WorldCat Identities

Lesser, Sol 1890-1980

Works: 136 works in 344 publications in 4 languages and 2,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television plays, American  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Musical films  Internet videos  Educational films  Television adaptations  History  Domestic drama 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sol Lesser
Our town by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of life, love and death in a New England town at the turn of the century
Stage Door Canteen by Frank Borzage( Visual )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typical afternoon's entertainment for the men in uniform at the Stage Door Canteen in New York during World War II
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beasts roar, danger abounds and Johnny Weissmuller swoops into the last 6 of his 12 adventures as film's definitive Tarzan. The vine swinger provides World War II heroics in Tarzan triumphs and Tarzan's desert mystery. Next, he welcomes Jane (Brenda Joyce) home and champions a secluded female tribe in Tarzan and the Amazons. A deadly cult proves no match for the jungle lord in Tarzan and the leopard woman. And the Ape Man calls in elephants to deal with poachers in Tarzan and the huntress and rescues a pearl-diving community in Tarzan and the mermaids"--Container
The red house by Delmer Daves( Visual )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farmer tries to keep the curious away from a sinister decaying old house deep in the woods. Ignoring warnings that the house is haunted, two teens begin exploring the house and discover many of its dark secrets
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains four Tarzan films, featuring Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan and Maureen O'Sullivan (disc 1) and Brenda Joyce (disc 2) as Jane
The dude ranger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Easterner who inherits a ranch plagued by cattle rustling goes undercover to try to discover who is stealing his cattle. In the process, he meets and begins to fall in love with the ranch foreman's daughter
Tarzan's revenge by D. Ross Lederman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarzan's Revenge" : During a safari in which she's accompanied by her less-than-manly fiancé, the beautiful Eleanor comes under the lascivious scrutiny of Ben Alleu Bey, the dastardly villain and master of a hundred-woman harem. Thrown into the mix is the mighty Tarzan, who has his own designs on the innocent Eleanor, and soon teaches Ben Alleu Bey that there is no fury greater than an ape man scorned. Starring Glenn Morris and Eleanor Holm. Co-starring George Barbier and Hedda Hopper. Produced by Sol Lesser. Written by Robert Lee Johnson and Jay Vann. Based on "Tarzan" created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by D. Ross Ledermann. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1938
Tarzan the fearless by Robert Hill( Visual )

13 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 part Series made into a feature: Tarzan rescues a girl and her anthropologist father from the hands of the people of Zar
Oliver Twist, 1922( Visual )

3 editions published between 1922 and 1995 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by Frank Lloyd and adapted from a novel by Charles Dickens, is about an orphan surviving on the streets of London. The main strength of this second screen adaptation of Dickens' classic is in the performances. Although a little young for Oliver (he was not yet 6 years old) this film and The Kid are Jackie Coogan's most important screen appearances. Lon Chaney won praise from the critics for his relatively restrained but effective portrayal of Fagin
Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan and the she-devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His home-sweet-jungle-home is a smoldering ruin, Jane is missing and presumed dead, and a distraught Tarzan, overwhelmed and powerless, is ultimately taken captive. Ungawa!
Tarzan and the slave girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribe of lion-worshippers called the Lionians seek to repopulate its numbers by kidnapping women as slave-brides. Among those kidnapped: Tarzan's Jane!
The return of Chandu( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Followers of the black magic Cult of Ubasti kidnap and plan to sacrifice the beautiful princess Nadji so they may conquer the world. The magician Chandu and Betty and Bob (his neice and nephew) follow to the magic island of Lemuria to battle the evil priests of Ubasti
Tarzan's peril( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of gunrunners in the jungle can mean only one thing for Tarzan: trouble, and plenty of it! Armed with rifles acquired in exchange for gems, the warlike Yorongan people overwhelm the proud, peaceful Ashuba tribe and its beloved queen
Tarzan's magic fountain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty years ago, an aviatrix went missing in the African jungle. Now she has emerged, her beauty untouched by time. Tarzan knows her secret. She has sipped from the Fountain of Youth. And he knows that greedy outsiders will exploit the fountain - unless he can keep them from discovering it."--Container
Tarzan's savage fury( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A safari headed by a relative of Tarzan comes to the jungle in search of the ape man. Actually diamond thieves, they trick Tarzan into being their guide
Zane Grey's "Roll along cowboy"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vintage sagebrush saga about a cowboy caught-up by love and his efforts to save his lady friend's family ranch
Tarzan Tarzan the fearless, Tarzan and the trappers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan the fearless: Mary Brooks' father, who has been studying ancient tribes, falls into the hands of "the people of Zar, god of the Emerald Fingers." Tarzan helps Mary locate her father, rescues everyone from the High Priest of Zar, and takes Mary to his cave
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After developing a case of hiccups, a married woman visits a psychiatrist to help her with the problem. The psychiatrist believes the hiccups are caused by marital problems which are believed to be a result of his inattentiveness. A chance encounter with another of the psychiatrist's patients springs thoughts in the housewife of leaving her husband, in spite of the fact that they both still love each other. The husband comes up with a unique solution that leads to some comic results
Tarzan the fearless Tarzan and the trappers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tarzan the fearless, Tarzan helps a young woman search for her father
Tarzan's hidden jungle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posing as a film crew, a team of illegal hunters enter the teeming animal sanctuary of the Sukulu tribe. Their plan: drive the elephants, rhinos and lions out of the sacred land and slaughter them for their hides
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.17 for Zane Grey' ... to 1.00 for Walter F. ...)

The Tarzan collection
Alternative Names
Sol Lesser Amerikaans filmregisseur

Sol Lesser Productions

Sol Lesser US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Сол Лессер Кинорежиссёр

سول لسر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

English (187)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

French (1)

The Tarzan collection