Asther, Nils 1897-1981
Most widely held works about Nils Asther
Most widely held works by Nils Asther
The Bitter tea of General Yen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1933 and 1998 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A tragic tale of a Chinese warlord's unrequited love for an American missionary, set during China's Civil War.
Bluebeard ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
An artist in 19th century Paris strangles his models when they fail to meet his exacting standards of perfection. Lucille, his new model, learns of his shocking secret and bravely vows to bring him to justice.
Our dancing daughters ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Story about an energetic flapper whose flirting and drinking masked her true feelings about love and sex.
Wild orchids ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
On a business trip with her husband to Java, Lillie falls for the handsome Prince de Gace. When her husband learns of his wife's liaison, the film moves to its suspenseful climax: a tiger hunt charged with conflicting emotions of love, betrayal and revenge.
The single standard ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Garbo plays a free spirit who revolts against an era that condones men's amorous dalliances and condemns women for doing the same.
Horror classics. Disk 7 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
[Bluebeard]: An artist in 19th century Paris strangles his models after he paints their portraits. When a detective spots an eery portait of a victum at an artshow, a massive manhunt follows.
Mystery classics ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Collection of 8 classic mystery films. Bluebeard: The authorities have been on the hunt for a serial killer, an artist who strangles his models when they fail to meet his standards of perfection. The death kiss: An actor and notorious womanizer is killed when a prop gun's fake bullets are replaced with real ones. Dressed to kill: Sherlock Holmes sets out to unravel the case of a convict locked away in a British prison who has made music boxes out of stolen engraving plates from the Bank of England. Torture ship: A well-intentioned doctor takes a group of convicts out to sea so he can privately conduct experiments. Murder by television: A murdered professor has recently completed a new invention--the television. One of the suspects is found stabbed to death--but is he really dead or is it just a ruse to throw authorities off course? Terror by night: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on a mission to protect a priceless diamond from falling into the clutches of a master of disguise, Colonel Moran. State Department file 649: A U.S. Foreign Service agent becomes trapped in an isolated North China village by a scheming warlord who is threatening to execute his American hostages. A study in scarlet: Coded messages and calling-card clues keep Sherlock Holmes on his toes as he deduces his way to the truth behind a number of mysterious deaths.
Bluebeard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
An artist in 19th century Paris strangles his models after he paints their portraits. When a detective spots an eerie portrait of a victim at an artshow, a massive manhunt follows.
Submarine alert ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Lee Deerhold (Richard Arlen) is an out-of-work radio engineer caring for a sick child. He is approached by two men who recruit him to work on a secret project. Lee soon realizes he is working for Nazi spies on the illegal transmitter designed to located and obliterated Allied ships. The FBI and American military join in the race to locate and destroy the enemy's transmitter before more American lives are lost"--Container.
Narrens väg : ingen gudasaga : memoarer by Nils Asther ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Horror classics. Disc seven 50 movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of classic films featuring monsters, aliens, and the unknown.
Chu Chin Chow. [Disc 3], Abdul the damned ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Sultan of Turkey, at the turn of the Century, was Abdul Hamid. He decides to hire a double to impersonate him. Was the real Hamid wounded, and is Turkey's government going to fall?
Our dancing daughters ; Our modern maidens ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Our dancing daughters is a story about an energetic flapper whose flirting and drinking masked her true feelings about love and sex.
La grande muraille by Frank Capra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Barbe bleue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The bitter tea of General Yen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Barba azul ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
Un peligroso asesino, apodado Barba Azul, tiene aterrorizados a los habitantes de París. A todos menos a Lucille, una modesta costurera que, desoyendo el clamor popular, decide salir a dar un paseo nocturno por la ciudad. Gracias a ello conocerá a Gaston Morrell, un titiritero que le ofrecerá trabajo como modista en su espectáculo de marionetas. La llegada de Lucille a la compañía provocará los inevitables celos de Renee, la amante de Gaston. Lo que ninguna de las dos conoce es que Gaston posee una cara oculta que desearían no conocer jamás.
The hour before the dawn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A conscientious objector discovers a spy working for him as a governess, kills her, and joins the Royal Air Force.
If I were free ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Gordon Evers, a dignified middle-aged barrister, is depressed and suicidal following an injury suffered during WWI. Sarah Cazenove, an antique dealer, is likewise depressed and suicidal due to her husband's dishonesty and unfaithfulness. Gordon and Sarah fall in love. The relationship is healing for both, but society frowns on their liaison as both are still married.
Studio one-- "The magic lantern ( )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Adultery Alcoholics Artists Artists' models California--San Francisco China Civil War (China : 1945-1949) Dating (Social customs) Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama Europeans Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Film noir France Historical films History Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Horror films Indonesia--Java Jealousy Man-woman relationships Married people Melodramas (Motion pictures) Missionaries Missionaries, Medical Murder Murder--Investigation Promiscuity Revenge Seduction Sherlock Holmes films Silent films Silent films Single women--Sexual behavior St. Johns, Adela Rogers Thrillers (Motion pictures) Tiger hunting Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings Warlordism Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) Women dancers Wong, Mr. (Fictitious character) Zombie films
Asther, Niels 1897-1981