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Laemmle, Carl 1908-1979

Works: 95 works in 342 publications in 6 languages and 16,084 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  History  Horror films  Film and video adaptations  War films  Juvenile works  Vampire films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
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 )
39 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,462 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 )
31 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war
Dracula the legacy collection by Francis Ford Coppola ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,528 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 )
24 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious stranger has taken a room at a cozy inn in the British village of lpping. Never leaving his quarters, the stranger demands that the staff leave him completely alone. Working unmolested with his test tubes, the stranger does not notice when the landlady inadvertently walks into his room one morning. But she notices that her guest seemingly has no head! The stranger is a scientist who's left several months earlier while conducting a series of tests with a strange new drug
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mummy (1932): "In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman."--IMDB website
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein's only friend is the compassionate Blind Man (O.P. Heggie). One day, in the town cemetery, he meets Dr. Praetorius (Ernest Thesigner) who decides that the monster needs a wife. Praetorious and Frankenstein build their "woman" and give her the gift of life. The monster is delighted and attempts to court his female companion. Sadly, she rejects him and recoils in horror. Their failure to form a successful union results in the now-famous fiery conclusion
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 867 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
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 515 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 415 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 304 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. Includes bonus features
Imitation of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too
The old dark house by James Whale ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of travelers on a mountain road, 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 235 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 )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia de una chica huérfana que siembra el bien y la confusión y que al final se transforma en una comedia sobre los estragos que la inocencia causa en el cinismo masculno
The black cat by Edgar G Ulmer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The raven (61 min.): Obsessed by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Dr. Vollin, a noted plastic surgeon, creates an elaborate torture chamber complete with pit and pendulum. When rejected by the girl he loves, he tries to blackmail a notorious murderer into killing her. The black cat (65 min.): A bus crash on a lonely Austrian road compels American honeymooners to spend the night at the house of Poelzig, who is engaged in a death-feud with equally strange Dr. Verdegast
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 144 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
Murders in the Rue Morgue by Robert Florey ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deranged scientist searches Paris for a "prospective bride" for his pet gorilla. Inviting young ladies to his sinister laboratory, he injects his victims with gorilla's blood and then disposes of their ravaged bodies through an ingenious trapdoor
Werewolf of London ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 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 61 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"
Charles Dickens' Great expectations ( Visual )
1 edition 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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Laemmle, Carl Jr. 1908-1979
Laemmle, Carl Junior 1908-1979