WorldCat Identities

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Works: 187 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 6,643 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Horror films  Dystopian films  Comedy films  Beach party films  Musical films  Blaxploitation films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heathcliff and Cathy's tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's retaliation concludes the tale of terror and hatred on the Yorkshire Moors
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher by Patrick Graybill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 363 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 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse turned avenger, becoming a one-woman, anti-drug vigilante who roots out the dealers who "turned on" her 11-year-old sister. This violent, sexy drama is a variation on urban vigilante flicks, where family members fight crime more effectively than the cops, and in much more provocative ways
House of Usher ; The pit and the pendulum by Alan Birkinshaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pit and the pendulum: A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret in her Spanish husband's castle
Beach blanket bingo by MGM Home Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 343 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
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 326 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
Wild in the streets( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 200 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 Brian De Palma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 194 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
Cooley High( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1960s, a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of everyday life growing up in the Chicago housing projects
Beach party by Orion Pictures Corporation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 177 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
The born losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 157 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
The comedy of terrors ; The raven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 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
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remake of 1933's ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, a demented doctor spends years on a desolate tropical island working on a drug that will effectively alter animals into humans. Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 126 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."
Fireball 500( Visual )

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

Thunder Alley: Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans un futur proche, les grandes nations sont entrées en guerre pour le pétrole ; exaspérées par la situation de crise, les populations se sont révoltées, les nations essaient de maintenir un semblant d'ordre tandis que des bandes de délinquants sillonnent les routes. Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) est un policier de la route, un flic (copper ou bronze en référence à sa plaque de service, en cuivre). À bord de son Interceptor, il est chargé de faire régner l'ordre et de combattre les bandes de pirates de la route ; il fait équipe avec le motard Jim Goose dit "le gorille" (Steve Bisley). Sa meilleure arme est son sang-froid, qui lui permet de faire "craquer" ses adversaires lors d'impressionnants face à face routiers. Lors d'une poursuite automobile au début du film, un voyou se nommant lui-même l' "Aigle de la Route", se tue en tentant d'échapper à Max. Son frère, le chef d'un dangereux gang de motards, décide de le venger. La Ford Falcon XB Hardtop de Mel Gibson dans le film. Quand le coéquipier de Max, Jim Goose, se retrouve à l'hôpital, grièvement brûlé par le gang, Max prend peur et décide de quitter son poste de policier intercepteur. Au lieu de ça, il prend des vacances et part alors vers le Nord avec sa femme et son bébé, loin de la violence routière. Mais les motards parviennent à le retrouver et tuent sa femme et son bébé, Paul. Max, fou de rage, bascule dans la folie meurtrière, et part à la poursuite des motards dans le seul but de les tuer". --Site wikipédia, consulté le 25 septembre 2014
Scream, Blacula, scream( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 114 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
Blacula by William Crain( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacula: African Prince Manuwalde, introduced to Count Dracula at a party, pleads for the Count's assistance in freeing his people from the slave trade. Dracula is so incensed at the request he vampirizes, curses, and imprisons Manuwalde in a coffin in the dungeon. Two hundred years later the contents of Castle Dracula are bought and shipped back to the US by antique dealers. Among these is Manuwalde's coffin. He is accidentally set free when this is opened. Making his way onto the nightclub scene, Manuwalde pursues a girl that he believes to be the reincarnation of his wife
Beach party ; Bikini beach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side B. : A British recording star sets up headquarters on the beach and a grumpy newspaper publisher seeks to oust the kids from their beach area
Bloody mama by Roger Corman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody mama: Shelley Winters stars as Ma Barker who presides over her outlaw gang, consisting mainly of her goonish sons. Together they go on a Depression-era rampage of bank robbery, murder and kidnapping
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The island of Dr. Moreau
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

Сэмюэл Закари Аркофф американский кинопродюсер

סמואל ז. ארקוף

ساموئل زد. آرکوف تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی


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