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Pleasence, Donald

Works: 516 works in 1,762 publications in 10 languages and 29,291 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Children's films  Spy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Artist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. 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
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

109 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael's hometown of Haddonfield was slowly beginning to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers' escape from Smith's Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it's too late
Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

58 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member 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
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member 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
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time is running out. From their secret base on a Japanese island, Blofeld and the fanatics at SPECTRE hijack both an American and a Soviet spaceship. Accusations fly, and superpower war is imminent. 007 must infiltrate SPECTRE's heavily fortified hideout, but countdown to destruction has already begun. This the last consecutive Bond film to star Sean Connery
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 824 WorldCat member 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 774 WorldCat member 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 by John Sturges( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from a blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced, along with their craft, to microscope size, and to enter the bloodstream to save him
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member 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, on her way to join her husband out west, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known, but he has too many problems - he's fallen in love with another man's wife, and the gang is on its way to finish him off
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting
"Oh, God!"( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member 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
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski( Visual )

64 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in a game of shifting identities and sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 442 WorldCat member 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
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member 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
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 414 WorldCat member 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!
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics
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The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
Donald Pleasence acteur britannique

Donald Pleasence aktor brytyjski

Donald Pleasence attore britannico

Donald Pleasence britisk skodespelar

Donald Pleasence britisk skuespiller

Donald Pleasence Brits acteur

Donald Pleasence brittisk skådespelare

Donald Pleasence englischer Schauspieler

Donald Plezens

Donalds Plezenss angļu aktieris

Pleas, Don.

Pleas, Don 1919-1995

Pleasance, Don.

Pleasance, Donald.

Pleasance Donald 1919-1995

Pleasence, Don 1919-1995

Pleasence, Donald

Pleasence, Donald 1919-1995

Pleasence, Donald Henry 1919-1995

Ντόναλντ Πλόσενς

Дональд Плезенс английский актёр, кавалер ордена Британской империи

Дональд Плісенс

דונלד פלזנס

دونالد بليزانس

دونالد پلیسنس بازیگر بریتانیایی

도널드 플레전스



HalloweenTHX 1138Jesus of NazarethJohn Carpenter's Escape from New YorkYou only live twiceThe Barchester ChroniclesFantastic voyageThe Count of Monte Cristo