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Leisen, Mitchell 1898-1972

Works: 198 works in 324 publications in 6 languages and 4,975 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  History  Musical films  Interviews  Silent films  Fiction  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Director, Costume designer, Producer, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mitchell Leisen
Marlene Dietrich the glamour collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 489 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
The twilight zone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 439 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
Midnight ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 426 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 thief of Bagdad an Arabian Nights fantasy by Raoul Walsh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 384 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 359 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 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Torch singer: Claudette Colbert plays a sexy radio chanteuse who passes her time with an entourage of drunken debauched friends while raising her child born out of wedlock. The Code prohibited stories of illicit love and drunkenness
Remember the night ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 263 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 Glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 219 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 copule - she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Death takes a holiday ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 184 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 170 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bluebeard's eighth wife: Mademoiselle Nicole is the lovely daughter of a destitute French aristocrat. She catches the eye of a dashing millionaire. After a brief courtship she accepts his marriage proposal. On their wedding day she is shocked to learn her betrothed has been married seven times before and determines to teach him a lesson
To each his own ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. After a scheme to adopt him ends up giving him to another family, she devotes herself to loving him from afar
The Sign of the cross ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 99 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
Swing high, swing low ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 95 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 92 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and Italian 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 79 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 68 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 )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English lady falls madly in love with a French pirate
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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
Leisen, Mitele, 1898-1972