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Pleasence, Donald

Works: 748 works in 2,207 publications in 7 languages and 31,335 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Religious television programs  Children's 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 )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,762 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 )

101 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,046 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
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 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
Escape to Witch Mountain by John Hough( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,181 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? New bonus feature: pop-up fun facts
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
All quiet on the western front by Delbert Mann( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 898 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
James A. Michener's Centennial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 776 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 )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 752 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
The Barchester Chronicles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 746 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
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling vision of the future, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary. Air Force One crash lands inside and the President is held hostage. Only one man can bring him back
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and French and held by 671 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
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the treacherous voyage of five scientists who are reduced to microscopic size and injected into the bloodstream of an injured Czechoslovak scientist to remove a cerebral blood clot which must be repaired from inside the brain
"Oh, God!" by Carl Reiner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 619 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
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and French and held by 618 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
John Carpenter's Escape from New York( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and German and held by 517 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
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 31, 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally stabs his sister Judith to death with a kitchen knife at their home in Haddonfield, Illinois. He is sent to Smith's Grove-Warren County Sanitarium and placed under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance). Loomis suspects that there is more to Myers than meets the eye and plans to have him committed indefinitely, despite the fact that Michael seems docile and does not speak a word. At the age of 21, Myers escapes from Smith's Grove while being transferred, and returns to Haddonfield with Loomis in pursuit. While Loomis tries to convince authorities of the boy's evil nature, Meyers goes on a murderous rampage while he stalks and terrorizes a young woman who caught his attention
Ian Fleming's You only live twice( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 487 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
Escape to Witch Mountain : 2 movie collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 461 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
Dracula( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 438 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Great Escape
HalloweenTHX 1138Jesus of NazarethJames A. Michener's CentennialThe Barchester ChroniclesEscape from New YorkFantastic voyageYou only live twice
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

دونالد پلیسنس بازیگر بریتانیایی

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