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Laughton, Charles 1899-1962

Works: 923 works in 3,125 publications in 8 languages and 34,746 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romances  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Narrator, Translator, Editor, Restager , Other, Producer, Costume designer, Speaker, fmd, Film editor, Contributor, Singer, Host, Librettist, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charles Laughton
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Most widely held works by Charles Laughton
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

73 editions published between 1935 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

66 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

136 editions published between 1955 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

72 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her" description
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

132 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope ("a queer tube thing"), that is being sold in Amsterdam. Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation. He gains an increase in his salary, but within a short time his ruse is discovered. Galileo then uses the telescope for careful observations of the Moon and the planets, and he discovers the moons orbiting Jupiter. His observations strongly support Nicolaus Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Solar System, which is counter both to popular belief and to the doctrine of the powerful Roman Catholic Church. He furthermore publishes in vernacular Italian, rather than traditional scientific Latin, thus making his work and conclusions more accessible to the common people. His daughter's engagement to a well-off young man (with whom she is genuinely in love) is broken because of Galileo's reluctance to distance himself from his unorthodox teachings. Galileo is brought to the Vatican in Rome for interrogation by the Inquisition. Upon being threatened with torture, he recants his teachings. His students are shocked by his surrender in the face of pressure from the church authorities. Galileo, old and broken, now living under house arrest with a priest monitoring his activities, is visited by one of his former pupils, Andrea. Galileo gives him a book (Two New Sciences) containing all his scientific discoveries, asking him to smuggle it out of Italy for dissemination abroad. Andrea now believes Galileo's actions were heroic and that he just recanted to fool the ecclesiastical authorities. However, Galileo insists his actions had nothing to do with heroism but were merely the result of self-interest
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Senate subcommittee meets to confirm the President's controversial nominee for Secretary of State
Spartacus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( Visual )

84 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant glimpse into the bedrooms of the infamous king and his six wives."--Container
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

53 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughton is a master storyteller, and here he has compiled the stories he has read aloud with greatest success-- sixty tales from Biblical passages and Aesop fables, to Kipling and Thurber
Les Misérables( Visual )

32 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Valjean is a young man accused of stealing. He escapes prison and spends the rest of his life miserable and being chased by one man: a policeman named Javert
Island of lost souls( Visual )

7 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 593 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
The big clock by John Farrow( Visual )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2021 in English and Multiple languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container
Rembrandt by Alex Korda( Visual )

63 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with Rembrandt in his prime, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression following the death of his wife."--Container
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 512 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
Captain Kidd by Rowland V Lee( Visual )

69 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate Captain Kidd tricks King William III into giving him royal orders, but enemies (whom he believes to be dead) return to see him hanged
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Čārlzs Lotons

Carolus Laughton

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton acteur et réalisateur britannique

Charles Laughton actor, guionista, produtor e director de cine e de teatro británico nacionalizado estadounidense

Charles Laughton actor y director de cine y teatro

Charles Laughton Aktor dan Sutradara Amerika

Charles Laughton amerikanesche Schauspiller a Regisseur

Charles Laughton attore e regista britannico

Charles Laughton britischer, ab 1950 US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Charles Laughton Brits filmregisseur

Charles Laughton britský herec a režisér

Charles Laughton brittisk skådespelare och filmregissör

Charles Laughton English-born American stage and film actor and director (1899-1962)

Charles Laughton İngiltere doğumlu Amerikalı sahne ve film aktörü ve yönetmeni

Charles Laughton Ingles-Amerikano nga aktor

Charles Laughton Oscar-díjas angol színész, rendező

Charles Laughton pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Laughton, Charles

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Lauton, Charl'z 1899-1962

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