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Landau, Ely

Works: 62 works in 289 publications in 2 languages and 11,241 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Documentary films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ely Landau
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
The Pawnbroker by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, Sol Nazerman was a professor. He had a wife, children. Then the Germans came. Sol survived the concentration camp, his family did not. Now, as the pawnbroker in a shop owned by a racketeer, he grows increasingly bitter and callous, withdrawing still further from the world around him. His eager assistant Jesus looks to him as both a teacher and a father figure, but Sol eschews involvement or compassion. This detachment leads to a tragedy, which awakens Sol's humanity, wherein he can finally acknowledge his burden of grief and guilt
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a rag tag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to do the same
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceri. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle aged couple, Agnes and Tobias, find themselves at odds with Agnes' alcoholic sister Clair, their divorce-prone daughter Julia, and their neurotic best friends, Edna and Harry
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
The boondock saints II all saints day by Sean Patrick Flanery( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two teenage boys who become best friends despite huge differences in their upbringing. Danny is the son of an orthodox Hasidic Rabbi. Reuven comes from a progressive Jewish family whose father stands at the forefront of the battle for Israeli statehood. Danny's every moment is devoted to religious study, while Reuven plays jazz piano and is intensely interested in the changing world around him. Their family differences soon force both to make difficult choices
The man in the glass booth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman (Schell) rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse. He is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp? As the trial progresses, the question becomes more confusing
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Butley is a university teacher who avoids his students, and with his mocking wit drives everyone else away
King : a filmed record... Montgomery to Memphis by Landau/Kaplan/Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation( Visual )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King documents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his non-violent campaign for racial equality and justice from 1955-1968. Nothing is contrived and there is no narration, only the stirring words of Dr. King's memorable sermons and speeches. The film is history, unvarnished and unretouched, as recorded by newsreel and television camera of the period ... The live action sequences are linked by a series of short dramatic readings"--Container
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having to much fun!
Lost in the stars by Kurt Weill( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister, searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity, and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax
The Holcroft covenant by Robert Ludlum( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds
The madwoman of Chaillot( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric countess upsets a plan to transform Paris into a giant oilfield
American film theatre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of four film adaptations from a series of contemporary 20th century plays produced as the brainchild of producer Ely Landau, 1974 and 1975
The Greek tycoon by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Tomasis es un griego millonario que vive un romance con Liz Cassidy, la bella viuda de un presidente de Estados Unidos. El lujo, la jet-set, y las riquezas serán los protagonistas de su vida en cómun bajo el sol de Grecia
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
Festen = The celebration by Thomas Vinterberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the sixtieth birthday party of a Danish patriarch, his oldest son Christian reveals a dark family secret that contributed to his twin sister's suicide
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Alternative Names
Ely A. Landau US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmverleiher

Ely Landau Amerikaans filmproducent (1920-1993)

Ely Landau producteur de cinéma américain

Ely Landau produttore cinematografico statunitense

Landau, Ely A. 1920-1993

Landau, Ely Abraham 1920-1993


English (223)

Spanish (11)