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Pleasence, Donald

Works: 494 works in 1,795 publications in 10 languages and 29,466 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Horror films  War films  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Spy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Artist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

193 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,805 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 begining to forget the tragic crime 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
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill( Visual )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,710 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
Race to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,677 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
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

65 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,272 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 )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 841 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 )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 838 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 783 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 )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 697 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
All quiet on the western front by Delbert Mann( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the rise of what would become known as World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager to assert the superiority of their nation, the young men endure a brutal training camp and soon find themselves face to face with the full horrors of war when they are sent to the front lines to fight, and likely die
Halloween II by Rob Zombie( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 624 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 604 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
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 559 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
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski( Visual )

65 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 role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 441 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."
The Count of Monte Cristo by David Greene( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 418 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 372 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



The Great EscapeTHX 1138Jesus of NazarethYou only live twiceThe Barchester ChroniclesDraculaThe Count of Monte CristoPygmalion