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Tester, Desmond 1919-2002

Overview
Works: 55 works in 136 publications in 5 languages and 1,191 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Silent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Spy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, int, Other, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Desmond Tester
Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

52 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman suspects her unassuming London theater owner husband of being a serial killer
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy virtue: A woman goes through a divorce and attempts to overcome the tarnished reputation that accompanies it
Sabotage ; Lodger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger: The central character, called simply "The Lodger", is caught in the trap of other peoples' suspicions. Because this lodger, who is renting a room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, seems mysterious, he is suspected of being the notorious "Avenger", a killer who has been stalking women in London and strangling them
Sabotage ; The lodger by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger: The central character, called simply "The Lodger", is caught in the trap of other peoples' suspicions. Because this lodger, who is renting a room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, seems mysterious, he is suspected of being the notorious "Avenger", a killer who has been stalking women in London and strangling them
Sabotage ; Secret agent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage: A saboteur lives a double life with his wife and brother-in-law, who know nothing of his secret profession. Secret agent: A British soldier and novelist returns home during World War I to find that a government agency has faked a report of his death
Alfred Hitchcock collection : 15 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmail: A detective's girlfriend finds herself a victim of blackmail after killing her attacker in self defense
The ultimate Hitchcock collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage: Karl Verlok leads a secret life as a paid terrorist which leads undercover agent Ted Spencer to move in next door to Verlok and his wife Sylvia. Feeling that something's up, Verlok sends Sylvia's younger brother to deliver something for him, only the young man doesn't know he's delivering a time-bomb. Secret agent: An ever-winding tale of deception that revolves around British novelist Edgar Brodie and secret agent Elsa Carrington. Their search for a ruthless murderer takes them to Switzerland, through the Alps and a train to Greece. Will a surprise air attack bring an end to their search and their lives? The 39 steps: Canadian rancher Richard Hannay is on vacation in England when a lady he's previously met shows up at his door with a map in her hand and a knife in her back, mumbling something about "39 steps." Now wanted for her murder, Hannay escapes to the Scottish town that appeared on the map
The drum( Visual )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Northwest frontier of India, a British column marching through tribal territory is attacked by machine guns, and Capt. Carruthers, operating undercover disguised as a native, learns of another smuggled caravan of guns. Carruthers returns to Peshawar, reports his news, then asks Margery, the Colonel's niece, to marry him. Acting on Carruther's information, the British make a treaty with Mohammed Khan, the ruler of Tokot, promising protection and peace if he will forbid the passage of arms through their region. Carruthers and his column are greeted by the enthusiastic young Prince Azim, the old Khan's young son, who learns to play the drums from Bill Holder, a young British drummer of his own age. The Khan's brother Ghul opposes the treaty, because he plans to establish a Moslem empire that will end British rule. When the British depart, Ghul murders the Khan, takes control of Tokot, then orders Azim's murder. Azim escapes with friends, however, and returns to Peshawar. There he visits Bill, then eludes his assassins until he finds a British home, where he is protected. Azim's benefactor is Margery, now married to Carruthers, who has been assigned to go to Tokot as the British resident. Ghul pretends to honor the treaty made by his brother, and invites the British to a polo match while guns are brought in the other side of the city. Mohammed Khan tries to warn Carruthers, but is taken prisoner. The Great Drum of Tokot signals the beginning of a five day feast, at the end of which the British are to be massacred, providing the spark for Ghul's great native uprising. Although the British would then be obliged to replace Ghul with him, Azim refuses to allow the Carruthers to be killed. He tries to warn the British of Ghul's plans, from Bill to the Governor, but no one will believe him. Azim rides to warn Carruthers himself, but a British spy confirms his story, and a column is sent to Tokot. Meanwhile, Carruthers suspects a conspiracy, but is ready to sacrifice himself. During a dinner, the British are placed in a courtyard surrounded by hidden machine guns. Azim then reaches the drum, and plays a warning drumbeat that Carruthers recognizes, thus giving the British a crucial moment's warning. After a battle in the palace, most of the British retreat to the residency, but Carruthers has been captured by Ghul. The troops from Peshawar arrive, attack the city and defeat Ghul's forces, and Azim's supporters carry the dying Mohammed Khan so that he can shoot Ghul. As the new ruler, Azim reviews the British troops, including Bill"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Sabotaje by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A movie theater cashier suspects her mild-mannered husband is a traitor who is terrorizing London
