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Welles, Orson 1915-1985

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Most widely held works by Orson Welles
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles ( Visual )
312 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
The third man by Carol Reed ( Visual )
212 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 3,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Touch of evil by Orson Welles ( Visual )
108 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,850 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
Moby Dick by John Huston ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life-- revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles ( Visual )
106 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
The Citizen Kane book : Raising Kane by Pauline Kael ( Book )
46 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
129 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their crimes proves their undoing. The 21 minutes cut upon its initial release have been put back, and the original soundtrack, with the cast using Scottish accents has been restored
The stranger by Edward G Robinson ( Visual )
161 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after World War II to lead the Allies to a notorious spy planning to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of a group of flyers in the Mediterranean in 1944"--Excerpted from case
Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century in India, a young mongoose is adopted by a British family. Protecting his family to the death, Rikki battles two evil cobras who want to kill the humans in order to safely hatch their eggs
The Trial by Orson Welles ( Visual )
125 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime
Jane Eyre by Orson Welles ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane comes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estates. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness
The lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal frustrated wife. The film culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution and some parts of history that never quite made it to the textbooks
King of kings by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the public ministry of Jesus Christ
The war of the worlds by Howard Koch ( Recording )
60 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictional account of a Martian invasion of earth. The script, Invasion from Mars, was written by Howard Koch and was based on the novella by H.G. Wells
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior
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Alternative Names
Gouels, Orson.
Gouels, Orson 1915-1985
Jeeves, O.W. 1915-1985
Orson Welles
Spelvin, G.O. 1915-1985
Uėlls, Orson 1915-1985
Welles, George O. 1915-1985
Welles, George Orson.
Welles, George Orson 1915-1985
Welles, Orson 1915-
Yèlls, Orson.
أورسون ويلز، 1915-1985
ウェルズ, オーソン