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Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Works: 1,092 works in 2,504 publications in 7 languages and 38,127 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Folklore  History  Film and video adaptations  Short stories  Children's songs  Young adult works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Interviewee, Speaker, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Boris Karloff
Publications by Boris Karloff
Publications by Boris Karloff, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Boris Karloff
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Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( visu )
126 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,921 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( visu )
38 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 3,499 libraries worldwide
Presents the tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his attempts to steal the Christmas celebration of Who-ville. Also included is "Horton hears a Who!" in which a big-eared elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville
The mummy by Boris Karloff( visu )
54 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale( visu )
63 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Scarface by Howard Hawks( visu )
36 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( visu )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
The grouchy Grinch tries to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville, but the Whos teach him the true meaning of Christmas instead
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Norman Z MacLeod( visu )
23 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Walter, a mild-mannered mouse, imagines himself as a number of daredevil heroes. One of Walter's dreams becomes a reality when he gets involved with a beautiful blonde and becomes the target of a gang of jewel thieves who believe he has their loot
The terror by Roger Corman( visu )
102 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 667 libraries worldwide
A young officer in Napoleon's army traces a beautiful but mysterious girl to a castle inhabited by a madman and finds himself trapped there
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Contains a collection of stories about animals designed to be read aloud to children and adults
Mad monster party ( visu )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls a convention of monsters to elect his successor
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon pays an unscrupulous body snatcher to deliver fresh cadavers to him
Charlie Chan at the opera ( visu )
12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Charlie Chan investigates two murders on the opening night of an opera. The prime suspect is the husband of the star of the opera, himself a talented singer who recently escaped from the insane asylum where he had suffered from amnesia for years
Isle of the dead by Mark Robson( visu )
15 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Isle of the dead: A group of strangers are all quarantined inside the same house after an outbreak of the plague
Dr. Seuss's holidays on the loose! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Fun is on the Loose with 3 Dr. Seuss Holiday Classics! How the Grinch Stole Christmas; The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat; Halloween is Grinch Night. Special features include: Songs in the key of Grinch. TNT's How the Grinch Stole Christmas Special Edition with Phil Hartman, Grinch Song
The old dark house by James Whale( visu )
10 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 399 libraries worldwide
A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings
The Raven by Roger Corman( visu )
34 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and German and held by 394 libraries worldwide
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 lost patrol by John Ford( visu )
9 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
A terse drama about British cavalrymen lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I. They are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas has become a holiday tradition with its tale of the Grinch's efforts to halt Christmas. This CD features all the music from the special, including You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
Unconquered by Cecil B DeMille( visu )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Peace-loving Chris Holden is a militiaman who buys and then frees beautiful indentured servant Abby Hale. When a supplier of illegal firearms covets Abby for himself, he sparks a vicious battle between an Indian tribe and a few brave colonists
The Bela Lugosi collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The raven: A retired surgeon conspires with an escaped murderer to wreck vengeance on a prominent family
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Alternative Names
Karloff 1887-1969
Karloff, Boris
Karloff, Boris pseud
Pratt, William 1887-1969
Pratt, William H. 1887-1969
Pratt, William Henry
Pratt William Henry 1887-1969
English (562)
German (24)
Spanish (16)
Italian (8)
French (4)
Multiple languages (1)
Arabic (1)
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