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Graves, Peter 1926-2010

Works: 580 works in 930 publications in 3 languages and 24,853 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Film noir  Horror films  Parody films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Host, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter Graves
Most widely held works by Peter Graves
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an in-depth look at the tragic life of one the last century's most mysterious writers
William Shakespeare : a life of drama( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare
Michelangelo : artist and man by A. & E. Television Network( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Michelangelo's life and his time, and his works
Winds of war by Robert Mitchum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells an epic story of military strategy, politics, romance, and family conflict set against the backdrop of world events from 1938 through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Follows naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry as he is sent to Berlin as the U.S. Naval attaché. Shows how "Pug" and his family are drawn into the center of the conflicts that lead to America's involvement in World War II as Germany expands and proceeds to seize several border countries, Italy attempts to establish a Fascist colonial empire under Mussolini, and Japan prepares for a major battle with China
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Night of the Hunter -- incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed -- is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic -- also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee -- is cinema's most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil."--Publisher
Susan B. Anthony : rebel for the cause( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of Susan B. Anthony who fought for women's rights, especially the right to vote. Combining archival photographs with dramatic recreations and interviews, shows how Anthony endured threats and ridicule for her efforts to reform unfair laws that governed women
The American Revolution : one nation's rise to independence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the American Revolution using reenactments, commentaries by historical and military experts, and archival materials featuring the people, places and events from 1773 to the end of the war
Henry Ford : Tin Lizzy tycoon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind the automobile giant whose foresight and vision ushered America into a period of epic change
Lewis & Clark : explorers of the new frontier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exciting adventure of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who risked their lives and journeyed over 8,000 miles to chart the overland route to Oregon. Commissioned for the job by President Jefferson, they headed into the wilderness with about 50 men. Along the way, they encountered Indians, collected new plant specimens and minerals, and kept a sharp lookout for grizzly bears. Two years later they returned in triumph
Thomas Jefferson : philosopher of freedom( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesman, scientist, architect and President, he was America's dashing Renaissance man. More than anyone else, Thomas Jefferson defined the principles and ideals of a young nation. Learn why he was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence in spite of his initial misgivings and more
Jackie Robinson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Graves reviews the life of Jackie Robinson, the American hero whose accomplishments went far beyond the ballpark and who personified a new definition of the phrase All-Star
These old broads( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three aging divas and their agent all hate each other, but since they are all desperate for money they agree to reunite for a television special
Pioneers of television( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each episode melds interviews with archival clips to offer a fresh take on televisions founding celebrities. Season two profiles science fiction, crime dramas, kids' shows, and westerns. The Science fiction episode features clips from The twilight zone, Lost in space, Star trek, The lieutenant and Time tunnel. The Western episode features clips from Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The rifleman, The big valley, Daniel Boone, The wild wild west, Maverick, Support your local sheriff, Lady of burlesque, and High chaparral. The Crime dramas episode features clips from Columbo, Dragnet, Freedom highway, Hawaii five-o, I spy, Mannix, Mission impossible, Police woman, Rockford files, Sunset range, Unsolved and Untouchables. The Local kids' TV episode features clips from Wallace and Ladmo show, Bozo's circus, Garfield Goose and friends, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, Muppet commercials, Sam and friends, Time for Beany, Chuck McCann show, Children's corner, Mr. Rogers' neighborhood, Whizzo the clown, Axel and his dog, Terry tell time, Porky Pig, Romper room and Sesame Street
Alaska by James A Michener( Recording )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic novel of the growth of Alaska from unexplored territory through the gold rush of the 1890's and into the 20th century
The adventures of Daniel Boone by George O'Brien( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the true life of Daniel Boone and separates it from the legend
Benedict Arnold : triumph and treason( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the life of Benedict Arnold. Focuses on Arnold's boyhood, early life in business, and entrance into the service. Also covers his marriage to Peggy Shippen, his heroism in 1777, his eventual treason, his life in England, and his death
House on Haunted Hill by William Castle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theme park mogul Steven Price is throwing a strange birthday party for his wife, a scary night in an abandoned insane asylum. He invites five strangers to join them with the promise of a million dollars for those who make it through the night without being scared to death, literally
Moses and the Ten Commandments( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a complex man and a reluctant prophet. But when called upon to save his people, he overcame his doubts and fears and defeated the most powerful empire on earth. Abundant location footage, rare paintings and artifacts are used
Mission: impossible( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Phelps, new head of the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), starts a tape recorder each morning and learns his latest assignment. He picks his team of skilled agents for the next covert mission: Cinnamon Carter is the female seductress, Rollin Hand is the master of disguise, Willie Armitage is the muscle, and Barney Collier is the electronics whiz. With tight, clockwork-precision plots and an array of neat gadgetry, television's coolest spies take us around the world and beyond
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Aurness, Peter

Aurness, Peter 1926-2010

Graves, Peter Aurness 1926-2010

Peter Graves acteur américain

Peter Graves actor estadounidense

Peter Graves Amerikaans filmacteur

Peter Graves attore statunitense

Peter Graves US-amerikanischer Schauspieler (1926-2010)

Petrus Graves

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English (129)

French (7)

German (1)

William Shakespeare : a life of dramaThe American Revolution : one nation's rise to independenceThese old broadsAlaskaMoses and the Ten Commandments