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Karloff, Boris 1887-1969

Works: 1,053 works in 2,867 publications in 7 languages and 40,152 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Children's films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Christmas films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author, Host, Costume designer, Director, Singer, Speaker, Interviewee, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Boris Karloff
Publications by Boris Karloff
Publications by Boris Karloff, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Boris Karloff
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas! by Seuss( visu )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,323 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
Frankenstein : the legacy collection by James Whale( visu )
129 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,906 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( visu )
76 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,577 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 )
91 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
Scarface by Brian De Palma( visu )
46 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 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
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( visu )
32 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
In tongue-twisting verse and lighthearted music, this is the timeless tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his feeble attempts to steal the yuletide celebration of Whoville
Frankenstein by James Whale( visu )
27 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 982 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
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( visu )
31 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and French and held by 963 libraries worldwide
A mild-mannered mouse of a man imagines himself to be a number of daredevil heroes in the whimsical adaptation of James Thurber's short story
The terror by Roger Corman( visu )
81 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 529 libraries worldwide
A young officer in Napoleon's army is washed ashore of the Baltic Sea. He is rescued by a beautiful, mystifying woman who leads him on an eerie trail to an old baron's castle
Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 505 libraries worldwide
A collection of classic animal tales provides imaginative solutions to such mysteries as how the whale got his throat and the leopard got his spots
Mad monster party ( visu )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 497 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon and teacher of anatomy needs fresh cadavers for classroom demonstrations and pays a sinister cabman to supply them. When the cemeteries become more closely guarded, the cabman turns to other means to provide the bodies
Isle of the dead by Mark Robson( visu )
21 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 442 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 )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 440 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
How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The original TV soundtrack features the original cast including the legendary Boris Karloff, and the classic track 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.'
The old dark house by James Whale( visu )
13 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 414 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
Charlie Chan at the opera ( visu )
12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 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
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( visu )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 403 libraries worldwide
A variety of vampires called "wurdalak" are the same as other vampires with one exception--they only drink the blood of those they love. While riding through the mountains, a young man comes upon a horse carrying the recently decapitated body of a man. He leads the horse and its grisly burden to a nearby farmhouse inhabited by a fear-ridden family. The father has gone away to kill a wurdalak and in the process has become one himself. Now he must go after the ones he loves the most, as the horrible cycle continues
The lost patrol by John Ford( visu )
13 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
A terse drama about British cavalryman 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. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally
Peter and the wolf : op. 67 : a musical tale for children ; Lieutenant Kijé : suite symphonique, op. 60 by Sergey Prokofiev( file )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Boris Karlof
Boris Karloff acteur britannique
Boris Karloff aktor brytyjski
Boris Karloff angol színész
Boris Karloff attore britannico
Boris Karloff britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler
Boris Karloff Brits filmacteur
Boris Karloff engl. näyttelijä
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
Барыс Карлаф
Борис Карлоф
Борис Карлофф
בוריס קרלוף
بوريس كارلوف
بوريس كارلوف ممثل إنجليزي
بوریس کارلوف بازیگر بریتانیایی
보리스 칼로프 배우
English (647)
Spanish (29)
Italian (24)
German (13)
French (10)
Multiple languages (4)
Dutch (1)
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