WorldCat Identities

Leisen, Mitchell 1898-1972

Works: 227 works in 488 publications in 4 languages and 5,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Costume designer, Author, Restager , Producer, Performer, fmd, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mitchell Leisen
Marlene Dietrich : the glamour collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission
Midnight by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless showgirl, impersonating a Hungarian countess, quickly adapts to her new lifestyle with the help of an aristocrat. But she finds herself falling in love with yet another poor man
The twilight zone( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian Nights fantasy by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill
Easy living( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
Remember the night by Barbara Stanwyck( Visual )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way. When she's rejected by her mother, he brings her home to his place where his mother, his aunt and their farmhand, Willie, give her a real Christmas and the love she's never had. Inevitably, Lee and John fall in love -- but there's still a trial ahead
Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Death takes a holiday by Walter Ferris( Visual )

8 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grim Reaper takes time off to find out what makes the human world tick. In an Italian villa, he eventually falls in love
College swing( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college
Robin Hood by Ridley Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian (Enid Bennett). When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John (Sam De Grasse) assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
No man of her own( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However, Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her
Meet Joe Black by Bu rui si te ma ding( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death takes a holiday: Death poses as a mortal man to find out more about humans. When he stays at the Duke Lambert's estate posing as a prince, he falls in love with the duke's daughter, even though she's betrothed to someone else
To each his own( Visual )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. After a scheme to adopt him ends up giving him to another family, she devotes herself to loving him from afar
Golden earrings( Visual )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British agent Ray Milland is escaping from Nazis prior to World War II. He and his partner arrange to meet in Stuttgart to steal Hitler's poison gas formula. He meets the gypsy Marlene Dietrich who helps him disguise himself as a gypsy and complete his mission
Swing high, swing low( Visual )

23 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the stage play Burlesque, this musical drama highlights musician MacMurray's rise to fame and then follows his downward plunge to being, once again, a nonentity
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English lady falls madly in love with a French pirate
The big broadcast of 1938( Visual )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This was the fourth, and the last, of the "Big Broadcast" films, and it introduced Bob Hope. Bob hope and Shirley Ross stole the show with their rendition of "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Oscar for Best Song of 1938 and became Hope's theme song!"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Marlene Dietrich : the glamour collection
Alternative Names
Leisen, J.M. 1898-1972

Leisen, J. M. (James Mitchell), 1898-1972

Leisen J. Mitchell 1898-1972

Leisen, J. Mitchell (James Mitchell), 1898-1972

Leisen James Mitchell 1898-1972

Leisen, Mitch 1898-1972

Leisen, Mitele 1898-1972

Mitchell Leisen Amerikaans acteur (1898-1972)

Mitchell Leisen amerikai színész, rendező, producer, 1898-1972

Mitchell Leisen amerikanischer Regisseur, Schauspieler, Produzent und Kostümdesigner

Mitchell Leisen cinéaste américain

Mitchell Leisen director de cine estadounidense

Mitchell Leisen director de cinema estatunidenc

Mitchell Leisen regista, scenografo e costumista statunitense

Mitchell Leisen regizor de film american

Митчелл Лейзен

Мітчелл Лейзен

میچل لایزن تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی




MidnightRemember the nightCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionDeath takes a holidayTo each his ownGolden earringsThe big broadcast of 1938