WorldCat Identities

Shuken, Leo 1906-1976

Works: 156 works in 286 publications in 5 languages and 7,069 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Western films  Comedy films  History  Musical films  War films  Screwball comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: Arranger, Adapter, Composer, Musician, Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Leo Shuken
Most widely held works by Leo Shuken
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
For whom the bell tolls by Sam Wood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Robert Jordan (Cooper), an American demolition expert who lends his abilities to the anti-fascist freedom fighters of Spain. Assisting him is a band of warriors that includes the strong-willed Pilar (Katina Paxinou), the dangerously undependable Pablo (Akim Tamiroff), and the lovely, innocent Maria (Bergman). As danger mounts, Robert and Maria develop a closeness that blossoms into one of the screen's greatest love stories
Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of King Arthur's pure, perfect kingdom of Camelot, which was shattered by the tragic passion between Arthur's lovely Queen Guenevere and his Round Table's bravest knight, Sir Lancelot
Stagecoach by John Ford( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1855, the Overland stage from Tonto to Lordsburg leaves town with eight people on board. In the front, sit Buck the driver and Marshal Curley Wilcox, who is riding shotgun to protect the stage from hostile Indians and from the Plummer brothers, a vicious band of outlaws. The passengers consist of Doc Josiah Boone, the town drunk; Dallas, a woman of ill repute, who, like Doc, has been banished from town; the pregnant Lucy Mallory, who is taking the stage to meet her husband, a cavalry officer, and is treated gallantly by her fellow passenger, Hatfield, a gambler; Gatewood, the town's sanctimonious banker who mouths respectability while clutching a carpet bag filled with stolen money; and Peacock, a timid whiskey drummer. Because of an Apache uprising by Geronimo, the cavalry escorts the coach to the first station at Dry Fork. Along the way, Buck stops to pick up the Ringo Kid, who has escaped from prison to seek revenge on the Plummers, who killed his family and sent him to jail on false testimony. After Curley arrests Ringo, the stage continues on to Dry Fork, where they discover that there are no troops to escort them farther. Voting to continue on alone, they reach the next stop, where their journey is delayed when Mrs. Mallory, learning that her husband has been wounded, goes into premature labor. Doc sobers up to deliver the baby, and as they await Mrs. Mallory's recovery, Dallas and Ringo fall in love and Dallas urges Ringo to escape. Ringo is on the verge of leaving when he sees Apache war signals, and the passengers hastily board the stage to make a desperate dash to Lordsburg. Just as they think the danger has passed, the Apaches attack at a dry lake bed, wounding Peacock and Buck and killing Hatfield. At the last minute, the cavalry rides to the rescue and escorts the stage to Lordsburg, where Gatewood is arrested for embezzlement. There, Curley grants Ringo his freedom so that he can avenge the murder of his family, and after gunning down the Plummers, Ringo and Dallas ride off into the night to begin life anew at his ranch across the border"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

6 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

16 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las d'Hollywood, un réalisateur de comédies décide tourner un film plus dramatique et ancré dans la réalité. Vêtu tel un vagabond, avec 10 cents en poche, il entreprend un voyage initiatique pour mieux comprendre les milieux défavorisés, accompagné d'une actrice désenchantée
The Star by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie queen Margaret Elliot's popularity and fortune have gone bad. But she's sure she can jump-start her dimming career. "One good picture is all I need" she says
The comancheros by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Cutter [is] a fearless Texas Ranger determined to crush a violent gang of gunrunners and theives known as The Comancheros. Through an unlikely turn of events, Cutter enlists the help of his own prisoners to accomplish his mission"--Container
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hail the conquering hero: A quirky soldier (Eddie Bracken) gets an unexpected homecoming when a group of uproarious marines decides to "make" a hero out of the comic misfit
The Cecil B. DeMille collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience the breathtaking dangers and delights of ancient Rome in The sign of the cross; trek through a perilous jungle with Four frightened people; thrill to the passion, suspense and intrigue of Cleopatra; journey back in time with the glorious story of The crusades; and see how the West was really won in the explosive Union Pacific."--Container
The flying deuces by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

21 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complications arise as Stan and Ollie join the Foreign Legion to help Ollie forget his troubled romantic past. Fast-paced good comedy has Ollie ending up reincarnated as a mule
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois collègues de travail font croire à un doux rêveur qu'il a gagné 25 000 dollars à un concours de slogans organisé par une marque de café. Comédie de moeurs avec un soupçon de satire sociale sur le capitalisme, avec la Grande dépression des années 1930 en toile de fond
This is cinerama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented in the "Smilebox" curved screen simulation. On the evening of September 30, 1952, the shape and sound of movies changed forever with the introduction of cinerama. This unique widescreen process was launched when television was deemed as a major threat to U.S. film exhibition. Fred Waller, cinerama's creator, had indeed labored that long on his dream of a motion picture experience that would recreate the full range of human vision. It used three cameras and three projectors on a curved screen 146ʻ deep. In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of its premiere, Flicker Alley is proud to present This is cinerama (Academy Award Winner*), exactly as seen by over 20,000,000 viewers in its original roadshow version. Travel around the world with cinerama, from Venice to Madrid, from Edinburgh Castle to the La Scala opera house in Milan, and concluding with a flight across America in the nose of a B-25 bomber. Experience this cinema classic once again in this unique "Smilebox" curved screen simulation! (*1953 - Scientific Technical Award to inventor Fred Waller)
Locos del aire The flying deuces( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un hombre sufre un desengaño amoroso al descubrir que la chica a la que ama está casada con un soldado. Pretende suicidarse con la ayuda de un amigo, pero mientras lo intenta aparece un oficial de la Legión Extranjera que los anima a alistarse, asegurándoles que en pocos días olvidarán lo sucedido. Una vez allí, las aventuras se sucederán con cómicos resultados
The scalphunters : original motion picture score by Elmer Bernstein( Recording )

3 editions published in 1968 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WILLSON, M.: Unsinkable Molly Brown (The) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Armbruster)( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying deuces Leteči katastrofi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel & Hardy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two feature films and several silent short films are presented in this collection featuring the comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The last short The stolen jools features most of the movie stars of 1931
Henderson, R.: Good News (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Mgm Studio Orchestra, Hayton)( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous Dorseys by Alfred E Green( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical lives of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey are portrayed in this biographical film
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Sullivan's travels Sullivan's travels
CamelotThe miracle of Morgan's CreekSullivan's travels
Alternative Names
Leo Shuken Amerikaans componist (1906-1976)

Leo Shuken amerikanischer Filmkomponist, Arrangeur und musikalischer Leiter

Leo Shuken amerikansk komponist

Leo Shuken amerikansk kompositör

Leo Shuken compositeur américain

Leo Shuken compositor estadounidense

Leo Shuken compositore statunitense

Shuken Leon 1906-1976

Shuken, Lew

Shuken Lew 1906-1976

ליאו שוקן מלחין אמריקאי

لئو شوکن آهنگساز آمریکایی


English (70)

Spanish (18)

French (6)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)