WorldCat Identities

Leni, Paul 1885-1929

Overview
Works: 53 works in 213 publications in 6 languages and 1,862 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Short films  Experimental films  Abstract films  Expressionist films  History  Haunted house films 
Roles: Director, Illustrator, Author, Performer, Restager , Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Paul Leni
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

40 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

10 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent or sound motion pictures in the United States, Germany, and France, these seventeen short films epitomize the development of experimental film from the 1920's through the 1950's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni( Visual )

50 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential heirs to a large fortune gather at their benefactor's mansion twenty years after his death, but the reading of his will is interrupted by a series of disturbing events
The man who laughs by Paul Leni( Visual )

33 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwynplaine is doomed to live life wearing a perpetual grin. Carved on his face because his father, Lord Clancharlie, had offended England's king. Gwynplaine grows up alongside the beautiful but blind Dea and they fall in love. Queen Anne, meanwhile, has ascended the throne and when she learns that the femme fatale, Duchess Josiana is in possession of the Lord's estates, she decrees that the Duchess must marry Gwynplaine, the rightful heir. Gwynplaine realizes that the duchess' attraction has legitimized his right to love Dea, renounces his title and follows his heart to the new World
Paul Leni : Grafik, Theater, Film : eine Ausstellung vom 10. August bis 26. Oktober 1986 im Deutschen Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett : Drehbuch von Henrik Galeen zu Paul Lenis Film von 1923 by Henrik Galeen( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cat and the canary Haunted spooks( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cat and the canary: A beautiful heroine, heiress to a possible fortune, is menaced by a mysterious killer disguised as a hideous monster. Haunted spooks: Unlucky Harold loses every girl he loves until along come Hilary, who needs a husband to inherit a house. The house is haunted by an uncle, but not for long
American silent horror collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the beginnings of horror films from the 1890s through the silent era; an embittered criminal seeks revenge on the doctors who erroneously amputated his legs as a child; possibly insane, an heir to a fortune must spend the night in a creepy mansion to receive the payout; a scientist finds a way to reveal the darkest side of man; with a smile permanently carved into his face, a man becomes a clown and falls for a blind orphan
Ladies of the German cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sappho: The engineer Georg de la Croix suffers a nervous breakdown due to the continuous unfaithfulness of his lover, Dame Sappho. Georg ends up in a lunatic asylum. His brother, Richard wants to avenge him but instead falls in love with the beautiful Dame Sappho. When Herr Richard finds out from a previous lover of Dame Sappho that she was the cause of his brother's insanity, Richard decides to put an end to his affair with her by marrying someone else but he still must see Dame Sappho, even minutes after the wedding. The love turmoil will have a "grand finale" at the end of the film in a magnificent and thrilling scene at the Opera where our heroine will pay for her old and new love sins
Backstairs( Visual )

9 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this early German expressionist film a young woman's love is thwarted by a postman consumed with jealousy who intercepts her beloved's letters to her and who finally slays him. Devastated, she hurls herself from a building and kills herself
L'homme qui rit by Mireille Gamel( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Hugo's The man who laughs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwynplaine is doomed to live life wearing a perpetual grin. Carved on his face because his father, Lord Clancharlie, had offended England's king. Gwynplaine grows up alongside the beautiful but blind Dea and they fall in love. Queen Anne, meanwhile, has ascended the throne and when she learns that the femme fatale, Duchess Josiana is in possession of the Lord's estates, she decrees that the Duchess must marry Gwynplaine, the rightful heir. Gwynplaine realizes that the duchess' attraction has legitimized his right to love Dea, renounces his title and follows his heart to the new World
Expressionismus und Film by Rudolf Kurtz( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El hombre de las figuras de cera = Das Wachsfigurenkabinett = Waxworks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un joven escritor recibe el encargo de narrar las historias que le inspiran algunas de las imágenes expuestas en un pequeño museo de figuras de cera. La primera recreará la vida de un panadero, su mujer y del sultán que le quiere ver muerto. La segunda relatará la trágica historia de Iván el Terrible. Y para finalizar, la tercera parte será una ensoñación protagonizada por el célebre asesino Jack el destripador
La volonté du mort by Paul Leni( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde series 2 experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent or sound motion pictures in the United States, Germany, and France, these seventeen short films epitomize the development of experimental film from the 1920's through the 1950's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
The last warning( Visual )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Laemmle presents The cat and the canary from the stage play by John Willard = Spuk im Schloss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent horror collection clásicos del cine de terror mudo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una joven podrá heredar una suculenta fortuna si demuestra que está totalmente cuerda. Pero no se lo pondrán fácil (El legado tenebroso)
Avant-Garde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.29 for American s ... to 0.98 for The silent ...)

Alternative Names
Leni, Paul Josef 1885-1929

Levi, Paul Josef 1885-1929

Paul Leni décorateur et réalisateur

Paul Leni director de cine de Alemania

Paul Leni Duits filmregisseur

Paul Leni German film director

Paul Leni regista e scenografo tedesco

Лени, Пауль

Пауль Лені

Languages