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Laughton, Charles 1899-1962

Works: 668 works in 1,971 publications in 7 languages and 30,778 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Legal films  Fiction  Interviews  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Juvenile works  Naval history 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Translator, Editor, Narrator, Singer, Producer, Costume designer, Speaker, Other, tra, Film editor, Host, Librettist, Honoree, Contributor, dir
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 )
65 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,212 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
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )
86 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,333 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
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )
43 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,210 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 )
42 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,673 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )
43 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
74 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 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
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( Visual )
21 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and German and held by 762 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 Valert
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 717 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
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( Visual )
59 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 716 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
Island of lost souls by Erle C Kenton( Visual )
16 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )
36 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 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 Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
30 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( Visual )
41 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 566 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 big clock by John Farrow( Visual )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 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
Captain Kidd ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 527 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 445 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
The old dark house by James Whale( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 391 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
The fabulous country, an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Design for living by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.13 for Captain Ki ... to 1.00 for Have you g ...)
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Alternative Names
Charles Laughton
Laughton, Charles
Lauton, Charl'z 1899-1962
English (680)
German (21)
Spanish (8)
French (7)
Multiple languages (5)
Italian (3)
Russian (2)