WorldCat Identities

Pleasence, Donald

Works: 672 works in 2,120 publications in 7 languages and 30,604 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Television mini-series  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Narrator, Other, Artist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

96 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,967 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 )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,646 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 )

63 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,304 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 )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WW III nearly breaks out when a U.S. space capsule is swallowed up by what everyone believes is a Russian spaceship. Bond and the British government believe that it is the work of the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organisation and must find out what their motives are
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 931 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
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 860 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 )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 787 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 )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 738 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
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 707 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
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western drama about Will Penny, an aging cowboy on a hard-luck streak who is staked out to die in the desert by a gang of outlaws. Moments before death, he is taken in by Catherine, a young woman who is heading west with her young son. As Catherine nurses Will back to health, he catches a glimpse of a lifestyle he's never known. Suddenly, he has two more problems: he's in love with another man's wife, and the outlaw gang is on its way to finish him off
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 636 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
"Oh, God!" by Carl Reiner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 612 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
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 454 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."
Cul-de-sac( Visual )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 415 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
The greatest story ever told by Katja M Becker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the life of Christ
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees along with Steve Martin, George Burns, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Billy Preston and Earth, Wind and Fire performing almost two dozen incredible Beatles covers, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a landmark of pop culture and an all-star musical spectacular for fans of all ages
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 379 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!
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Great Escape
HalloweenTHX 1138Jesus of NazarethYou only live twiceJohn Carpenter's Escape from New YorkThe Barchester ChroniclesJames A. Michener's CentennialFantastic voyage
Alternative Names
Donald Pleasence

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Donald Pleasence actor británico

Donald Pleasence aktor britanik

Donald Pleasence aktor brytyjski

Donald Pleasence attore britannico

Donald Pleasence British actor

Donald Pleasence britisk skodespelar

Donald Pleasence britisk skuespiller

Donald Pleasence Brits acteur

Donald Pleasence brittisk skådespelare

Donald Pleasence englesche Schauspiller

Donald Pleasence englischer Schauspieler

Donald Pleasence pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Donald Pleasence Suurbritannia näitleja

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 1919-1995

Pleasence, Donald Henry 1919-1995

Ντόναλντ Πλόσενς

Доналд Плезенс

Дональд Плезенс английский актёр, кавалер ордена Британской империи

Дональд Плісенс

דונלד פלזנס

דונלד פלזנס שחקן בריטי

دونالد بليزانس

دونالد بليزانس ممثل بريطاني

دونالد پلیسنس بازیگر بریتانیایی

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