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Pleasence, Donald

Works: 634 works in 1,587 publications in 7 languages and 28,347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Fiction  Historical drama  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
The great escape by John Sturges( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,612 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 )

69 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,790 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( Visual )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,190 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 )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 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 Anthony Burgess( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 996 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
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and French and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 as a disaster in space pushes humankind toward World War III. James Bond travels to Japan to stop the evil SPECTRE organisation and its diabolical leader from instigating global warfare
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 788 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 759 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 )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peace in an English village is shattered as German paratroopers make a drastic attempt to kidnap Winston Churchill and bring him back to Germany
All quiet on the western front by Delbert Mann( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 726 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
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 663 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 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
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member 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 survive sabotage from one of their own
"Oh, God!"( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 601 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
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 567 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
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski( Visual )

52 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 503 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 role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
Escape to Witch Mountain 2 movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return from Witch Mountain: The entire city of Los Angeles teeters on the brink of nuclear disaster when the greedy criminals manipulate a young boy's supernatural powers for their own devious gain. But the youth's sister and a streetwise band of truants join forces in a desperate attempt to save the city from destruction
The Count of Monte Cristo by David Greene( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 472 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
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and German and held by 471 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!
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 411 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."
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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

HalloweenTHX 1138Jesus of NazarethEscape from New YorkYou only live twiceThe Barchester ChroniclesFantastic voyageThe Count of Monte Cristo