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Leisen, Mitchell 1898-1972

Works: 196 works in 341 publications in 4 languages and 5,086 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Interviews  Silent films  Fiction  Science fiction television programs  Fantasy television programs 
Roles: Director, Costume designer, fmp, fld, Author, Performer, Producer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mitchell Leisen
Marlene Dietrich the glamour collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission
Midnight ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penniless showgirl, impersonating a Hungarian countess, quickly adapts to her new lifestyle with the help of an aristocrat. But she finds herself falling in love with yet another poor man
The twilight zone ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists
The thief of Bagdad an Arabian Nights fantasy by Raoul Walsh( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill
Easy living by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )
8 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
Pre-code Hollywood collection ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murder at the Vanities: This film is an elaborate showcase for the female form. It violated almost every section of the Code
Remember the night ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way. When she's rejected by her mother, he brings her home to his place where his mother, his aunt and their farmhand, Willie, give her a real Christmas and the love she's never had. Inevitably, Lee and John fall in love -- but there's still a trial ahead
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 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
Death takes a holiday ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grim Reaper takes time off to find out what makes the human world tick. He eventually falls in love
College swing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college. The big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields plays dual roles while Hope juggles three ex-wives and romances Dorothy Lamour
Robin Hood by Allan Dwan( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted (Wallace Beery). As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian (Enid Bennett). When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John (Sam De Grasse) assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice
The Claudette Colbert collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
To each his own ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. Forced to give up her son to another family, she leaves for New York and builds a successful career for herself while loving him from afar
Swing high, swing low ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the stage play Burlesque, this musical drama highlights musician MacMurray's rise to fame and then follows his downward plunge to being, once again, a nonentity
Meet Joe Black by Martin Brest( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Joe Black: Death appears to claim a man who bargains for more time, during which Death falls in love with his daughter
Golden earrings by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )
11 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British agent Ray Milland is escaping from Nazis prior to World War II. He and his partner arrange to meet in Stuttgart to steal Hitler's poison gas formula. He meets the gypsy Marlene Dietrich who helps him disguise himself as a gypsy and complete his mission
No man of her own by Mitchell Leisen( Visual )
6 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However, Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her
The big broadcast of 1938 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1937 and 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This was the fourth, and the last, of the "Big Broadcast" films, and it introduced Bob Hope. Bob hope and Shirley Ross stole the show with their rendition of "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Oscar for Best Song of 1938 and became Hope's theme song!"--Container
Frenchman's Creek ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate
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Leisen, J. M. 1898-1972
Leisen, J. M. (James Mitchell), 1898-1972
Leisen J. Mitchell 1898-1972
Leisen, J. Mitchell (James Mitchell), 1898-1972
Leisen James Mitchell 1898-1972
Leisen, Mitch 1898-1972
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