WorldCat Identities

Banks, Leslie 1890-1952

Works: 201 works in 831 publications in 5 languages and 8,866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  War films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Filmed plays 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Leslie Banks
Most widely held works by Leslie Banks
Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

203 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an Englishman touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London when a murdered British agent whispers a secret to him before dying
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

64 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere
The most dangerous game by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

57 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A madman on his island fortress, tired of pursuing game, becomes obsessed with the idea of hunting the most dangerous game of all-- man
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II government munitions expert, in constant pain from a crippling bomb injury, is frustrated by his infirmity and mindless government bureaucracy that prevents him from recovering and disposing of deadly enemy booby traps that are killing children
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 steps: Character Richard Hanney stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
The Thames : a history from the air by Leslie Banks( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

34 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village. The Germans are given away by their habit of drawing a line thru their 7's
Paul Robeson : pioneer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanders of the river: Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro-British river people in this tale of adventure in Nigeria. Jericho: An African American soldier flees to the African desert during WWI after he accidentally causes the death of his sergeant and is sentenced to death for murder. True pioneer: In 1928, Paul Robeson moved to London and during the next twelve years, made six feature films. Paul Robeson Jr. and British film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne review Robeson's pioneering work in British cinema
Classic British thrillers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The upturned glass: Married Dr. Michael Joyce falls in love with the mother of a young patient, whose husband is working abroad. They have agreed to end the affair when he is stunned to hear of her death in a mysterious fall
Sanders of the river by Zoltan Korda( Visual )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro-British river people in this tale of adventure in West Africa
The most dangerous game( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most dangerous game follows big game hunter, Bob Rainsford, (Joel McCrea), as he becomes quarry for another, the opulently deranged Count Zaroff, (floridly played by Leslie Banks). The strong story and theme, excellent production values, vigorous action and fast pacing make The most dangerous game an exciting and more than satisfying entertainment after eighty years. Both picture and sound are scrupulously restored in high definition from the original 35mm studio fine grain master positive. The most dangerous game is a superb, pre-Code action-adventure film. Based upon a famous short story by Richard Connell, it represents one of high ponts in the careers of filmmaking team Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Utilizing some of the amazing sets made for their most famous colaboration,King Kong, the film is sometimes thought of as a place-holder to keep key cast and crew available during Kong's lengthy animation schedule. This included actors Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson and Steve Clemento, as well as editor Archie Marshek, composer Max Steiner, sound effects expert Murray Spivak, illustrators Mario Larrinaga and Byron Crabbe, and optical effects wizards Vernon Walker and Linwood Dunn
Fire Over England by Xun Mei( Visual )

13 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I and her navy overcome the Spanish Armada
The Chronicle history of King Henry the Fift with his battell fought at Agincourt in France( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play is presented as a performance at the Globe Theater in 1600. The scene becomes progressively more realistic for the Battle of Agincourt, but once again reverts to the Globe for the conclusion
The Vivien Leigh anniversary collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire over England: Elizabeth I and her navy overcome the Spanish Armada with the support of an Englishman whose father was killed by the Inquisition
The most dangerous game ; And then there were none( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And then there were none: The scene of the crime, in this Agatha Christie masterpiece, is a deserted island, in a creepy mansion. The ten guests are invited for the weekend and the host revels that all of the guests are murders. One by one the guests are murdered and as the movie progresses you will find yourself trying to figure out the diabolical plot
Cottage to let by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military scientist. For a start, the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot. Several of the people staying at the cottage are actually spies who plan to kidnap the scientist
El hombre que sabía demasiado The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La burla del diablo" Cuatro estafadores recalan en un pequeño puerto Italiano junto al norteamericano Billy y su esposa Maria, que les sirven de tapadera. Mientras esperan la reparación del barco, en el que ván a viajar a Africa, le aclaran a Billy el verdadero motivo de éste viaje, adquirir unas tierras en las que hay depósitos de uranio. Durante la estancia en el pueblecito Italiano, Billy y María, conocen a Gwendolen y a su marido Harry. Ciertos comentarios de Gwendolen sobre unos yacimientos de uranio, hacen sospechar a los aventureros que su proyecto corre peligro
St. Martin's lane ; Wings of the morning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of the morning: A beautiful young Romany girl becomes enamored with a Canadian horse trainer and joins forces with him to enter the Epsom Downs Derby with a Gypsy horse named Wings. The first British feature shot in Technicolor
Alfred Hitchcock, Thirty nine steps & the man who knew too much( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic movies filmed in the 1930s, part of a famous British thriller series directed by Alfred Hitchcock
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The small back room
Alternative Names
Banks, Leslie James 1890-1952

Leslie Banks acteur britannique

Leslie Banks attore cinematografico britannico

Leslie Banks britischer Schauspieler

Leslie Banks britisk skodespelar

Leslie Banks britisk skuespiller

Leslie Banks Brits acteur (1890-1952)

Leslie Banks brittisk skådespelare

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The most dangerous gameThe small back room