WorldCat Identities

Leni, Paul 1885-1929

Overview
Works: 64 works in 225 publications in 6 languages and 1,880 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Short films  Experimental films  Abstract films  Anthology films  Expressionist films  Haunted house films 
Roles: Director, Author, Illustrator, Performer, Restager , Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Leni
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

35 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 414 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
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni( Visual )

41 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 365 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 )

26 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 349 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
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 307 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
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 experimental films continues Kino's tribute to the Rohauer Collection
Das Wachsfigurenkabinett : Drehbuch von Henrik Galeen zu Paul Lenis Film von 1923 by Henrik Galeen( Book )

5 editions published between 1924 and 1994 in German and held by 56 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cat and the canary ; Haunted spooks( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 36 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 32 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 19 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 by Leopold Jessner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and German and held by 17 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
Paul Leni : Grafik, Theater, Film; eine Ausstellung vom 10. August - 26. Oktober 1986 im Deutschen Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme qui rit by Mireille Gamel( Book )

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

El Legado tenebroso( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 11 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. Si no fuese así, el dinero y algunos diamantes irían a parar a otra persona, cuyo nombre está en un sobre sellado. El señor Crosby, abogado del viejo Cyrus, desaparece antes de poder revelar a Annabelle el nombre que contiene el sobre sellado
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
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954 : films from the Raymond Rohauer collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen examples of avant garde film, including 16 short films and the full-length classic Traité de bave et d'éternité (aka: Venom and eternity)
El hombre que ríe The man who laughs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwynplaine, hijo de Lord Clancharlie, tiene una sonrisa permanente en su rostro esculpida por el Rey, en venganza por la traición del padre de Gwynplaine. Gwynplaine es adoptado por un showman viajero y se convierte en un ídolo popular. Él se enamora de la ciega Dea. Cuando el rey muere, su bufón trata de destruir y corromper a Gwynplaine
L'uomo che ride( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face on King James II orders, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. -- imdb.com
Il castello degli spettri( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il gabinetto delle figure di cera( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 5 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)
 
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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 director de cinema alemany

Paul Leni Duits filmregisseur

Paul Leni German film director

Paul Leni regista e scenografo tedesco

Лени, Пауль

Пауль Лені

ポール・レニ

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