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Curtis, Dan 1927-2006

Overview
Works: 253 works in 772 publications in 3 languages and 13,028 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror television programs  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Fantasy films  Television programs  Horror films  Television series  War television programs 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Producer, Creator, Author of screenplay, Author, tld, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, fmd
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Dan Curtis
Dark shadows( Visual )

204 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 3,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, this television program became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. In these episodes, Collinwood's surly caretaker, Matthew Morgan, informs Victoria Winters that he believes the ghost of Josette Collins and other spirits inhabit the estate. In an attempt to settle the controversy surrounding the manslaughter case that sent Burke Devlin to prison, Collins Fishing Fleet Manager Bill Malloy sets up a private meeting for himself, Roger Collins, Sam Evans and Burke. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard confides to Victoria some of the legends involving Collinwood and Widows' Hill. Carolyn Stoddard and Victoria spot a body floating at the bottom of the cliff and Victoria soon experiences a strange premonition. After Malloy mysteriously disappears, Roger nervously bribes Sam to leave town. A ghost emerges from the Old House on the Collins family property
Dark shadows by Tim Burton( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better and are in need of his protection
Winds of war by Robert Mitchum( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells an epic story of military strategy, politics, romance, and family conflict set against the backdrop of world events from 1938 through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Follows naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry as he is sent to Berlin as the U.S. Naval attaché. Shows how "Pug" and his family are drawn into the center of the conflicts that lead to America's involvement in World War II as Germany expands and proceeds to seize several border countries, Italy attempts to establish a Fascist colonial empire under Mussolini, and Japan prepares for a major battle with China
The love letter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Scotty discovers a poignant letter written by a mysterious woman called Lizzie he cannot get her out of his mind. Putting thoughts of his upcoming wedding aside, he is compelled to write Lizzie a letter of his own. A romantic correspondence ensues and flourishes into a love so powerful, not even a century and a half of time can keep them apart. Spanning an era from the Civil War to the present day, the perils of Lizzie's war torn present threaten her passage into the future. Would their love be strong enough to endure the test of time?
Imaginary witness : Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the American film and television industry's response to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi persecution of the Jews before, during, and after World War II. Uses film clips, newsreel footage and interviews of filmmakers and Holocaust survivors
Herman Wouk's War and remembrance( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, sweeping the United States into World War Ii, the Henry family is forever changed by the war in the Pacific, and the horror of the Holocaust
Dark shadows( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of episodes of the television Dark Shadows about a two hundred year old vampire named Barnabas Collins living on his family estate in Maine. Includes episodes 493-533
Burnt offerings( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding it hard to believe they rented a sprawling country mansion for $900, a family soon finds themselves surrounded by an evil, hypnotic, occult force that feeds on torture, fear and murder
War and remembrance : the final chapter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Henry family as they experience World War II in Europe and the Pacific, tells about the final years of the war and their impact on everyday people
Dark shadows : the revival( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions run red in this timeless horror soap opera about a beautiful governess, Victoria Winters, who arrives at the isolated, coastal mansion of Collinwood to tutor a disturbed child for an accursed family
House of dark shadows( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of Dark Shadows, based on the very popular TV Gothic soap opera, follows the afterlife of Barnabas Collins. Recently unleashed from his coffin by a local drunk, the vampire goes on a killing spree, while at the same time charming his present day family members. In the process he meets local girl Maggie Evans and notices that she looks exactly like his deceased fiance Josette. Barnabas assumes that she is the reincarnation of Josette, and plans to make her his unholy bride for eternity
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Harry Wotton introduces young Dorian Gray to Victorian London's society circuit and a decadent world of self-indulgience. As Sir Harry's influence over him grows, Dorian sinks further into a cruel, hedonistic existence. Although Dorian's appearance remains youthful, his portrait ages, taking on hideous features reflecting his sinful ways
Trilogy of terror( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie: An English teacher is blackmailed by Chad, a student with whom she has had an affair. After ending the relationship, Chad finds himself igniting a situation he may not be able to end. Millicent and Therese: Two sisters end up tangled in a spell of witchcraft with deadly consequences. Amelia: A woman is trapped in her own apartment by a Zuni hunter doll that has only one intention--to kill
Our fathers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Cardinal's dark secret is finally revealed to the world in this true story about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. Based on the book "Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal" by Newsweek journalist David France, Our Fathers provides a heartbreaking portrait of the victims whose lives are still haunted by the crimes. Together with the help of a passionate lawyer, they make a stand against the Church in the name of truth and justice
Henry James' The turn of the screw( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A governess finds that her charges are being manipulated by an unexplicable force, and she tries to find out if it is related to the mysterious death of their previous governess
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a respectable Victorian physician whose experiments lead him to the discovery of a potion that transforms him into a destructive creature of unbridled emotions
The night stalker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren McGavin portrays crusading reporter Carl Kolchak. In the first episode, Kolchak tries to solve a series of Las Vegas murders. In the second, he's after a killer hiding in Seattle's underground city
Dark shadows( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty original episodes, #372-412, of the half-hour drama that aired 1966-1971. In 1795, the beautiful and jealous witch Angelique attempts to destroy Barnabas' romance with his fiance, Josette DuPres. She enslaves Collins family servant Ben Stokes to assist her evil plans. Abigail Collins and Natalie DuPres find evidence they believe proves Victoria Winters is a witch. The family moves into the newly-built Collinwood mansion and the fanatical witch-hunting Reverend Trask is summoned to exorcise the Old House. A vengeful Angelique places a vampire curse on Barnabas
Dark shadows( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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