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Hyams, Leila 1905-1977

Works: 66 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 3,592 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Circus films  Mad scientist films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Romance films  Silent films  Prison films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leila Hyams
Freaks by Tod Browning( Visual )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival. When the beautiful trapeze artist married one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers
Island of lost souls( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red-Headed Woman: Story of a gold-digging secretary who sets out to corral her married boss. -- Waterloo Bridge: An army officer and a ballerina meet by chance during a London air raid and fall in love. When he is reported missing, his family ignores her and she sinks into prostitution. -- Baby Face: Lily Powers is a blond beauty who is protituted by her father in his Erie, Pa. speakeasy before fleeing to Manhattan, where she sleeps her way floor-by-floor to the top of an Art Deco skyscraper. This film helped create the Production Code for censors
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company."--Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star ... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
Ruggles of Red Gap( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stuffy British butler, Marmaduke Ruggles, is traded in a poker game from an English Duke to a wealthy and rowdy American, Egbert Floud. Ruggles' new home is Red Gap, Washington, where he is introduced by Egbert as "Colonel" Ruggles. The town ladies are quite taken by the sophisticated servant in disguise as he enamors them with fictitious stories of battles gone by. Ruggles proves his newfound patriotism in one of the best scenes of the film, his recitation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Silver Dollar Saloon. The dream of freedom leads him to open his own restaurant, where one of his first customers is the Duke, who has come to reclaim his former servant
House of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
The big house( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison
Philo Vance murder case collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennel murder case: Philo Vance investigates when "one of the Coe brothers is found dead in his bedroom, locked from the inside, and the other brother is found the next morning dead in the downstairs closet. There is also the clue of a wounded Doberman Pinscher, a mysteriously broken piece of priceless Chinese porcelain, and a cast of suspicious family members, servants and associates"--Wikipedia, viewed May 1, 2015
A girl in every port( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea-faring Romeo finds himself a step behind the competition when he visits his girlfriends in various ports of call
Dancing mothers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1920's flapper era, a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freaks: When a trapeze artist treats the sideshow performers as less-than-human, they take their revenge against the "normal" person
The girl said no( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows Tom Ward, a brash young college graduate (William Haines), who has always succeeded in life with his outlandish charms. He falls in love at first sight with Mary Howe (Leila Hyams), a woman who is dating Mr. McAndrews, a stable and boring finance wizard. Tom unsuccessfully tries to woo her, and then finds himself working for McAndrews (Francis X. Bushman Jr.), who gives him the impossible task of selling municipal bonds to the wealthy Hettie Brown (Marie Dressler)
The sins of the children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German immigrant works long hours to support his children, who grow into selfish, ungrateful adults
The phantom of Paris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Cirque de Paris, society magician and famous disappearing artist Chéri-Bibi performs his act before a well-heeled Parisian audience. While Cecile, his friend and admirer, waits in his dressing room, unable to watch the daring feat, Chéri, with his hands and legs bound, is lowered into a tank of water. The audience grows silent as the clock ticks away, and firemen wait on the sidelines, prepared to rescue the magician should he fail to emerge from the tank in time. To the audience's astonishment, Chéri makes his escape with little time to spare. Cecile lives with her wealthy but ailing father, Bourrelier, who recently added a codicil to his will specifying that if she were to marry the Marquis du Touchais, he would receive a liberal allowance from his estate. However, when Bourrelier is informed that the marquis is a nobleman, he removes the allowance clause from the will so as not to spoil the young man and allow him to live an idle life. Bourrelier informs the marquis of the change at a party at his residence, and he reacts angrily, accusing Cecile's father of favoring her upstart suitor, Chéri. Bourrelier denies the accusation and later tells Chéri personally that he will not allow him to marry his daughter. Soon after the confrontation between Chéri and Bourrelier, the aged millionaire is murdered. Police Chief Costaud immediately begins an investigation into the murder and questions the guests attending the party. When the marquis is questioned, he lies to Costaud, telling him that Bourrelier privately expressed his fears about Chéri. The magician is promptly arrested and jailed. Though extra security precautions are taken to insure that Chéri does not escape, he manages to free himself from his cell. The magician then attacks a guard, takes his clothes and walks out of the prison unnoticed. Meanwhile, Dr. Gorin, a friend of Chéri's, tells the police that Chéri could not have committed the murder. Another friend of Chéri's, Herman, hides him in the basement of his shop. When Costaud pays Herman a visit, he informs him that the marquis is dying and then searches the shop. Before the police chief can find him, Chéri flees. Having overheard the news of the marquis' impending death, Chéri sneaks into his home and persuades him to admit that he killed Bourrelier. However, the marquis dies before he is able to make the confession. Chéri quickly devises a plan to save himself by bringing the body of the marquis to Dr. Gorin and asking him to perform an operation that would make him resemble the marquis. Chéri then arranges to have his own death announced publicly. The newspapers soon tell stories of the Chéri holding the marquis prisoner before his death. Six months later, Chéri, disguised as the marquis, returns to the marquis' mansion and realizes that Cecile, now married to the marquis, has been unhappy. After Cecile tells Chéri that her love for the magician has never faltered, he reveals himself to her. No sooner does Chéri tell Cecile that he loves her than Costaud and his officers arrive to question the marquis. After fingerprinting the magician, Costaud accuses Chéri of impersonating the marquis and arrests him. Again, Chéri manages to escape, and when he returns to Cecile's house, he forces Vera, the marquis' accomplice in Bourrelier's murder, to confess his guilt. Costaud overhears Vera's confession, and Chéri is vindicated of the crime"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Gentleman's fate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Thomas finds out he is really the son of a notorious racketeer
Red-headed woman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precensorship story of gold-digging secretary Lil who works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert
Way for a sailor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack, a sailor, along with his buddies Tripod and Ginger, feels himself an indomitable force until he falls for Joan, who repeatedly repels his advances every time he comes into port, and only after a number of years is he able to see her alone. Finally he wins her and they are married, but Joan, learning he plans to return to the sea, leaves him. Later, having become a quartermaster on an ocean liner, he finds her still unforgiving; then a storm wrecks the ship on which all are traveling, and to her grief he is lost with Tripod and Ginger, but the trio is rescued by a whaling vessel and returned to port. After receiving Jack's message, Joan, having realized her true feelings, is reunited with him"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
Island of lost souls( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mad scientist transforms animals into near-humans in his "House of Pain."
Freaks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freaks by Tod Browning( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
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Alternative Names
Leila Hyams actrice américaine

Leila Hyams Amerikaans actrice (1905-1977)

Leila Hyams amerikansk skådespelare

Leila Hyams amerikansk skodespelar

Leila Hyams amerikansk skuespiller

Leila Hyams attrice statunitense

Leila Hyams US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Лейла Хайамс

ליילה היימס

ליילה היימס שחקנית אמריקאית

لیلا هیامز بازیگر آمریکایی


Ruggles of Red GapHouse of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde