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Cushing, Peter 1913-1994

Works: 629 works in 1,636 publications in 6 languages and 20,173 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Vampire films  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Photographer, Other, wpr, Contributor, Commentator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Peter Cushing
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

154 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Star Wars trilogy( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction tales of derring-do, heroism and romance. Set in the distant past, they relate the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they battle the forces of the evil Imperial Army
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pictorial splendor. A spectacle of tremendous size!"--Variety
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an "Elvis" movie and a World War II "underground resistance" thriller. In his film debut, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a Presley-like American rock idol sent behind the Iron Curtain on a goodwill tour. Before long, he is involved in a complex espionage scheme thanks to beautiful Lucy Gutteridge, the daughter of a scientist (Michael Gough) held captive by the Communists. Also essential to the action is flamboyant resistance leader Christopher Villiers, who behaves like Victor Mature in Betrayed (1954) and talks like James Mason. Adhering to Z-A-Z's cheerful disregard for people, places and events, the East Germans are depicted as Nazis, while the Underground is comprised of Frenchmen. The plot is mainly an excuse for the Z-A-Z team's fondness for joke-a-minute lampoonery, skewering cinematic targets ranging from The Blue Lagoon (1980) to The Wizard of Oz (1939). As in Z-A-Z's other efforts, Top Secret! scores its biggest yocks when invoking cliches that we never realized were cliches-and falls on its face whenever attempting a too-obvious gag (the biggest clinker: that pigeon statue in the park). Everyone has his or her favorite bits in this film: our faves include the resistance fighter named Deja Vu ("Haven't we met somewhere before "), Kilmer's horrible nightmare while being tortured (he arrives too late to take final exams), the army-booted cow, the sensitive Pinto, and the East German National Anthem, sung to the tune of the Shorewood (Wisconsin) High School marching song. But let's say no more: comedy of this nature is designed to be seen, not written or read about
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker travels to Count Dracula's castle to act his librarian. Harker--actually there to try to kill Dracula--is first attacked by Dracula's female companion, then killed by the Count himself. Harker's friend, Dr Van Helsing, arrives to investigate his disappearance and swears to track the vampire down and to kill him by whatever means necessary. Voyaging to London, Dracula pursues Harker's fiancée Lucy and her sister Mina. Mina's husband Arthur Holmwood tries to assist Van Helsing, who doggedly stalks the vampire in hopes of defeating him
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( Visual )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate
The Sherlock Holmes collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the only six surviving episodes from the classic BBC series and this is the first time they are available in North America
Star wars original trilogy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction tales of derring-do, heroism and romance. Set in the future, they relate the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they battle the forces of the evil Imperial army
The end of the affair by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love, then she mysteriously ends the affair
The mummy by Terence Fisher( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three British archaeologists discover the grave of an important Egyptian female priest who has died about four millenia ago. But when they open it a bad curse falls on them for having woken up the mighty guard of the grave who was buried with the priest
The curse of Frankenstein( Visual )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young German nobleman has uncovered life's mystery and unleashed a chain of blood-curdling terrors that seem similar to the monstrous horrors of a generation earlier. Outraged, the local citizenry imprisons the nobleman and condemns him to death, hoping to blot his family's ignominious name. The townspeople now understand something their forebears did not--the young man's name is more than a name, it's the curse of Frankenstein
Horror express by Christopher Lee( Visual )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frozen specimen of what may be the missing link is discovered in Manchuria, an English anthropologist supervises its transport to Europe aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. During the trip the creature awakens and goes on a rampage of mayhem and death
A Tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ultimate tale of love, honor, and sacrifice during the bloodstained French Revolution is movingly brought to life in this sumptuous production ... which thrillingly captures all the drama and emotion of one of history's most tumultuous eras"--Container
Star Wars, the complete saga( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection includes : Star Wars - Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999) (PG) ; Star Wars - Episode II Attack Of The Clones (2002) (PG) ; Star Wars - Episode III Revenge Of The Sith (2005) (PG-13) ; Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) (PG) ; Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (PG) ; and Star Wars - Return Of The Jedi (1983) (PG)
Sword of the valiant : the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest legends ever told - the story of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is brought to life in this bold and spectacular rendition of the age-old adventure tale from the producers of King Solomon's Mines and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. When the mysterious Green Knight (Sean Connery) makes a spectacular entrance into King Arthur's fabled court unannounced he lays down a most remarkable challenge, speaking in fantastical rhymes and riddles, gathering the attention of all, he goads the king's men into taking up the gauntlet in order to prove their loyalty and worth. The only one to accept the challenge is the young and valiant Sir Gawain (Miles O'Keefe, Tarzan, the Ape Man). Knighted and blessed by King Arthur (Trevor Howard, The Third Man) and presented with his ceremonial armour Sir Gawain sets out with a loyal servant to accomplish a seemingly chivalrous task far beyond the kingdom of Camelot, in search of the answer to The Green Knight's riddle"--Container
The blood beast terror( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classically told monster movie directed by Vernon Sewell is set in motion when mutilated bodies begin appearing in the English countryside, drained of blood. Horror icon Peter Cushing stars as Detective Inspector Quennell, brought in to investigate the deaths
The Satanic rites of Dracula( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) leads a satanic cult of prominent citizens intent on unleashing a mutated form of the plague virus onto the world
Frankenstein must be destroyed by Terence Fisher( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frankenstein pioneers research in brain transplants -- but the procedure is imperfect."--Container
The Hammer horror series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil of Frankenstein: "On the run from irate villagers for his unorthodox experiments, Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Hans uncover his original creature, long though destroyed, preserved in ice. While resurrecting the monster in his new laboratory, Dr. Frankenstein discovers that its brain is dormant. Only Zoltan, a mystical hypnotist, can revive the monster. But Zoltan uses the creature for his own selfish purposes and unleashes a violent chain of events."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alexander the Great
DraculaThe end of the affairThe mummyThe Satanic rites of DraculaThe Hammer horror seriesChristopher Lee and Peter Cushing and horror cinema : a filmography of their 22 collaborationsAn actor, and a rare one : Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes
Alternative Names
Cushing, Peter, 1913-

Cushing, Peter, 1913-1994

Cushing, Peter Wilton 1913-1994

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Petrus Cushing

Piter Kaşinq

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Питер Кашинг

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Пітер Кашинг

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