WorldCat Identities

Banks, Leslie 1890-1952

Works: 155 works in 826 publications in 6 languages and 8,772 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Television adaptations  Action and adventure films  Spy films 
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
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

160 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it's pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for such films as The 39 steps and The Lady Vanishes." -- Back of container
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

92 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,925 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 )

73 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 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 )

70 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 901 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 )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy virtue: A woman goes through a divorce and attempts to overcome the tarnished reputation that accompanies it
The Thames : a history from the air by Leslie Banks( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

36 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 158 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
Paul Robeson : pioneer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 135 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
Sanders of the river by Zoltan Korda( Visual )

32 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British commissioner tries to maintain order with the blacks in his territory. A moving story of cooperation and dignity with a great star as a native leader
Classic British thrillers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 120 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
Fire Over England by Xun Mei( Visual )

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

"The situation for England is perilous. Still reeling from its own Protestant-Catholic strife, England is a second-rate power under constant threat from Spain's mighty Armada. With unflinching resolve and magisterial bravery, Queen Elizabeth survives assassins and traitors to instill in her people the pride and courage necessary to defeat Spain and define the greatness of England"--Container
The Chronicle history of King Henry the Fift with his battell fought at Agincourt in France( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 66 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark journey: Set during World War I. Stockholm is infested with spies and counterspies. Among them is Madeleine, the owner of a famous dress shop. Her dedication to the French cause is tested when she is attracted to von Marwitz, a lady's man and head of the German Secret Service in Stockholm. Suspicion wars with love, leading up to conflicting loyalties and an action-packed climax
The most dangerous game ; And then there were none( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 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 )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 59 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
St. Martin's lane ; Wings of the morning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 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
El hombre que sabía demasiado = The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

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

"El hombre que sabía demasiado" Una familia pasa sus vacaciones en los Alpes suizos, donde conocen un simpático francés con el que entablan una buena amistad. Sus problemas comienzan cuando alguien dispara a su nuevo amigo, que antes de morir les cuenta de la existencia de un complot para asesinar a un embajador extranjero
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
Hitchcock favorites( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Juno and the paycock the head of a poor Irish family in the 1920s struggles to hold the family together during hard times. Meanwhile her husband does nothing but bring them disrepute. The tension builds to a tragic climax that is sure to leave you chilled to the bone
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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 small back room