WorldCat Identities

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Works: 157 works in 315 publications in 5 languages and 6,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Dystopian films  Detective and mystery films  Apocalyptic films  Comedy films  Beach party films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the last member of the Usher family who is obsessed by generations of evil as he prepares to meet his death
Coffy by Jack Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffy, a young nurse, takes vengeance on the powerful drug ring that destroyed her younger sister's life
Beach blanket bingo by William Asher( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
House of Usher ; The pit and the pendulum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of Usher: An English Lord fears that his sister has been buried alive, and she has. She revives, but not without causing much confusion
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company
Beach party by Orion Pictures Corporation( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bikini beach: Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign
Blacula by William Crain( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of voodoo power versus vampire fury when a crazed member of a voodoo cult unwittingly summons the true prince of darkness, Dracula's bloodbrother, from his eternal grave
The comedy of terrors The raven by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raven: Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
Wild in the streets( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild in the streets: When 15 year olds are given the right to vote, they elect a rock star as president and take over the government enforcing mandatory retirement at age 30
Dressed to kill by Roy William Neill( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large"--Container
The born losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious "half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret" Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community
Cooley High( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun-loving and warm movie about high school life in the 1960's. Preach, a serious-minded writer and Cochise, a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High in Chicago. Together, they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some hustlers, and dream of getting out of their impoverished, rough neighborhood
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
Fireball 500( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fireball 500: Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only revenge to live for
After Sunset: The Life and Times of the Drive-In Theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the subtitle implies, the history of drive-in movie theaters in the United States, chronicling their rise and subsequent fall
Cotton comes to Harlem Hell up in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
Cornbread, Earl and me by Ronald L Fair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornbread, Earl and me: After his brother is killed, a boy and his friend must stand up to the police
Flying through Hollywood by the seat of my pants : from the man who brought you I was a teenage werewolf and Muscle beach party by Samuel Z Arkoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Arkoff, Sam

Arkoff, Samuel Z.

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Samuel Z. Arkoff Amerikaans filmproducent (1918-2001)

Samuel Z. Arkoff amerykański producent filmowy

Samuel Z. Arkoff producteur de films américaine

Samuel Z. Arkoff produttore cinematografico statunitense

Samuel Z. Arkoff US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Аркофф, Сэмюэл Закари

ساموئل زد. آرکوف تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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