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Lasky, Jesse L. 1880-1958

Works: 263 works in 594 publications in 4 languages and 11,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Musical films  Comedy films  Romance films  History 
Roles: Producer, Author, Attributed name, fmp, pmn, Lyricist, Host, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jesse L Lasky
Sergeant York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, farmboy Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed American hero, capturing 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne
Wings by William A Wellman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama based on the Biblical story of Moses, his leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and receiving the ten commandments from God. The story then shifts to the 20th century and becomes a morality drama about the importance of the ten commandments and God in modern life
The Marx Brothers silver screen collection : Duck soup. Horse feathers. Animal crackers. Monkey business. Cocoanuts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 740 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
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

34 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 650 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 Sheik ; Son of the Sheik( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
Grass : a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

10 editions published between 1925 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 330 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 )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 319 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 )

11 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in English and held by 270 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
Carmen by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

10 editions published between 1915 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Carmen] A beautiful gypsy girl uses her irresistible charms to seduce a faithful military guard so that a band of smugglers can penetrate his stronghold
The sheik by George Melford( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 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 )

11 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the rocks by Sam Wood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is tricked into an arranged marriage with an older millionaire by her female relatives, and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman as she honeymoons in the Alps and Paris. Discovering that his wife loves another, the husband rushes off to the Sahara. In 2003, Beyond the rocks was rediscovered at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, after being considered lost for decades. The nitrite print was virtually complete, and had Dutch intertitles. It was restored, a new score was composed and new English intertitles added, based on the original continuity script
Peter Pan by Herbert Brenon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 242 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 between 1929 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying
Joan the Woman by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In WWI an English officer is inspired to fulfill his mission when he finds the decayed sword of Joan of Arc who appears to him in a vision. The story goes back through her leadership of the French army and her burning at the stake
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 219 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 films' 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 Prod Co: Warner Bros( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin; his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
Underworld by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and held by 175 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 161 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
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Alternative Names
Jesse L. Lasky

Jesse L. Lasky Amerikaans filmproducent (1880-1958)

Jesse L. Lasky producteur de films américain

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

Jesse Louis Lasky American motion picture producer

Lasky, Jesse 1880-1958

Lasky, Jesse L 1880-1958

Lasky, Jesse Louis

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Джесси Л. Ласки

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Ласки, Джесси

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English (172)

French (2)

German (1)

Spanish (1)