WorldCat Identities

Lesser, Sol 1890-1980

Overview
Works: 150 works in 384 publications in 3 languages and 2,932 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Horror films  Film noir  Jungle films  Silent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sol Lesser
Stage Door Canteen by Frank Borzage( Visual )

35 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This delightfully sentimental movie set itself apart from the many other World War II films of the day made to boost American morale. It's a fictional tale of the real-life story of New York City's Stage Door Canteen, where soldiers on their way to battle were entertained by stage and screen stars of the era. Countless celebrities make cameos in the film which was directed by Frank Borzage, first-ever recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director. "Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 194 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 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farmer tries to keep the curious away and protect the secret of the sinister decaying old house deep in the woods
Oliver Twist, 1922 by Renny Rye( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 104 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
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 96 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
Tarzan the fearless by Robert Hill( Visual )

15 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan helps a young woman search for her father
The dude ranger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 52 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 )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African safari headed by a young woman, her parents and her fiancé are searching for big game across the African plains and jungles. The young woman catches the eye of a jungle sultan that wishes to take her as a wife and add her to his harem. When the sultan's henchmen kidnap the young woman, it's up to Tarzan to come to the rescue and free her from the sultan's evil clutches
The return of Chandu by Ray Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 42 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, his sister, niece and nephew, follow to the magic island of Lemuria to battle the evil priests of Ubasti
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beasts roar, danger abounds and Johnny Weissmuller swoops into the last of his adventures as film's definitive Tarzan
That uncertain feeling by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and French and held by 32 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
Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan and the she-devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 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's peril by Byron Haskin( 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 and the slave girl by Lee Sholem( 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!
Tarzan's magic fountain by Lee Sholem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 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 by Cy Endfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 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
Chandu on the magic island( Visual )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandu the magician goes to a mysterious island to rescue a princess from being sacrificed by an evil cult
Tarzan : Tarzan the fearless, Tarzan and the trappers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 25 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
Tarzan and the trappers by Charles Haas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle, has been battling a poacher who has been taking the wild animals in Africa for shipment to zoos, circuses and exhibitions around the world. After finally succeeding in stopping him, Tarzan must now face a threat from the poacher's brother, out to avenge his brother. The evil brother has partnered up with a big game hunter who targets human prey for sport and has decided to make Tarzan the target of his ultimate hunt
 
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Alternative Names
Sol Lesser Amerikaans filmregisseur

Sol Lesser Productions

Sol Lesser US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Сол Лессер Кинорежиссёр

סול לסר

سول لسر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

ソル・レッサー

索尔·莱瑟

Languages
English (145)

French (1)

German (1)

Covers
The Tarzan collection