach pasture for their flocks. These three people were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes
Blood & sand by Fred Niblo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan (Rudolph Valentino), the son of a poor widow in Seville, goes against his mother's wishes and pursues a career as a matador. He rapidly gains national prominence, marries his childhood sweetheart Carmen and begins bullfighting in the finest venues. Juan's increased popularity brings him to the attention of the Marquis' daughter Dona Sol, and he falls in love with her. A bullfighting accident causes him to return home to recuperate under the tender care of his loving wife. When Juan is recovered and returns to the ring for the first time after his accident, a momentary distraction may spell ruin for the handsome matador
Applause by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

8 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backstage musical that tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps
The sheik( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sheik: Lady Diana Mayo is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there ; The son of the sheik: The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl and they fall in love and ride off into the sunset together
I blow my own horn by Jesse L Lasky( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Pan by Herbert Brenon( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell, a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians"--Container
The love parade( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores."--Container
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin by Irving Rapper( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
The docks of New York by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance-hall girl
Underworld( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops
Without reservations by Claudette Colbert( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An author is looking for a man to play the leading role in the film version of her book when she meets returning World War II soldiers on a train, and she is determined to turn one of them into the needed actor
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall
Regeneration by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1st work] Regeneration follows the rise of a child of the slums from impoverished orphan at age ten to successful Bowery hoodlum at twenty-five. On the vice-ridden streets of New York, however, he rediscovers his forgotten innocence through the encouragement of Mamie Rose, the proprietress of a downtown mission, but must resist the influences of his colleagues to whom he is bound by criminal codes of honor. [2nd work] A shopgirl reads a romance serial about a young man masquerading as a duke and decides to use her savings to spend a week pretending to be wealthy
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
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Sergeant York
Alternative Names
Jesse L. Lasky Amerikaans filmproducent (1880-1958)

Jesse L. Lasky producteur de films américaine

Jesse L. Lasky productor de cine estadounidense

Jesse L. Lasky produttore cinematografico statunitense

Jesse L. Lasky US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Jesse Lasky

Lasky, Jesse 1880-1958

Lasky, Jesse L 1880-1958

Τζέσι Λάσκι

Джессі Луїс Ласкі

Ласки, Джесси

ג'סי לסקי

جس ل. لسکی تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

English (146)

Spanish (5)

French (1)

The ten commandments