WorldCat Identities

Leigh, Janet

Works: 502 works in 1,646 publications in 8 languages and 28,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Conspiracy films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Comedy films  History 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Commentator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Leigh
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

227 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

88 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs. Returned to the United States as war heroes, one of them is used by his mother to promote her Joseph McCarthy-like husband's political career
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

125 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgruntled Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. When Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer, she decides to take the money and leave town. When a tired Marion is caught in a storm, she pulls off the main highway and checks into the Bates Motel. The manager of Bates Motel is a quiet young man named Norman Bates, who seems to be dominated by his mother
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
The naked spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three, ' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas."--Container
Harper by Jack Smight( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire
House of destiny by Janet Leigh( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bellboy rises to become a famous Hollywood producer. While working in a resort, the bellboy, Jude Abavas, meets an actor who hires him as a personal assistant. The job is Jude's first step to fame, but brings drama when the actor steals his woman
Scaramouche by George Sidney( Visual )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguised as a stage clown, Andre Moreau perfects his skill as a swordsman in order to strike a blow for the French Revolution
My sister Eileen by Richard Quine( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Ohio girls move to New York City to seek their fortunes: Eileen as an actress, her sister as a writer. Their apartment is a magnet for an assortment of zany characters
The dream factory by Janet Leigh( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eve Handel, one of the few women in Hollywood with the power to make or break a star, is hospitalized due to a life-threatening illness, those closest to her become concerned for their reputations, because Eve's journal full of dark secrets is missing
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 14 motion pictures directed by Alfred Hitchcock, originally released between 1942 and 1976
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
Angels in the outfield by Walt Disney( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels join the Pittsburgh Pirates on the field for a wild race to the world series
The manchurian candidate( Visual )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot
Psycho : behind the scenes of the classic thriller by Janet Leigh( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innovative cinematography, the unsettling musical score, and the most famous twenty-five seconds in motion picture history - the stabbing scene in the shower at the Bates Motel - have established Psycho as an enduring classic that forever links Oscar-nominated Janet Leigh to her role as Marion Crane and Anthony Perkins to his as Norman Bates. Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller is a paean to a remarkable team of professionals. By putting Janet Leigh's memories and Christopher Nickens's insights to paper and interviewing key players, the authors have given us a rich and personal look at a film like no other before it
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The naked spur
The Manchurian candidateTouch of evilBye bye BirdieAlfred Hitchcock's PsychoThe naked spurHouse of destinyMy sister EileenThe dream factory
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Marrison, Jeanette Helen, 1927-2004

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