Alfred Hitchcock collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows
Alfred Hitchcock collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Verloc is part of a gang of foreign saboteurs operating out of London. He manages a small cinema with his wife and her teenage brother as a cover, but they know nothing of his secret. Scotland Yard assigns an undercover detective to work at the shop next to the cinema in order to observe the gang
Alfred Hitchcock collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady vanishes: Poor Iris Henderson and kindly old Miss Froy are traveling together on a train to England. When Iris awakes from a nap, she discovers that Miss Froy has disappeared, and has been replaced by another lady wearing her friend's clothing
Sabotage, and the Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage: An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage. When the saboteur suspects he is being watched, he asks his nephew to deliver an explosive parcel across town
Non-stop New York( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passengers on a transatlantic flight include a police detective, a gangster and the only woman who can save an innocent man accused of murder
Agent secret( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Verloc, un homme en apparence tranquille, propriétaire d'un cinéma londonien, vit avec sa femme Sylvia et le frère de celle-ci, un enfant nommé Steve. Carl, qui cache des activités terroristes, provoque une panne d'électricité dans la ville, mais celle-ci ne provoque pas la panique escomptée. Il demande ensuite au jeune Steve de transporter une bombe
Sabotage (1936) by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime drama investigation of sabotage in London. An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage
Transatlantic tunnel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic tunnel: Noted for its futuristic sets and special effects, film concerns an Anglo-American attempt in an unspecified future time to build a transAtlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices that include the death of his own son and the interference of greedy capitalists. Non-stop New York: Passengers on a transatlantic flight include a police detective, a gangster and the only woman who can save an innocent man accused of murder. Here comes Tobor: Robot Tobor and his young friend Tommy are dispatched to apprehend a scheming international criminal, intent on hijacking an experimental atomic powered submarine during a test cruise.--From imdb.com
Alfred Hitchcock, the Early Years: Sabotage ; The Lodger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage: An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage. When the saboteur suspects he is being watched, he asks his nephew to deliver an explosive parcel across town
Murder/Sabotage( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage: A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel
Alfred Hitchcock collection : the lady vanishes ; Sabotage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady vanishes: Travelers on a trans-European train are put up in a hotel for the night due to bad weather. Shortly after the journey begins in the morning, people begin to disappear. Miss Froy, an elderly lady travelling on a trans-continental train, suddenly disappears. An acquaintance, Iris tries to investigate, but nobody seems aware Miss Froy was ever on board. Helped by Gilbert, she uncovers a nest of foreign spies who finally lay siege to the coach containing Iris and other Britons after it has been detached from the train. Bonus features include commentary; documentary; essays; and more. Sabotage: As German saboteurs infiltrate England with plans to blow up key industrial and civilian installations, the British spare no effort to trap the Nazis before they can complete their mission. Soon, Scotland Yard focuses their attention on a small theater, run by the charming Mrs. Verloc and her timid but peculiar husband. The Yard plants an undercover agent to investigate the theater further, and with that the conspiracy begins to unravel. The farmer's wife: In this silent film, a farmer looks for a wife, not realizing that his devoted housekeeper is secretly in love with him. The manxman: A romantic triangle in which a fisherman and a lawyer pursue the same lovely village girl
 
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Desmond Tester acteur britannique

Desmond Tester acteur uit Australië (1919-2002)

Desmond Tester actor británico

Desmond Tester australiensk skådespelare

Desmond Tester australsk skodespelar

Desmond Tester australsk skuespiller

Десмонд Тестер

دزموند تستر بازیگر استرالیایی

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