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Laemmle, Carl 1867-1939

Works: 122 works in 331 publications in 4 languages and 11,407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror films  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Carl Laemmle, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Carl Laemmle
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 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
The invisible man the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 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
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of Louis XI. Clopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. The courts sentence Quasimodo to a flogging, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Quasimodo falls in love with her. After Clopin forces Esmeralda to leave Phoebus at the ball, she sends a note to Phoebus to meet her at Notre Dame. In the garden, Phoebus is stabbed in the back by Jehan. Esmeralda is accused of stabbing Phoebus, convicted by the courts and sentenced to hang. When Esmeralda again rejects Jehan, he tells her that Phoebus is dead, even though it is not true. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most popular horror classics of all time and an acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen's most understood monster who now longs for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates the ill-faed bride (Elsa Lanchester). Directed by the original's James Whale (his last horror film) and featuring a haunting musical score, The Bride of Frankenstein ranks as one of the finest films not only of the genre, but for all time
Dracula by Tod Browning ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A naive real agent succumbs to the will of the Count Dracula. The two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night
Show boat by George Sidney ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a stage star who falls for the dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal
The man who laughs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man whose features were distorted into a permanent grin by order of King James II becomes a clown with a circus troupe where he falls in love with a beautiful blind girl
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 1999 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Egyptian mummy accidentally revived by a British archaeology team sets out to find his lost love and terrorizes everyone along the way
Lonesome ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early Hollywood gem, Lonesome, is the creation of a little-known, but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos, who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for his lovely New York symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend, employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera, plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Foolish wives by Erich Von Stroheim ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russian Count Sergius Karamzin and his two cousins, the Princesses Olga and Vera Petschnikoff are happily living the high life in Monte Carlo just after the Armistice for WWI. The only problem is that all three are fakes--swindlers, grifters, con artists--who must continually replenish their cash reserves by finding new marks. They are all adept, but the Count excels as a seducer, then blackmailer, of foolish wives. When the newspaper announces the arrival of a special envoy from the United States to the Principality of Monaco, the Count believes he's found a perfect victim for his latest scheme
The good fairy by William Wyler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel and in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greedy relatives assemble in an old mansion to hear the will of an eccentric recluse. The beautiful heroine, heiress to a possible fortune, is menaced by a mysterious killer disguised as a hideous monster. A forerunner to many horror-comedies that reveal seemingly supernatural events as the doings of a human villain, the story features secret passages, vanishing actors and claw-like hands reaching out from the darkness
Foolish wives The man you love to hate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The man you loved to hate blends revealing interviews, rare photographs and clips from von Stroheim's legendary and lesser-known works to create a fascinating tribute to one of American cinema's most complex artists."
Uncle Tom's cabin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential 19th century story of the pre-Civil war South. Peace-loving slave Tom is forced to submit to his sadistic master, the evil Simon Legree. Helpless slaves -- raped, tortured and humiliated -- are eventually driven to rebel against their wicked oppressors
Directed by William Wyler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directed by William Wyler is a tribute to the great Hollywood director William Wyler. Film clips from some of his best loved movies are intercut with anecdotes and reminiscences from such legendary figures as Bette Davis, Billy Wilder, Lillian Hellman, John Huston and Wyler himself. The love trap is a part-silent, part-sound motion picture about a fired chorus girl who is rescued by a young businessman and then must set an elaborate trap for his uncle to regain her new husband's confidence
Blind husbands Die Rache der Berge by Erich Von Stroheim ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, the neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover
His people ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the gap between sources of respect in the old world and paths to success in the new. Two young men stray from traditions cherished by their Russian-immigrant parents, but both generations learn to accept changing circumstances and desires in order to preserve the family as a source of love and self-respect
Weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü The white hell of Pitz Palü ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prime example of the German "mountain film" genre, notable for its impressive photography and uniquely Germanic combination of terror and idealism, about a man who sets out with two companions to conquer an Alpine peak that has already claimed his wife. A rescue attempt is begun on foot and by air when the climbers are trapped on the mountain by avalanches and a sudden storm
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