WorldCat Identities

Leigh, Janet

Works: 362 works in 1,057 publications in 7 languages and 25,521 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Christmas films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Commentator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PZ7.A335, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Leigh
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
131 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )
51 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Mahchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning that transform Harvey into a human time bomb
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )
71 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,792 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
Bye bye Birdie ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho by Robert Bloch( Visual )
20 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disgruntled Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She only gets to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks and they cannot get married because of Sam's alimony high payments. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and run, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )
12 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows
The naked spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three,' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas." -- Container
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )
22 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
Harper ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire
House of destiny by Janet Leigh( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bellboy rises to become a famous Hollywood producer. While working in a resort, the bellboy, Jude Abavas, meets an actor who hires him as a personal assistant. The job is Jude's first step to fame, but brings drama when the actor steals his woman
The dream factory by Janet Leigh( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Eve Handel, one of the few women in Hollywood with the power to make or break a star, is hospitalized due to a life-threatening illness, those closest to her become concerned for their reputations, because Eve's journal full of dark secrets is missing
Scaramouche by George Sidney( Visual )
25 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disguised as a stage clown, Andre Moreau perfects his skill as a swordsman in order to strike a blow for the French Revolution
My sister Eileen by Richard Quine( Visual )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Ohio girls move to New York City to seek their fortunes: Eileen as an actress, her sister as a writer. Their apartment is a magnet for an assortment of zany characters, winding up with unwanted South American sailors who form a conga line
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )
6 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
Angels in the outfield ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angels join the Pittsburgh Pirates on the field for a wild race to the world series
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )
5 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
Act of violence Mystery street ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery street (1950): Vivian is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod. Once there, she strands Henry. Months later, a skeleton is found on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to find the victim's identity and killer
Bye bye Birdie an original soundtrack recording by Charles Strouse( Recording )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Brandt, Janet Leigh.
Brandt, Janet Leigh 1927-2004
Morrison, Janet Helen
Morrison, Jeanette 1927-2004
Morrison, Jeanette Helen.
Morrison, Jeanette Helen 1927-2004
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English (447)
German (19)
French (11)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (4)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)