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Laughton, Charles 1899-1962

Works: 676 works in 2,554 publications in 10 languages and 33,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Author, Narrator, Translator, Editor, Singer, Restager, Producer, Costume designer, Speaker, Other, Film editor, Honoree, Librettist, Host, Contributor, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( visu )
111 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,356 libraries worldwide
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
The Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton( visu )
152 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,487 libraries worldwide
A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman, who becomes the children's protector
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( visu )
69 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,187 libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( visu )
71 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendantś mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( visu )
69 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
120 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( visu )
30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well
Hobson's choice by Tom Gutteridge( visu )
45 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 libraries worldwide
An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
The private life of Henry VIII by Alexander Korda( visu )
77 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 804 libraries worldwide
"Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant glimpse into the bedrooms of the infamous king and his six wives." -- Container
Island of lost souls ( visu )
23 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 738 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
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
50 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband
Tell me a story : an anthology by Charles Laughton( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Laughton is a master storyteller, and here he has compiled the stories he has read aloud with greatest success-- sixty tales from Biblical passages and Aesop fables, to Kipling and Thurber
The big clock by John Farrow( visu )
19 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container
Rembrandt by Alexander Korda( visu )
61 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 551 libraries worldwide
"Beginning with Rembrandt in his prime, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression following the death of his wife."--Container
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( visu )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
Captain Kidd ( visu )
67 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Pirate Captain Kidd tricks King William III into giving him royal orders, but enemies (whom he believes to be dead) return to see him hanged
The old dark house by James Whale( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 448 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
Design for living ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light
Man on the Eiffel Tower ( visu )
32 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of the novel A Battle of Nerves by the great Belgian crime writer Georges Simenon stars Charles Laughton as the famous Detective Maigret. The film, set in Paris, climaxes in a spectular scene atop the Eiffel Tower
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( visu )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Fredric March stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Charles Laughton is Javert, the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
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Čārlzs Lotons
Carolus Laughton
Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton acteur et réalisateur britannique
Charles Laughton actor y director de cine y teatro
Charles Laughton Aktor dan Sutradara Amerika
Charles Laughton amerikanesche Schauspiller a Regisseur
Charles Laughton attore e regista britannico
Charles Laughton britischer, ab 1950 US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur
Charles Laughton Brits filmregisseur
Charles Laughton britský herec a režisér
Charles Laughton English-born American stage and film actor and director
Charles Laughton Ingles-Amerikano nga aktor
Charles Laughton pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya
Laughton, Charles
Lauton, Charl'z 1899-1962
Τσαρλς Λότον
Лоутон, Чарльз
Чарлз Лоутон
Чарлс Лотон
Чарлс Лотън
Чарльз Лоўтан
צ'ארלס לוטון
צ'ארלס לוטון סופר בריטי
تشارلز لوتن
تشارلز لوتون
چارلز لوتن
چارلز لۆتن
চার্লস লটন
ชาลส์ ลาฟตัน
ჩარლზ ლოტონი
찰스 로턴
查尔斯·劳顿 美国演员
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Spanish (41)
French (12)
Multiple languages (11)
Italian (6)
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