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Pleasence, Donald

Overview
Works: 531 works in 1,437 publications in 7 languages and 27,468 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Fiction  Horror films  Historical drama 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Donald Pleasence
The great escape by Paul Brickhill ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,534 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 )
62 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,740 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 )
38 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,160 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 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?
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 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 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chilling vision of the future, the film takes plce in the year 1997, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 849 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 )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 769 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 731 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 704 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 )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 698 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 )
18 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 652 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 )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 617 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 surviv sabotage from one of their own
"Oh, God!" ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 594 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 Rob Zombie ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 539 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 Count of Monte Cristo by David Greene ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
Escape to Witch Mountain 2 movie collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 498 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
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 474 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
John Carpenter's Halloween ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 466 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 407 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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Alternative Names
Pleas, Don.
Pleasance, Don.
Pleasance, Donald.
Pleasance, Donald 1919-1995
Pleasence, Don 1919-1995
Pleasence, Donald
Languages
English (336)
French (25)
German (10)
Spanish (10)
Chinese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Japanese (1)
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