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Sanford, Erskine 1885-1969

Overview
Works: 24 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 4,738 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film noir  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Television programs  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erskine Sanford
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 2,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin
Ministry of fear by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underwould with possible Nazi connections
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and German and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Angel on my shoulder by Archie L Mayo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When gangster Eddie Kagal is killed by his double crossing partner, Kagal sells his soul to the Satan so he can return to earth and get his revenge
Letter from an unknown woman by Max Ophuls( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philandering concert pianist Stefan arrives home to find a letter which begins 'by the time you read this I might be dead'. So unfolds the story of Lisa, one of the many women with whom he had shared a brief encounter over the years and swiftly forgotten. Her life had been spent loving him unfalteringly and now he would learn the truth about his past. Set in the turn of the century Vienna." -- Container
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Macbeth with Orson Welles in the title role. Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Madbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction
Citizen Kane 70th anniversary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Citizen Kane, following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. In RKO-281, Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of a citizen - a newspaper tycoon, under suspicion of having Soured the American dream
The lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New York City's Central Park, Michael O'Hara, an Irish merchant sailor, rescues the beautiful Elsa Bannister from a group of thieves who are attempting to rob her. After fighting off the three attackers, Michael escorts Elsa to safety, and later learns that she is married to the renowned lawyer Arthur Bannister. The following day, Arthur, a cripple, offers Michael a job working on his yacht, and Michael reluctantly accepts the offer. The yacht sets sail from New York to San Francisco with Michael, the Bannisters, Arthur's partner, George Grisby, and a small crew. During the trip, Michael falls in love with Elsa, and learns that she agreed to marry Arthur only after he threatened to expose her shady past in Shanghai. Soon after the yacht reaches the Mexican coast, Michael and Elsa realize that they are being watched by the yacht's steward, Sidney Broome, who is actually a detective hired by Arthur to keep watch over Elsa. In Acapulco, Grisby tells Michael that he intended to disappear on the voyage so that his wife could collect his life insurance money. After explaining his plans to stage his own murder, Grisby offers Michael $5,000 to confess to killing him. Grisby assures Michael that he cannot be convicted of murder because there will be no corpse to prove his guilt. The voyage ends in San Francisco, where Michael, hoping that the $5,000 will buy Elsa's freedom from Arthur, agrees to sign a confession admitting that he murdered Grisby. Later, Grisby shoots Broome when Broome accuses him of planning the staged murder as part of a ploy to kill Arthur. The wounded Broome then finds Elsa and tells her that Arthur is about to be killed by Grisby. Meanwhile, Grisby and Michael enact the murder plot at the waterfront, where Michael fires three shots into the air, and Grisby speeds away on a motor boat. A short time later, Broome reports to Michael with his dying breath that Grisby arranged the phony murder to frame him for the murder of Arthur. Believing that Arthur has been murdered, Michael is surprised when he learns that Grisby has been killed. When the police find Michael's signed confession, they arrest him and charge him with the murder of Grisby. While visiting Michael in his jail cell, Elsa tells him that Arthur has volunteered to defend him. Though he distrusts Arthur, Michael is left with no alternative but to accept his help. Arthur deliberately presents a losing defense case, and, during the jury's deliberation, tells Michael that he hopes to send him to the gas chamber. When Arthur admits to Michael that it was he who killed Grisby, Michael creates a diversion in the courtroom by grabbing a handful of sedative pills and swallowing them. After punching Arthur and two bailiffs, Michael escapes and takes refuge in a Chinatown theater. Elsa finds him there, arranges to have her Chinese servant hide him, and promises to help him by looking for the gun that was used in the murder. While discussing the arrangement with Elsa, Michael accidentally discovers the missing gun hidden in Elsa's purse, and immediately realizes that Elsa is the one who murdered Grisby. When the pills he took begin to take effect, Michael loses consciousness and is taken by Elsa's servant to an amusement park fun house. Michael regains consciousness in a hall of mirrors, where he witnesses a gun duel between Elsa and Arthur. The Bannisters mortally wound each other in the duel, during which Arthur reveals that he sent a letter to the district attorney establishing Elsa's guilt. After Elsa and Arthur die, Michael leaves the amusement park, certain that the letter will exonerate him"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Dark crimes: film noir thrillers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You and me: Projecting the message that "crime doesn't pay", a group of ex-cons works in a department store whose owner believes in rehabilitation. It's a romantic crime story, laced with comedy and social commentary
Macbeth Maekbedŭ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of the turtle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A romantic comedy about a young actress and a soldier who enjoys a week-end pass in New York"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949
Sierra( Visual )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Ring Hassard (Audie Murphy) and his father Jeff (Dean Jagger) live in a hidden valley in the mountains where they capture and tame wild horses. When Ring comes to the rescue of Riley Martin (Wanda Hendrix), a woman lawyer who has lost her way on the trail, it leads to a romance between them but also opens an investigation into Jeff's shadowy past and accusations of murder."-- Set container
His honor, the mayor by Orson Welles( Recording )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The seventh episode in the series, the mayor of a town with an extremist white crusader group is faced with the decision of how to handle the situation. Should he allow their protests to continue or should he put a stop to a potentially dangerous situation?
Texas, Brooklyn & heaven( Visual )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A comedy in which a young man and woman from Texas meet on the way to New York. The young woman's involvement with a reformed pickpocket and three spinsters results in absurd business ventures, such as an attempt to put an insolvent "riding academy," equipped with mechanical animals, on its feet"--Copyright catalog, 1940-1949
The wife takes a flyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A downed flyer in German-occupied Holland fools the Nazis by playing the role of the mentally unbalanced husband of a women who is ready to divorce her real husband. The flyer and the woman fall in love
Girls of the big house( Visual )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Erskine Sanford acteur amricain

Erskine Sanford amerikansk skdespelare

Erskine Sanford amerikansk skodespelar

Erskine Sanford amerikansk skuespiller

Erskine Sanford attore statunitense

Erskine Sanford US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

ارسکین سنفرد بازیگر آمریکایی

Languages
English (85)

German (1)