WorldCat Identities

Rains, Claude 1889-1967

Works: 483 works in 1,499 publications in 7 languages and 32,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Legends  Military history  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Proofreader, Costume designer, Author, Contributor, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claude Rains
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )
38 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 3,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )
54 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )
95 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The adventures of Robin Hood by Errol Flynn( Visual )
36 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicating his life to fighting against tyranny by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens( Visual )
27 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
85 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )
36 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy mother with the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love and personal identity
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )
53 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives
The wolf man by George Waggner( Visual )
37 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larry Talbot returns to his father's castle in Wales. He is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist
The Sea Hawk by Michael Curtiz( Visual )
30 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe is the terror of the Spanish Main, striking crippling blows against the oppressive Spanish war machine, freeing English slaves from the galley ships and filling England's coffers with Spanish gold--with the tacit approval of England's Queen Elizabeth I. When the dashing Thorpe raids and sinks a diplomatic vessel bringing ambassador Don JoseĢ Alvarez de Cordoba and his beautiful niece Dona Maria to England, he's gentlemanly enough to deliver them safely onto English shores--along with the galley full of wrongfully imprisoned slaves. Smarting from this insult, Don Alvarez conspires with the duplicitous Lord Wolfingham to stop Thorpe and smash the Sea Hawks: the small fleet of privateers that stands between England and King Philip of Spain's thirst for global domination!
Phantom of the Opera by Nelson Eddy( Visual )
26 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
Mr. Skeffington ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. But Fanny has always used beauty to manipulate her way through life by encouraging dozens of suitors, even after her marriage. However, when she falls ill her beauty is gone and she is lost. This film deals openly with anti-Semitism, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II
Here comes Mr. Jordan by Alexander Hall( Visual )
15 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe is a boxer who is headed for a championship fight when he is killed in a plane crash. Unfortunately for Joe, he was not supposed to die in the crash, but was instead brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel. It is now up to Mr. Jordan, the angel's boss, to find Joe a new body and give him another chance to fight for the title. Joe meets an idealistic young woman to whom he is immediately smitten, and she gives him a reason to live beyond prize fighting
The prince and the pauper by William Keighley( Visual )
19 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prince and a poor boy exchange places with each other and encounter difficulties as a result of mistaken identity
Alfred Hitchcock presents by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural
The Wolf Man the legacy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man: Graverobbers open the grave of the WolfMan and awake him
Angel on my shoulder by Archie L Mayo( Visual )
50 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murdered gangster forms a pact with the devil in exchange for a temporary return to earth. A classic conflict of good, evil and love
Kings Row ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra by Bernard Shaw( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experience a lavish epic about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt
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Alternative Names
Rains, William Claude.
Rains, William Claude 1889-1967
English (608)
German (10)
French (10)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)