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Kahn, Madeline

Works: 228 works in 572 publications in 5 languages and 23,142 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  History  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Madeline Kahn
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks( Visual )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name
An American tail by Don Bluth( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian mouse lands in New York in the 1880s, only to be separated from his family. He must now learn to live on the streets and evade the mean cats
A bug's life by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cute and clever, "A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs! Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers
Clue( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery story based on the famous Parker Bros. game, including three surprise alternative endings
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... shows a rather different side of Moses, the Stone Age and the Roman Empire - in which Brooks is a stand-up philosopher playing Caesar's Palace. Next, the truth is finally told about the Spanish Inquisition in a splashy production number featuring song-and-dance monks and swimming nuns ... It's history as you've never known it - completely irreverent and positively hilarious. -- Container
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 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
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streisand picks up befuddled musicologist (O'Neal) who has a red plaid traveling bag like hers. Two other hotel guests also own identical bags, one holding jewelry, and the other, top secret government documents. When the bags get mixed up, the result is hilarious chaos
High anxiety by Mel Brooks( Visual )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this manic spoof of Hitchcock, a neurotic psychiatrist becomes the new head of a sanitarium and is caught up in kidnapping, murder, and mistaken identity
Paper moon by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in German and English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly orphaned Addie falls into the care of a small-time con artist and turns out to be better at it than he is. Set in Depression-era Kansas
Mixed nuts by Nora Ephron( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild and wacky comedy about oddball characters in Los Angeles at Christmastime, centered around a suicide hotline service
Betsy's wedding( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric family copes with a daughter's wedding. Coping includes accidental meetings with the mob, oddball romances, revenge schemes and more!
My little pony the movie by Danny DeVito( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Ponies must stop the evil witch Hydia and her two incompetent daughters Reeka and Draggle from covering Dream Valley in a purple goo called "the Smooze." The Little Ponies find help from the friendly Grundles and the magic powers of the Flutter Ponies
The cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Falk plays a worldly, cynical gumshoe who takes on San Francisco, thugs, crooks, Nazis, femme fatales and the Golden Gate Bridge in this tribute to Bogie and the Hammett/Chandler school of hard-boiled detectives
Dr. Seuss's sleep book plus hunches in bunches by Seuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two favorite stories from Dr. Seuss will delight children with the outrageous activities of sleepers and dreamers in The sleep book ; and a hero in Hunches in bunches who has trouble making up his mind about what to do
Nixon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a riveting look at the complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power. His involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States
Danny Kaye in Two by two : original Broadway cast by Richard Rodgers( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the Tony Awards the plays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of dramatic scenes from various Broadway plays, as performed on the Tony Awards by the original cast members between 1969 and 2001
The adventure of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigerson Holmes, brother of Sherlock, plays super detective in a plot against Queen Victoria
On the Twentieth Century original Broadway cast by Cy Coleman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Kahn Madeleine 1942-1999

Kahn, Madeliene 1942-1999

Kahn, Madeline 1942-1999

Madeline Kahn actrice amricaine

Madeline Kahn actriz estadounidense

Madeline Kahn Amerikaans acteur

Madeline Kahn amerikansk skdespelare

Madeline Kahn amerikansk skodespelar

Madeline Kahn amerikansk skuespiller

Madeline Kahn amerykańska aktorka teatralna i telewizyjna

Madeline Kahn attrice statunitense

Madeline Kahn US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Madeline Kahn yhdysvaltalainen nyttelij

Wolfson, Madeline Gail

Кан, Мэдлин

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English (262)

German (15)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

A bug's lifeClueWhat's up, doc?Paper moonBetsy's weddingThe cheap detectiveThe best of the Tony Awards the plays