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Gray, Allan 1902-1973

Works: 206 works in 342 publications in 8 languages and 4,122 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Comedy films  Crime films  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger, Scenarist, Contributor, Creator, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Allan Gray
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is considered by many to be the finest British film ever made. A stirring masterpiece like no other. The indelible General Clive Candy barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history (1902 to 1942), only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, and aging
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 597 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime
Mauvaise graine Bad seed( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Pasquier (Pierre Mingand), 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 (Raymond Galle), a dapper young chap with a curious fetish for men's neckties, Henry falls in love with Jean's sister Jeannette (legendary screen diva Danielle Darrieux), who works as car-bait for the gang, luring love-hungry Parisian gentlemen away from their chrome-plated carriages."
Berlin-Alexanderplatz die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs by Piel Jutzi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in German and held by 22 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
La Reina de África( Visual )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mientras en Europa se inicia la Primera Guerra Mundial, Charlie, un curtido y alcohólico marinero, abastece los poblados del este de África con su pequeño barco de vapor "La Reina de África". Cuando el reverendo Samuel es asesinado, Charlie ofrecerá a la hermana de éste, Rose, llevarla en su barco. El viaje será peligroso y estará lleno de riesgos a los que habrá que sumar el enfrentamiento entre ellos por los opuestos de sus caracteres
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
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

6 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against all odds a RAF bomber pilot survives the shooting down of his plane. It seems that the celestial bureaucracy has this time made a mistake and sends an angel to take him before the tribunal to decide his case as doctors fight for his life. Powell and Pressburger approached their Ministry of Information brief to make a film to promote improved Anglo-American relations with the wit and imagination to outlast any short-term propagandist intent. Their film can be read as a satire on the emerging welfare state, a monochrome heaven (the socialist utopia) contrasted with a technicolor earth. Confounding the British critical establishment of the time, it subversively focuses on the process of representation - the film's two worlds can be regarded as the two discourses of fiction and documentary - foreshadowing Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes and Powell's Peeping Tom
Emil und die Detektive ein Ufaton-Film nach dem Roman von Erich Kästner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 1992 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Sans lendemain by Max Ophuls( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in French and held by 8 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
Je sais où je vais know where I'm going by Michael Powell( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 8 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
The Mammoth program : meaningful and motivational mathematics obtained through homework by Allan Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emil und die Detektive [1954] by R. A Stemmle( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train journey to Berlin, the bright young Emil from Neustadt an der Dosse 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
Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and French and held by 6 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
F.P.1( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saboteurs plan to destroy a floating aerodrome in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Mathematical themes by Allan Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African queen La Reine africaine by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Afrique, Septembre 1914. Charlie Allnut transporte sur son bateau, l'African Queen, toutes sortes de marchandises. Alors que la guerre vient d'éclater, Charlie doit embarquer Rose Sayer, une vieille fille, dont l'armée allemande vient de tuer le frère. Il espère la déposer en terrain neutre. Mais Rose le convainc de descendre la rivière jusqu'au lac Victoria, et d'affronter de nombreux dangers afin d'aller détruire un navire allemand, qui empêche les forces britanniques de progresser. Tous deux vont vivre une extraordinaire aventure
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Alternative Names
Allan Gray compositeur allemand

Allan Gray Tarnw, Austria-Hungary

Grey, Allan 1902-1973

Josef Zmigrod polsk kompositr

Zmigrod, Josef

Zmigrod, Josef 1902-1973

Żmigrod, Jzef 1902-1973