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Elsom, Isobel 1893-1981

Overview
Works: 45 works in 109 publications in 6 languages and 3,017 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Dark comedy films  Legal films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady
Monsieur Verdoux a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 361 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."
Monsieur Verdoux a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 300 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and English and held by 248 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 Zhihua Yang( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 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
The ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, a young widow moves with her daughter 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!
Ladies in retirement( Visual )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 35 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of murders of wealthy women leads police from the United States to Liverpool, England during 1901
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 9 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
You were never lovelier by William A Seiter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 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
Monsieur Verdoux - Der Frauenmörder von Paris( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocents, a new play by William Archibald( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 5 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
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 4 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
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
Mayerling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 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
The errand boy by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in German and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to act as the eyes and ears of a motion picture studio mogul, studio mail room clerk Morty is to roam the lot and report back with any questionable activities. But the shenanigans and hijinks he uncovers are ones of his own doing!
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."
The Hallmark television theatre( Visual )

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

 
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Alternative Names
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

ایزابل السوم بازیگر بریتانیایی

イソベル・エルソム

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