WorldCat Identities

Lasky, Jesse L. 1880-1958

Overview
Works: 207 works in 498 publications in 2 languages and 11,267 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Silent films  Musical films  Bible films  Religious films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Attributed name, fmp, pmn, Lyricist, Host, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jesse L Lasky
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

29 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 1,566 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 )

18 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,063 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 )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,018 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
The Marx Brothers silver screen collection by Marx Brothers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horse feathers: Professor Quincy Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by George Melford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 662 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 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1924, neophyte filmmakers Cooper and Schoedsack hooked up with journalist and sometime spy Harrison and found excitement, danger and drama in the migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia. The semi-annual migration of over 50,000 people and half a million animals over torrential rivers and towering mountains to take the herds to pasture has rarely been witnessed
Applause by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in English and held by 276 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
Peter Pan by Browne( Visual )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 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
I blow my own horn by Jesse L Lasky( Book )

9 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

8 editions published between 1915 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 229 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 love parade( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying
Rhapsody in blue the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 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
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
Underworld by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and held by 190 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
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 162 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
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 149 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
Regeneration by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 149 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
The docks of New York by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engine stoker falls in love while on shore leave, and trouble follows him everywhere
 
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Sergeant York
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

Lasky, Jesse 1880-1958

Lasky, Jesse L 1880-1958

Τζέσι Λάσκι

Джессі Луїс Ласкі

Ласки, Джесси

ג'סי לסקי

جس ل. لسکی تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ジェシー・L・ラスキー

傑西·L·拉斯基

傑西·拉斯基

Languages
English (160)

French (1)

Covers
The ten commandments