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Heston, Charlton

Works: 1,362 works in 3,628 publications in 8 languages and 77,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Diaries  Film and video adaptations  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Speaker, Director, Adapter, Author, Commentator, Costume designer, Host, Interviewee, Other, Scenarist, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charlton Heston
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Most widely held works by Charlton Heston
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

232 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 5,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

101 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore( Visual )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, plots revenge on his uncle Claudius (the current king) for the murder of the Prince's father (the previous king, King Hamlet)
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

76 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Planet of the apes by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

92 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four American astronauts crash-land on a strange planet ruled by apes
El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )

118 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided between his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassnated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain
Soylent green by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlton Heston plays a cop in this 21st century science-fiction horror story. The setting is New York, teeming with 40 million citizens, most of whom are out of work. Environmental erosion is almost complete and voluntary death is encouraged by government-sponsored clinics. For their food, the people have grown to rely almost totally on a greenish, wafer-like substance called soylent. As Heston investigates the murder of a magnate in the dictatorial Soylent Company, he comes face to face with the hideous truth about the secret ingredient of "Soylent Green."
The greatest show on earth by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top
Midway( Visual )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
The big country by William Wyler( Visual )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired ship captain moves west to marry and start life over as a rancher. He finds himself between two families at war over cattle watering rights, unaccepted by the local people, and in a deteriorating relationship
Tombstone by Andrew Vajna( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, together, they team up to lay down the law in Tombstone, Arizona, where there will be a notorious showdown with ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assasinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
True lies by James Cameron( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Tasker is a top spy for the ultra-secret Omega Sector, but his wife thinks he's just a boring computer salesman. Then his two lives collide when he and his wife find themselves kidnapped by international terrorists
Armageddon by Michael Bay( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. government calls upon an oil-well driller and his colorful crew to save the world by flying to an asteroid that's on a collision course for earth and setting off a nuclear bomb to divert it
The agony and the ecstasy by Carol Reed( Visual )

37 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama depicting Michelangelo's artistic conflicts with Pope Julius II, who commissions him to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Alaska by Fraser C Heston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenagers challenge both nature and themselves on a death-defying mission through the arctic wilderness
Beneath the planet of the apes by Ted Post( Visual )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astronaut gets thrown through a portal and into the future. When he lands on the ape planet, he finds a subterranean world where highly advanced humans live in New York City's former subway system in fear of militaristic gorillas and worship a weapon capable of detroying the entire planet
The omega man( Visual )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the future where biological warfare has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. He fends off attacks by The Family-- sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa, another infected survivor, and guardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope
Cats & dogs by Lawrence Guterman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know to be man's best friends, cats and dogs have engaged in a fierce and merciless battle. Now, Mr. Tinkles, a ruthless cat, is plotting intensively to achieve nothing less than world domination. His main target is Professor Brody. The professor is working on a medication that will rid people of their dog hair allergies. Mr. Tinkles strives to get to the substance and have it analyzed. He then means to have it altered so that all humans of the world become allergic to any kind of dog. Cats would rule and dogs would then be exterminated. Lou is the Brody family's new puppy. He has never heard of dog agents and the major protective mission they fulfill towards the unsuspecting Brody family. Lou, along with Butch and a few other dog agents from the neighborhood desperately tries to hinder Mr. Tinkles in his sinister plans to take over the world
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The ten commandments
Alternative Names
Carter, Charle

Carter, Charles, 1923-2008.

Carter, Charles 1924-

Carter, Charles 1924-2008

Carter, John Carlton.

Carter, John Charles

Carter, John Charles, 1923-2008.

Carter, John Charles 1924-2008

Carter, John Charleton

Carter, John Charleton, 1923-2008.

Carter, John Charleton 1924-2008

Carter, John Charlton

Carter, John Charlton, 1923-2008.

Carter, John Charlton 1924-2008

Easton, Charles, 1923-2008.

Easton, Charles 1924-2008

Easton, Charlton

Heston, Charlton

Heston, Chuck

Heston, Chuck, 1923-2008.

Heston, Chuck 1924-2008

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