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Curtis, Dan 1927-2006

Works: 259 works in 693 publications in 3 languages and 12,872 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror television programs  Comedy films  Horror films  Vampire films  Fantasy films  War television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Producer, Creator, Author of screenplay, Author, tld, Scenarist, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dan Curtis
Most widely held works by Dan Curtis
Dark shadows by Tim Burton( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 1,783 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
Dark shadows( Visual )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 1,209 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
Winds of war by Robert Mitchum( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 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 ʺPugʺ Henry as he is sent to Berlin as the U.S. Naval attaché. Shows how ʺPugʺ 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 720 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?
Herman Wouk's War and remembrance( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional but realistically graphic presentation of events of World War II from December 15, 1941 through July 1943. Counterpoints Captain "Pug" Henry's wartime duties with his crumbling marriage and his romance with a young Englishwoman
Imaginary witness Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 617 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
Dark shadows( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnabas' secret is threatened by David Collins' curiosity and he orders Dr. Julia Hoffman to accelerate her treatments to cure him. Meanwhile, Victoria Winters mysteriously disappears and finds that she has travelled back in time to the year 1795
War and remembrance the final chapter( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 304 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 by Jonathan Frid( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Peter Guthrie and Joe Haskell break into Laura Murdoch Stockbridge's crypt at Eagle Hill Cemetery. David Collins informs Victoria Winters that he wants to go away with his mother, Laura. Guthrie arranges to conduct a seance at the Old House to contact Josette Collins' ghost. Victoria makes a bizarre discovery that leads her to believe David's life is in jeopardy after Laura summons him to an abandoned fishing shack. Victoria sees Elizabeth Collins Stoddard coming from the mysterious locked room in the Collinwood basement. A nervous Elizabeth is shocked when Jason McGuire, a devious friend of her missing husband's, arrives in town unexpectedly. He reminds Elizabeth of an old secret that they share. Jason and his traveling companion, a drifter named Willie Loomis, force Elizabeth to let them move into Collinwood. Willie learns that Collins family members have been buried with their jewels and he becomes mesmerized by the portrait of Barnabas Collins hanging in the foyer."--Container
War and remembrance( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victoria Winters and Frank Garner anxiously search for clues to Laura Collins' strange origins and are led to a series of bizarre discoveries. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard orders Laura to leave Collinwood, but Laura secretly visits Elizabeth while she sleeps and places her in a trance. Laura warns Victoria that she will take control of her son, David Collins, but becomes frightened when the ghost of Josette Collins appears to her. Against Roger Collins' wishes, a psychic investigator, Dr. Peter Guthrie, is called in to examine the strange occurrences at Collinwood and a séance is held. Victoria and Guthrie learn that the body of a dead woman identified as Laura has disappeared from the morgue in Phoenix, Arizona."--Container
Burnt offerings( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 217 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
Trilogy of terror( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 199 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
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. When she falls in love with Barnabas Collins, a handsome and mysterious heir from England, a series of horrific and inexplicable attacks grips the town of Collinsport
War and remembrance. Bonus material( Visual )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis is stricken with a high fever. The assassination plot against Hitler fails. As the Allies advance on the western and eastern fronts, the Germans begin to pull out of a crumbling Theresienstadt. Natalie and Aaron begin a horrifying train journey to the death camp of Auschwitz
House of dark shadows( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 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 Albert Lewin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 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
Our fathers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 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 )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 145 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 Jack Palance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 140 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
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Alternative Names
Cherkoss, Daniel.

Cherkoss, Daniel 1927-2006

Curtis, R. Daniel 1927-2006

Dan Curtis Amerikaans filmregisseur (1927-2006)

Dan Curtis cinéaste américain

Dan Curtis sceneggiatore, regista e produttore televisivo statunitense

Dan Curtis US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Film- und Fernsehproduzent

Дэн Кертис

דון קרטיס

دان کورتیز تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی


English (259)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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