WorldCat Identities

Mason, James 1909-1984

Works: 831 works in 2,547 publications in 7 languages and 43,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Television mini-series 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Producer, Editor, Costume designer, Commentator, Recipient, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Mason
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
104 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive for an American spy
Lolita by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
99 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,956 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 Max Steiner ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,799 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 )
50 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,719 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 )
43 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alcoholic lawyer finds a chance to redeem himself by accepting an unwinnable malpractice case
Journey to the center of the earth by Henry Levin ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,245 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
Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,172 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
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Heaven can wait by Warren Beatty ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and German and held by 935 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. Loose remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan
20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Nemo guides the submarine Nautilus on a memorable voyage below the seven seas
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and German and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project to clone Hitler. Famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman must discover the extent of the terrifying plot and stop it
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman, not satisfied with the limited life she leads, rebels against conventional society, and finds tragedy
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 719 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 )
33 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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 )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate
Georgy girl ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 650 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 blue max ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 649 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
Salem's Lot by Tobe Hooper ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into the sleepy little hamlet of Salem's Lot comes a stranger who unleashes an insidious evil so devastating it threatens to destroy the entire town and everyone in it. Ben Mears, a young novelist, returns home to Salem's Lot, determined to write a book about the eerie old Marsten House which overlooks the town. It is Mears' conviction that the source of all the trouble is the house itself, which he believes attracts evil to it. With the help of his old schoolmaster and a courageous teenager, he unravels the deadly plague that is claiming the lives and souls of the townspeople of Salem's Lot
The desert fox the story of Rommel ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 547 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
The Rise of Greek tragedy Oedipus the king ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, performed in the authentic setting of a fifth-century Greek theater, with the use of masks made after ancient models. Shows how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius
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Alternative Names
Mason, James Neville.
English (607)
German (23)
Spanish (19)
French (15)
Multiple languages (8)
Italian (4)
Polish (1)