Most widely held works about Donald Pleasence
Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
The great escape ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape.
Escape to Witch Mountain ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and French and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?
Halloween ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 801 libraries worldwide
On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!
Jesus of Nazareth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection.
Halloween ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!
THX 1138 ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 690 libraries worldwide
"A man whose mind and body are controlled by the government ... makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime." -- Container.
The Barchester Chronicles ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires.
James A. Michener's Centennial ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources.
The eagle has landed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler.
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Edmond Dantes, unjustly imprisoned on the eve of his wedding by a rival suitor and his accomplices, escapes after 14 years, uncovers the hidden Monte Cristo treasure described a fellow prisoner, and, as the mysterious count, exacts his revenge.
Will Penny ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and German and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Will Penny, an aging, out of work cowboy, is left in the desert to die by a ruthless gang of outlaws. A beautiful young woman and her son, on her way to join her husband, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known as he falls in love with her, but the gang is on its way to finish him off.
Escape to Witch Mountain 2 movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Escape to Witch Mountain: Two orphan children escape from a scheming millionaire and discover they have come from another planet.
Oh, God ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Jerry Landers, (John Denver) a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an "interveiw" with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us.
John Carpenter's Escape from New York ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!
All quiet on the western front ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
In this realistic depiction of the lives of ordinary German soldiers Paul Baumer and his school chums are encouraged to enlist by their bombastic, slogan-chanting teacher, but they quickly learn that actual war is more gore than glory, as they crawl through mud, huddle in trenches, suffer the ordeal of frenzied hand-to-hand combat and dodge screaming shells during World War I.
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics.
Halloween II ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Michael Myer, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting.
Fantastic voyage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced along with their submarine-like craft to microscope size, enter the bloodstream of the ailing scientist, and journey to the brain to perform an emergency procedure. With only sixty minutes to complete their mission, the scientists find themselves fighting off an attack by white corpuscles, caught in a tornado-like storm in the lungs, and struggling to surviv sabotage from one of their own.
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Dracula ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Throughout history Dracula has filled the hearts of men with terror and the hearts of women with desire. This stylish new production of the classic gothic horror tale stars Frank Langella, repeating his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the blood-thirsty Count, and Laurence Olivier as the devout vampire hunter Von Helsing who is Dracula's nemesis. A great cast, fine direction, and a superbly atmospheric musical score make this the ultimate Dracula.
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Pleasance, Donald 1919-1995
Pleasence, Donald, 1919-1995
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