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Elsom, Isobel 1893-1981

Overview
Works: 51 works in 122 publications in 6 languages and 3,076 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  Legal films  Comedy films  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Isobel Elsom
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

54 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client
Deep in my heart by Stanley Donen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Broadway swings to the jazzy beat of ragtime, Sigmund Romberg continues to play the beautiful waltzes of his native Austria at the Cafe Vienna. Persuaded by the cafe owner to compose in the new style, he creates a hit song, which leads to great musical success, but the woman he loves is reluctant to return his feelings
Ladies in retirement( Visual )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic companion-housekeeper strangles her employer, a retired actress, to prevent the institutionalization of the employer's two mentally ill sisters. Set in a lonely mansion on the Thames estuary
Love from a stranger by Rowland V Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of murders of wealthy women leads police from the United States to Liverpool, England during 1901
Mayerling by Terence Young( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story set in the Austro-Hungarian capital in which married Crown Prince Rudolph of Habsburg meets and falls in love with the beautiful Countess Maria Vetsera ... with tragic consequences
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laserdisc version of four episodes of the long-running television series. All the featured episodes are directed by Hitchcock and contain the plot twists and macabre elements that were a trademark of the series. 'Banquos Chair' and 'Back for Christmas' are also held on 16mm in the collection
Love is a many-splendored thing by Henry King( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the autobiographical novel by Han Suyin, Love is a Many Splendored Thing was evocatively location-filmed in Hong Kong. Jennifer Jones plays Ms. Suyin, a Eurasian doctor and the widow of a Chinese general. An immensely popular tearjerker, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing still holds great appeal for aficionados of good soap operas. As an over-the-top romantic melodrama, it's hard to beat, but those who are not prone to tearing up at the sight of a forlorn Jennifer Jones standing bravely and lonely atop a high, windy hill would be well advised to look elsewhere -- and quickly. Love makes no attempt to disguise its soapiness, and it wears its manipulative nature right out on its sleeve. Fortunately, Love has a couple of classic weeper performances from Jones and William Holden, both of whom knew just how to play this kind of material for maximum effectiveness. Even more fortunately, Love has all the gorgeous surface trappings -- beautiful sets and scenery, gorgeous costumes, sumptuous photography, a sweepingly romantic score -- that provide the real joy in films of this type. The romance ends in tragedy, but with renewed hope for a happier future. The one lasting legacy of Love is a Many Splendored Thing is its Oscar-winning title song, written by Paul Fain and Sammy Webster; Oscars also went to Alfred Newman's musical score and Charles LeMaire's costume design
O toi ma charmante by William A Seiter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sublime Maria est l'aînée des 3 filles d'Edward Acuna, homme d'affaires important. Ce dernier surnommé "l'homme le plus têtu d'Amérique du Sud" cherche à marier sa fille
Désirée by Henry Koster( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an unknown officer named Napoleon, Désirée, a commoner who became a queen, and the rich and powerful Josephine. One of the screen's most accomplished historical romances
The innocents( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Playhouse, operated by Playhouse Enterprises, Inc., Sonny G. Marden, managing director, Peter Cookson presents "The Innocents," a new play by William Archibald, based on Henry James "The Turn of the Screw," music composed by Alex North, with Beatrice Straight, Iris Mann, David Cole, Andrew Duggan, Ella Playwin, and Isobel Elsom, directed by Peter Glenville, setting and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Motley, original ballads by Mr. Archibald and Mr. North
Illegal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambler's ex-wife opens an after-hours casino in order to put her two daughters through school
De retour à Noël( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Señor Verdoux( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Le zinzin d'Hollywood by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

APour Morty S. Tashman, Hollywwod est un lieu magique. Engagé par les studios Paramutual comme garçon de courses, il est choisi par la Direction pour observer les différents services et détecter les fuites en explorant les coulisses
The ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lucy Muir, a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair
Der Bürotrottel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

¡Bang! estás muerto [ ; Regreso por navidad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Hallmark television theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Elsom, Isabel

Elsom, Isabel 1893-1981

Elson, Isobel 1893-1981

Isobel Elsom actrice britannique

Isobel Elsom attrice inglese

Isobel Elsom britische Schauspielerin

Isobel Elsom britisk skodespelar

Isobel Elsom britisk skuespiller

Isobel Elsom Brits actrice (1893-1981)

Isobel Elsom brittisk skådespelare

Reed, Isobel Jeannette 1893-1981

Изобел Элсом

إيزوبيل إلسوم ممثلة بريطانية

ایزابل السوم بازیگر بریتانیایی

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