WorldCat Identities

Elsom, Isobel 1893-1981

Overview
Works: 66 works in 133 publications in 6 languages and 4,089 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Romance films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Ghost films  Comedy films  Legal films  Dark comedy films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isobel Elsom
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself
The ghost and Mrs. Muir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, a young widow moves with her daughter into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair!
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client
Deep in my heart by Stanley Donen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Broadway swings to the jazzy beat of ragtime, Sigmund Romberg continues to play the beautiful waltzes of his native Austria at the Cafe Vienna. Persuaded by the cafe owner to compose in the new style, he creates a hit song, which leads to great musical success, but the woman he loves is reluctant to return his feelings
Ladies in retirement( Visual )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic companion-housekeeper strangles her employer, a retired actress, to prevent the institutionalization of the her two mentally ill sisters. Set in a lonely mansion on the Thames estuary
Monsieur Verdoux by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

33 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Verdoux's business requires a lot of travel. His business involves wooing wealthy spinsters, winning their confidence and bank accounts, then killing the hapless biddies before moving on to his next conquest. Charles Chaplin turns his traditionally sunny sensibilities inside out with this sublime black comedy about a family man who secretly uses murder to support his beloved invalid wife and child."--Container
My fair lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady
Love is a many-splendored thing by 20TH CENTURY FOX( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes
Mayerling by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story set in the Austro-Hungarian capital in which married Crown Prince Rudolph of Habsburg meets and falls in love with the beautiful Countess Maria Vetsera ... with tragic consequences
Désirée by Henry Koster( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the eyes of his first and lasting love, Desirée Clary, the films traces Napoleon's dramatic journey from ambitious but idealistic hero of the French Revolution to despotic Emperor of France -- and potential ruler of all Europe"--Container
Monsieur Verdoux( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
Love from a stranger by Basil Rathbone( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of murders of wealthy women leads police from the United States to Liverpool, England during 1901
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four programs from suspense anthology series, originally aired between 1955 and 1959 on CBS-TV
Monsieur Verdoux - Der Frauenmörder von Paris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocents( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Playhouse, operated by Playhouse Enterprises, Inc., Sonny G. Marden, managing director, Peter Cookson presents "The Innocents," a new play by William Archibald, based on Henry James "The Turn of the Screw," music composed by Alex North, with Beatrice Straight, Iris Mann, David Cole, Andrew Duggan, Ella Playwin, and Isobel Elsom, directed by Peter Glenville, setting and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Motley, original ballads by Mr. Archibald and Mr. North
O toi ma charmante by William A Seiter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une jeune femme attend le prince charmant, qui se présente sous les traits d'un danseur...Second et dernier film où ce couple de rêve, Astaire/Hayworth, se partagent la vedette. Exotisme et rythmes enivrants secouent cette comédie musicale située en plein Buenos Aires
Illegal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambler's ex-wife opens an after-hours casino in order to put her two daughters through school
The ghost and Mrs. Muir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Muir, a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair
 
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Alternative Names
Elsom, Isabel

Elsom, Isabel 1893-1981

Elson, Isobel 1893-1981

Isobel Elsom actrice britannique

Isobel Elsom actriz británica

Isobel Elsom attrice inglese

Isobel Elsom britische Schauspielerin

Isobel Elsom britisk skodespelar

Isobel Elsom britisk skuespiller

Isobel Elsom Brits actrice (1893-1981)

Isobel Elsom brittisk skådespelare

Reed Isabelle

Reed Isobel Jeannette

Reed, Isobel Jeannette 1893-1981

Изобел Элсом

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إيزوبيل إلسوم ممثلة بريطانية

ایزابل السوم بازیگر بریتانیایی

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