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Laemmle, Carl 1908-1979

Works: 112 works in 368 publications in 4 languages and 16,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Young adult works  Television adaptations  War films  Film sequels 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Carl Laemmle
Most widely held works by Carl Laemmle
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )
36 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )
35 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and held by 3,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Ba╠łumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )
47 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )
28 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jack Griffin (Rains) is an English scientist who has been experimenting with a drug called monocaine which, he finds, has made his entire body invisible. He goes to the small village of Ipping, wrapped in bandages and wearing dark glasses, and takes a room at the local inn to continue his research in secret. This subsequently arouses the curiosity of the nosy locals. As Griffin continues his experiments, he begins to suffer from drug-induced megalomania, which eventually becomes full-blown madness. He begins to terrorize the countryside--first playing pranks, and then turning to murder"--Http://
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
11 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
The mummy by Boris Karloff( Visual )
15 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )
27 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a stage star who falls for the dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal
Lonesome ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early Hollywood gem, Lonesome, is the creation of a little-known, but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos, who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for his lovely New York symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend, employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera, plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
Counsellor at law ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1933 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice
The good fairy by William Wyler( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel and in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
The black cat by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bus crash on a lonely Austrian road compels American honeymooners to spend the night at the house of Herr Poelzig, a sinister looking man who is engaged in an intense death-feud with Dr. Werdegast, whom the couple met on the Orient Express
The Raven by Roger Corman( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Vollin is a brilliant but unstable surgeon with a morbid obsession for instruments of torture. After saving the life of a beautiful young girl injured in an automobile accident, he becomes increasingly attracted to her but is rejected. When an escaped killer approaches the surgeon for a new face, Vollin agrees only after convincing him to assist him in his sinister plan of revenge
Edna Ferber's Show boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )
7 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a stage star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler
Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )
4 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deranged scientist searches Paris for a bride for his pet gorilla
Werewolf of London ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, the "Marifasa Lupina," which blooms only in the moonlight. Despite warnings that the region is dangerous, Glendon continues his quest and finally locates the exotic flower, but not before he has to defend himself from an attack by a howling monster
Anne Nichols, complainant, against Universal Pictures Corporation, Carl Laemmle and Harry Pollard, defendants complainant's trial brief on the law and facts by Anne Nichols( )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alleged infringement of copyright of the play "Abie's Irish rose" by the producers of the motion picture "The Cohens and Kellys"
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a mysterious benefactor comes along, Pip begins the transformation from a blacksmith's son to society gentleman of great expectations
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Alternative Names
Laemmle, Carl 1908-1979 Jr
Laemmle, Carl 1908-1979 Junior
Laemmle, Carl Jr. 1908-1979
Laemmle, Carl Junior 1908-1979
English (239)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Dutch (1)