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Allen, Lewis 1905-2000

Works: 124 works in 395 publications in 4 languages and 4,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Film noir  Ghost films  Western television programs  Fiction  Survival films 
Roles: Director, Author, fmd, Performer, Restager , Film editor, Other, Lyricist, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lewis Allen
Most widely held works by Lewis Allen
Suddenly! by Lewis Allen( Visual )

118 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Suddenly is invaded by professional assassin John Baron and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Baron sets up vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. Baron is hoping to become "someone" by killing the President
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted. Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition
The uninvited by Charles Guard( Visual )

24 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
Illegal( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidentally meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
Bonanza : adventures with the Cartwrights by Digiview Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of the television show which focused on Ben Cartwright, owner of the Ponderosa Ranch in Virginia City, Nevada, and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe
Appointment with danger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postal Inspector Al Goddard is assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The only witness to the crime is Sister Augustine, who identifies the photograph of one of the assailants. This leads Goddard to a seedy hotel where he learns that the assailant is a member of a gang headed by Earl Boettiger, and he soon discovers that the gang is planning a million-dollar mail robbery
Another time, another place( Visual )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American journalist suffers an emotional meltdown when her married British lover is killed during WWII
A bullet for Joey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Canadian police inspector investigates a murder, he is hurtled into an adventure involving foreign spies, American gangsters and an explosive high-tech secret that could change the world. In a daring attempt to seize a brilliant physicist's discoveries, a foreign superpower enlists mobster Joe Victor and his gang in a scheme that will ignite a firestorm of betrayal, murder and global intrigue. Police Inspector Leduc is closing in, but the gangsters bring in their ultimate weapon: the stunning Joyce, a blonde temptress who will teach the scientist a thing or two even he doesn't know! The breathtaking chase leads through the city streets to a pulse-pounding confrontation aboard an enemy cargo ship
The man with the golden arm : Suddenly( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man with the golden arm : "Frankie Machine is a card dealing former drug addict trying to stay clean, much to the smug chagrin of his former dealer -- the seedy Louie. The pressure mounts on Frankie as the crushing weight of addiction and the struggle of sobriety grows daily -- can he beat his problems and win the battle? Or is he destined for a short, ruined life?" -- Container
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two friends, Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock, set off across the country in their beautiful new Corvette convertible, they never imagined the series of adventures in which they'd find themselves. As they drive from town to town, helping anyone who needs it, they traverse the country along the often dangerous highway known as Route 66
Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable odyssey of self-discovery and startling adventure begins as Tyler, a young, inexperienced biologist, is deposited alone onto a frozen Arctic wasteland. Once settled, he struggles not only to endure the forces of nature, but also to learn as much as he can about the mysterious and misconstrued habits of the wolves he has been sent to study
At sword's point by Ai lun( Visual )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of the Three Musketeers continue the fight where their gallant fathers left off in a swashbuckling adventure electrified with daring deeds and mortal swordsplay
Made for each other : Suddenly ; My man Godfrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly: Frank Sinatra's chilling central performance as a cold-blooded assassin with a heart of steel sparks this explosive thriller about a gang of brutal hired gunmen who invade the home of an unsuspecting suburban family
The FBI( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent Lewis Erskine and Special Agent Jim Rhodes rely on real-life FBI detection techniques (and the occasional hunch) as they tackle the big ones --kidnapping, extortion, murder, espionage and terror. The stories are drawn from the real files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The perfect marriage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He runs an airplane factory and she's a fashion magazine editor. And they are presumed the perfect married couple. But after a silly misunderstanding and some meddling by their in-laws, Dale and Jenny decide it's time to call it quits-- and file for divorce
Film noir classic collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act of Violence (1948): Ex-GIs are on a collision course in a crisp tale directed by Fred Zinnemann (The Day of the Jackal). Mystery Street (1950): CSI Noir: John Sturges (The Great Escape) helms a procedural whodunit in Boston environs. Crime Wave (1954): A hardboiled cop: Sterling Hayden (The Asphalt Jungle) heads an L.A. manhunt. Decoy (1946): A drop-dead dame: femme fatale Jean Gille revives her hunk from the dead (!) because he knows where the loot is buried. Illegal (1955): D.A. Edward G. Robinson turns to defending lowlifes in a snappy remake of The Mouthpiece. The Big Steal (1949): On the lam, down Mexico way: Out of the Past's Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer reteam, Don Siegel directs. They Live by Night (1948): In love ... in danger. Thugs force lovebirds Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell to be accomplices. Side Street (1950): The duo returns as struggling Manhattan marrieds who unwittingly get their hands on mob dough. Where Danger Lives (1950): a corpse behind. A dead end ahead. Woozy Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue are on the run. Tension (1950): Genre icon Audrey Totter is bad to the bone. But milquetoast hubby Richard Basehart may be worse!
Suddenly ; The man with the golden arm by Frank Sinatra( Visual )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poker dealer spends six months in a rehabilitation center for drug addiction. He returns home to his crippled wife in Chicago to rebuild his life. Frankie must deal at one more card game for his old boss. Can he resist the temptation of heroin when a drug pusher offers him a fix?
Hollywood best! : Frank Sinatra & Kirk Douglas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrific four movie collection featuring two of Hollywood's greatest screen idols: Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas. Includes: Suddenly; The Man With the Golden Arm; My Dear Secretary; The Big Trees
De repente( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly es un pequeño pueblo de California donde nunca pasa nada. Un día todo se revoluciona, ya que el Presidente de los Estados Unidos va a realizar una parada de tren allí. Unos gángsters pretenden asesinarlo desde la ventana de una casa donde viven un jubilado del Servicio Secreto, su nuera, viuda, y el hijo de ésta. Los rehenes intentarán impedirlo
The FBI( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're straight arrows and they're aimed right at our country's foes. The second half of The FBI's third season sees the nation's enemies take a decided turn to the worst. Bank robbers, blackmailers, saboteurs, defectors, embezzlers, their victims and accomplices are brought to vivid life by a series of special guest stars. Among the specific case crimes drawn from the real files of the FBI and tackled by Erskine and company are espionage, extortion, kidnapping, murder and interstate transport
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Alternative Names
Allen, Alfred Lewis 1905-2000

Allen, Lewis

Lewis Allen angielski reżyser

Lewis Allen britischer Filmregisseur

Lewis Allen Brits filmregisseur (1905-2000)

Lewis Allen réalisateur britannique

Lewis Allen regista britannico

Meeropol, Abel

Аллен, Льюис

לואיס אלן

لويس ألين

لوئیس آلن (کارگردان) کارگردان بریتانیایی

ルイス・アレン (映画監督)

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