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Gray, Allan 1902-1973

Overview
Works: 238 works in 442 publications in 5 languages and 4,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Film excerpts  Detective and mystery films  History 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Other, Arranger, Scenarist, Creator, Compiler, Contributor, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allan Gray
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

49 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in German East Africa in 1914, this film centers on a journey down an uncharted river by a prim missionary and a derelict captain of a river boat as they battle nature, fall in love and attempt to destroy a German gunboat
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer and realizes that some things are more important than money
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldier Clive Candy battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars, and a changing world
A matter of life and death( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth
Robinson in space by Patrick Keiller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect-turned-filmmaker Patrick Keiller presents this unique travelogue of England. He goes to the country's familiar historic landmarks and grand estates, but also the suburban malls, industrial parks, landfills, factories, and phone booths choking the landscape
Mauvaise graine by Billy Wilder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in French and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Pasquier, the spoiled son of a wealthy doctor, who discovers high-octane thrills, jazz-era romance and a sense of purpose in life when he unwittingly falls into the company of an organized ring of car thieves. After befriending Jean, a dapper young chap with a curious fetish for men's neckties, Henry falls in love with Jean's sister Jeannette, who works as car-bait for the gang, luring love-hungry Parisian gentlemen away from their chrome-plated carriages. In French with English subtitles
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Désireux de protéger les moeurs de sa cité, un juge de paix britannique se donne une mission : surveiller les soldats américains qui pourraient venir séduire les femmes de la ville
Emil und die Detektive by Gerhard Lamprecht( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train journey to Berlin, the bright young Emil meets a shady character. The man calls himself Grundeis and gives Emil a piece of candy, which makes the boy drowsy. When he wakes up at his destination, the man is gone - and so is Emil's money. He catches sight of the rogue disappearing into the city melee. There Emil meets "Gustav mit der Hupe," who detects a whiff of big adventure and when they find Grundeis, he alerts his gang. Together Emil and the Detectives embark on a chase which takes them across Berlin. Emil's little cousin Pony Hütchen emerges as one of the main protagonists in the adventure, which eventually sees the gang catching the villain red-handed. He gets convicted and the gang receives a generous reward after it turns out Grundeis is far more than a petty thief: he's a wanted bank robber
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, an English pilot survives a jump from his burning plane due to an angel's incompetence. Caught in a netherworld between heaven and Earth, and in love with an American radio operator, he must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal
Berlin-Alexanderplatz : die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs by Piel Jutzi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les années 1920, le parcours de Franz Biberkopf, délinquant à peine sorti de prison, dans le monde de la pègre dont il réalise qu'il lui est impossible de sortir
British film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of twilight: "[T]his hard-hitting tale is set at a boarding house-haven for unmarried mothers, owned by a woman ... whose outward show of upstanding character hides her true personality: a fiend who abuses the women and farms out their babies! Madness, squalor, bedbugs and a dead baby add to the atmosphere of shock."--Container
Je sais où je vais know where I'm going by Michael Powell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Webster doit épouser Sir Robert Gellinger, sur l'île de Kiloran, situé dans les Hébrides, en Ecosse. Pendant le périlleux voyage, le mauvais temps se lève et Joan reste bloquée sur l'île de Mull avec TorquilMac Neil, jeune officier de la marine originaire de la région. Elle y fera des rencontres qui bouleverseront ses valeurs et mettront à mal sa détermination et son assurance habituelles. Son mariage s'éloigne
Heinrich George in Berlin Alexanderplatz die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sans lendemain by Max Ophuls( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstances in life lead Evelyn, the mother of a little boy, to work as a dancer in a low-class nightclub. By accident she runs into an old boyfriend, George, who has become rich and respected in Canada. Attracted to him once again, she hides her degrading situation. George returns her love and when he leaves to go back to Canada, Evelyn entrusts him with the care of her child, promising to rejoin them soon
The ancient rocks of Carnarvon Gorge by James W Beeston( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin Alexanderplatz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Berlino, negli anni della grande crisi, un uomo che ha ucciso involontariamente la sua fidanzata sprofonda sempre più in un tragico destino di malavita
Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deux officiers, l'un britannique, l'autre allemand, se lient d'amitié bien qu'amoureux de la même femme. Malgré la guerre de 14-18, ils sont animés du même sens de l'honneur. Survient le nazisme
Mathematical themes by Allan Gray( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Allan Gray compositeur allemand

Allan Gray deutscher Komponist

Allan Gray Pools componist (1902-1973)

Allan Gray Tarnów, Austria-Hungary

Grey, Allan 1902-1973

Josef Zmigrod polsk kompositör

Żmigrod Jósef

Zmigrod, Josef 1902-1973

Żmigrod, Józef, 1902-1973

Аллан Грэй

Ալան Գրեյ

אלן גרי

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