WorldCat Identities

Allen, Lewis 1905-2000

Works: 161 works in 462 publications in 4 languages and 4,313 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Survival films  Ghost films  Fiction  Coming-of-age films  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Author, fmd, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Lyricist, Other, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lewis Allen
Most widely held works by Lewis Allen
Suddenly by Lewis Allen( Visual )

121 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Suddenly is invaded by professional assassin John Baron and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Baron sets up vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. Baron is hoping to become "someone" by killing the President
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of boys, ages 6 to 12, survives a plane crash and becomes stranded on a deserted island. Ralph, Piggy and the others attempt to govern themselves, a task at which they fail disastrously. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces of good against evil. In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of The Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters' ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material
The uninvited( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. Soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night--this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
Illegal /The big steal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidentally meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
The Uninvited( Visual )

19 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this horror classic set on the remote coast of Cornwall, a music critic and his sister move into a bargain-priced house, only to discover that it is haunted
Another time, another place( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American journalist suffers an emotional meltdown when her married British lover is killed during WWII
A bullet for Joey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Canadian police inspector investigates a murder, he is hurtled into an adventure involving foreign spies, American gangsters and an explosive high-tech secret that could change the world. In a daring attempt to seize a brilliant physicist's discoveries, a foreign superpower enlists mobster Joe Victor and his gang in a scheme that will ignite a firestorm of betrayal, murder and global intrigue
Appointment with danger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postal Inspector Al Goddard is assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The only witness to the crime is Sister Augustine, who identifies the photograph of one of the assailants. This leads Goddard to a seedy hotel where he learns that the assailant is a member of a gang headed by Earl Boettiger, and he soon discovers that the gang is planning a million-dollar mail robbery
Route 66( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two friends, Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock, set off across the country in their beautiful new Corvette convertible, they never imagined the series of adventures in which they'd find themselves. As they drive from town to town, helping anyone who needs it, they traverse the country along the often dangerous highway known as Route 66
The man with the golden arm : Suddenly( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man with the golden arm : "Frankie Machine is a card dealing former drug addict trying to stay clean, much to the smug chagrin of his former dealer -- the seedy Louie. The pressure mounts on Frankie as the crushing weight of addiction and the struggle of sobriety grows daily -- can he beat his problems and win the battle? Or is he destined for a short, ruined life?" -- Container
Bonanza : 4 classic episodes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of the television show which focused on Ben Cartwright, owner of the Ponderosa Ranch in Virginia City, Nevada, and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe
The connection by Shirley Clarke( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the play The Connection, by Jack Gelber. The play is about drug addicts waiting for a heroin dealer to bring the drug necessary for them to make their "connection." Based on the Living Theatre production, as directed by Judith Malina and designed by Julian Beck, the film was shot in a drug addict's apartment in New York City
Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a life-changing experience for a biologist studying the wolves in Canada's inhospitable North. A green young biologist named Tyler (Smith), is sent by the Canadian government to "prove" that the wolves are depleting the caribou herds, but what he finds is a natural world in perfect harmony where he becomes a tolerated outsider. Dumped unprepared in the wilds by a hard drinking bush pilot (Dennehy), Tyler learns survival skills from the aged Eskimo (Ittimangnaq) who saves his life and the rules of coexistence from a neighboring wolf (which results in a literal pissing contest as man and beast mark their respective territories). Tyler's journey culminates in a majestic run with the wolf pack, an exhilarating sequence where for an instant he becomes one with the wild natural environment
At sword's point( Visual )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of the Three Musketeers continue the fight where their gallant fathers left off in a swashbuckling adventure electrified with daring deeds and mortal swordsplay
Suddenly ; Man with the golden arm by Frank Sinatra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly: Gunmen take over a suburban house in a small midwestern town called Suddenly with a plan to assassinate the President of the United States. The man with the golden arm: Frankie Machine, card dealer and former heroin addict, gets out of jail and tries to build a new life
Made for each other : Suddenly ; My man Godfrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly: Frank Sinatra's chilling central performance as a cold-blooded assassin with a heart of steel sparks this explosive thriller about a gang of brutal hired gunmen who invade the home of an unsuspecting suburban family
The FBI( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent Lewis Erskine and Special Agent Jim Rhodes rely on real-life FBI detection techniques (and the occasional hunch) as they tackle the big ones --kidnapping, extortion, murder, espionage and terror. The stories are drawn from the real files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Illegal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob
Bonanza( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the Cartwright family, a prosperous family of ranchers around Virginia City, Nevada after the Civil War
Film noir classic collection double feature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act of Violence (1948): Ex-GIs are on a collision course in a crisp tale directed by Fred Zinnemann (The Day of the Jackal). Mystery Street (1950): CSI Noir: John Sturges (The Great Escape) helms a procedural whodunit in Boston environs. Crime Wave (1954): A hardboiled cop: Sterling Hayden (The Asphalt Jungle) heads an L.A. manhunt. Decoy (1946): A drop-dead dame: femme fatale Jean Gille revives her hunk from the dead (!) because he knows where the loot is buried. Illegal (1955): D.A. Edward G. Robinson turns to defending lowlifes in a snappy remake of The Mouthpiece. The Big Steal (1949): On the lam, down Mexico way: Out of the Past's Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer reteam, Don Siegel directs. They Live by Night (1948): In love ... in danger. Thugs force lovebirds Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell to be accomplices. Side Street (1950): The duo returns as struggling Manhattan marrieds who unwittingly get their hands on mob dough. Where Danger Lives (1950): a corpse behind. A dead end ahead. Woozy Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue are on the run. Tension (1950): Genre icon Audrey Totter is bad to the bone. But milquetoast hubby Richard Basehart may be worse!
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Illegal /The big steal Illegal Film noir classic collection double feature
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Alternative Names
Allen, Alfred Lewis 1905-2000

Allen, Lewis

Lewis Allen angielski reżyser

Lewis Allen britischer Filmregisseur

Lewis Allen Brits filmregisseur (1905-2000)

Lewis Allen réalisateur britannique

Lewis Allen regista britannico

Meeropol, Abel

Аллен, Льюис

לואיס אלן

لويس ألين مخرج أفلام من المملكة المتحدة

لوئیس آلن (کارگردان) کارگردان بریتانیایی

ルイス・アレン (映画監督)