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Pleasence, Donald

Overview
Works: 729 works in 1,833 publications in 8 languages and 29,717 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Television adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Artist, Photographer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Great Escape by John Sturges( visu )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,724 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
Halloween by John Carpenter( visu )
97 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,984 libraries worldwide
In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael's hometown of Haddonfield was slowly beginning to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers' escape from Smith's Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it's too late
Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key( visu )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess( visu )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( visu )
39 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 868 libraries worldwide
"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( visu )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 848 libraries worldwide
At the rise of what would become known as World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager to assert the superiority of their nation, the young men endure a brutal training camp and soon find themselves face to face with the full horrors of war when they are sent to the front lines to fight, and likely die
You only live twice by Lewis Gilbert( visu )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and French and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Time is running out. From their secret base on a Japanese island, Blofeld and the fanatics at SPECTRE hijack both an American and a Soviet spaceship. Accusations fly, and superpower war is imminent. 007 must infiltrate SPECTRE's heavily fortified hideout, but countdown to destruction has already begun. This the last consecutive Bond film to star Sean Connery
James A. Michener's Centennial ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( visu )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires
The eagle has landed by John Sturges( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler
THX 1138 ( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 698 libraries worldwide
"A man whose mind and body are controlled by the government ... makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime"--Container
Will Penny by Tom Gries( visu )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Will Penny, an aging, out of work cowboy, is left in the desert to die by a ruthless gang of outlaws. A beautiful young woman, on her way to join her husband out west, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known, but he has too many problems - he's fallen in love with another man's wife, and the gang is on its way to finish him off
Fantastic voyage by Richard Fleischer( visu )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and German and held by 677 libraries worldwide
An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from a blood clot on the brain. Their mission is to be reduced, along with their craft, to microscope size, and to enter the bloodstream to save him
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( visu )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Michael Myers, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting
"Oh, God!" ( visu )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Jerry Landers, (John Denver) a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an "interveiw" with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us
THX 1138 by George Lucas( visu )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 555 libraries worldwide
In the 25th century high-tech computerized world where men and women work in a drug-soothed stupor with no names, identities, hardships and memories of the birthrights they have foresaken, two workers pass up their daily drug requirements and experience sexual desire. They begin to feel, want and think and the machines close in to stop them. Notable as George Lucas' first film
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski( visu )
62 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 533 libraries worldwide
A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
Dracula by John Badham( visu )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"Throughout history Dracula has filled the hearts of men with terror and the hearts of women with desire. This stylish new production of the classic gothic horror tale stars Frank Langella, repeating his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the blood-thirsty Count, and Laurence Olivier as the devout vampire hunter Von Helsing who is Dracula's nemesis. A great cast, fine direction, and a superbly atmospheric musical score make this the ultimate Dracula."
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( visu )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Edmond Dantes, unjustly imprisoned on the eve of his wedding by a rival suitor and his accomplices, escapes after 14 years, uncovers the hidden Monte Cristo treasure described a fellow prisoner, and, as the mysterious count, exacts his revenge
John Carpenter's Halloween ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 402 libraries worldwide
On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!
 
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Alternative Names
Donald Pleasence acteur britannique
Donald Pleasence aktor brytyjski
Donald Pleasence attore britannico
Donald Pleasence britisk skodespelar
Donald Pleasence britisk skuespiller
Donald Pleasence Brits acteur
Donald Pleasence brittisk skådespelare
Donald Pleasence englischer Schauspieler
Donald Plezens
Donalds Plezenss angļu aktieris
Pleas, Don.
Pleas, Don 1919-1995
Pleasance, Don.
Pleasance, Donald.
Pleasance Donald 1919-1995
Pleasence, Don 1919-1995
Pleasence, Donald
Pleasence, Donald 1919-1995
Pleasence, Donald Henry 1919-1995
Ντόναλντ Πλόσενς
Дональд Плезенс английский актёр, кавалер ордена Британской империи
Дональд Плісенс
דונלד פלזנס
دونالد بليزانس ممثل بريطاني
دونالد پلیسنس بازیگر بریتانیایی
도널드 플레전스
ドナルド・プレザンス
當奴·派辛斯
Languages
English (431)
French (24)
Spanish (23)
German (15)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (1)
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