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Mason, James 1909-1984

Overview
Works: 865 works in 2,786 publications in 7 languages and 43,119 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Melodrama  Filmed plays  Action and adventure films  Epic films  War films  Biographical films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Producer, Author, Editor, Costume designer, Commentator, Contributor, Recipient, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by James Mason
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

108 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive for an American spy
Lolita by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

104 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Kubrick's sixth film is a brilliant, sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet infamous 1955 novel. It chronicles a middle-aged literature professor's unusual and doomed sexual passion/obsession for a seductively precocious pubescent "nymphet" named Lolita. Thanks to the film industry's production code, the film is mostly suggestive, with numerous double entendres and metaphoric sexual situations, while the story has been transformed into a black comedy and murder mystery. The film lacks the element that enabled most readers to understand the novel--Humbert Humbert's exquisite inner voice. As a consequence the film is big, luxurious, and full of a barren, cold humor, yet a visual tour-de-force in elegant black-and-white
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

68 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

53 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case against seemingly insurmountable opposition
Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trouble-shooting 19th century seaman is trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with a scientist and a diver, they set sail to investigate. They are promptly captured by the megalomaniacal Captain Nemo, who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine
Journey to the center of the earth by Henry Levin( Visual )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daring scientist leads an expedition into the interior of the Earth, where fierce dinosaurs and an intelligent reptilian race battle a primitive human civilization
Heaven can wait by Warren Beatty( Visual )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and German and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally goes to heaven after a car accident, and returns to earth in the body of another man who was a corporate giant. After deciding to resume his place with the Rams (by purchasing the team), Pendleton must also deal with the consequences of the former businessman's actions
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and German and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Nazi leaders, escaped from postwar Germany, scheme to return to power. Their plans to dominate the world are based on a bizarre biological experiment undertaken by Josef Mengele: to clone Hitler
20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science-fiction adventure story about a misguided scientific genius who permits three survivors of a destroyed frigate to accompany him and his crew on an undersea trip around the world in the Nautilus, a powerful, awe-inspiring submarine which he designed and built. Time: 1868
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman, not satisfied with the limited life she leads, rebels against conventional society, and finds tragedy. Based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgraced 19th-century British sailor lives nobly among natives. From the Joseph Conrad novel
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( Visual )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opulent beach resort is the setting as Hercules Poirot attempts to unravel the murder of an actress everyone has reason to hate
The blue max( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged
Georgy girl( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate
The desert fox the story of Rommel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered. He is given a choice: either face a horrible death by torture or commit suicide. Rommel opts for the latter. The official story given to the press is that Rommel died heroically of his war wounds
Odd man out by Carol Reed( Visual )

38 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An IRA gunman, wounded and on the run in Belfast, is helped and hindered by a variety of people. James Mason stars in this suspense classic
Bigger than life by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. "This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking -- and wildly entertaining."--Jacket
Cross of iron by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and French and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle-hardened German sergeant tries to hold his platoon together on the Russian front during WWII. Not only must he try to hold his platoon together, but he must deal with his commander, a glory seeker, who wants to be awarded Germany's highest medal of honor, the "Cross of Iron."
 
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Alternative Names
Džejms Mejson

Iacobus Mason

James Mason acteur britannique

James Mason aktor brytyjski

James Mason anglick herec

James Mason attore britannico

James Mason Brits acteur

James Mason englischer Filmschauspieler

Mason, James Neville.

Τζέιμς Μέισον

Джеймс Мейсън

Джэймс Мэйсан

Мэйсон, Джеймс

Џејмс Мејсон

ג'יימס מייסון

جیمز میسون بازیگر بریتانیایی

제임스 메이슨

ジェームズ・メイソン

占士美臣

詹姆士梅遜

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