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Leni, Paul 1885-1929

Overview
Works: 70 works in 181 publications in 5 languages and 1,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Director, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Paul Leni
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954 ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 386 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
Waxworks by Paul Leni ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look at the owner's pretty daughter, starts writing stories featuring the models, the daughter and himself
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1927 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 345 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 ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 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
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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Leni : Grafik, Theater, Film : eine Ausstellung vom 10. August bis 26. Oktober 1986 im Deutschen Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cat and the canary Haunted spooks ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 45 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 34 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 14 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 )
8 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and held by 14 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 12 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il gabinetto delle figure di cera ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un giovane poeta viene ingaggiato dal proprietario di un museo delle cere per animare attraverso tre storie altrettante statue esposte nel museo, Ivan il Terribile, Jack lo squartatore e il califfo di Bagdad Harun Al-Rashid. (Mymovies)
El legado tenebroso = The cat and the canary ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los parientes del viejo rico Cyrus West están esperando su muerte para heredar. Pero el viejo Cyrus estipula que su voluntad deberá ser leída 20 años después de su muerte. Durante el día designado, sus expectantes herederos llegan a su mansión. La voluntad es leída y resulta que la única heredera es Annabelle West, siempre y cuando ella demuestre que está cuerda
El Legado tenebroso ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Hombre que ríe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avant-Garde ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La volonté du mort by Paul Leni ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last warning ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Levi, Paul Josef 1885-1929
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