WorldCat Identities

Hyams, Leila 1905-1977

Overview
Works: 52 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 3,456 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Leila Hyams, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Leila Hyams
Freaks by Tod Browning ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival. When the beautiful trapeze artist married one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers
Island of lost souls ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
Forbidden Hollywood collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt
Buster Keaton collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company." -- Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
Ruggles of Red Gap ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy classic concerning a British manservant who finds himself in the Wild West when his master loses him in a card game
The big house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
A girl in every port ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sea-faring Romeo finds himself a step behind the competition when he visits his girlfriends in various ports of call
Dancing mothers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A still-beautiful society matron languishes at home while her philandering husband and flapper daughter frequent nightclubs and speakeasies, regarding her as a moral fossil until she follows their example
Philo Vance murder case collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sins of the children ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A German immigrant works long hours to support his children, who grow into selfish, ungrateful adults
Freaks : la monstrueuse parade by Tod Browning ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des êtres difformes se produisent dans un célèbre cirque, afin de s'exhiber en tant que phénomènes de foire. Le liliputien Hans, fiancé à l'ecuyère naine Frieda, est fasciné par la beauté de l'acrobate Cléopâtre. Apprenant que son soupirant a hérité d'une belle somme, celle-ci décide de l'épouser pour l'empoisonner ensuite avec la complicité de son amant Hercule. Mais le complot est découvert, et les amis de Hans et Frieda vont se venger
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freaks: When a trapeze artist treats the sideshow performers as less-than-human, they take their revenge against the "normal" person
The girl said no ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story follows Tom Ward, a brash young college graduate (William Haines), who has always succeeded in life with his outlandish charms. He falls in love at first sight with Mary Howe (Leila Hyams), a woman who is dating Mr. McAndrews, a stable and boring finance wizard. Tom unsuccessfully tries to woo her, and then finds himself working for McAndrews (Francis X. Bushman Jr.), who gives him the impossible task of selling municipal bonds to the wealthy Hettie Brown (Marie Dressler)
Red-headed woman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Precensorship story of gold-digging secretary Lil who works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert
Red-headed woman Waterloo Bridge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge
Buster Keaton collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cameraman": Buster plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel camerman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company. "Spite marriage": A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Elmer. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven
Murders in the Rue Morgue by Robert Florey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Murders in the Rue Morgue, a deranged scientist, Dr. Mirakle, searches Paris for a "prospective bride" for his pet gorilla. In Island of lost souls, a benign-looking doctor lives and performs hideous experiments on his own private South Seas island
Freaks by Tod Browning ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
Freaks suggested by Tod Robbins' story "Spurs" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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