Olivier, Laurence 1907-1989
Most widely held works about Laurence Olivier
Most widely held works by Laurence Olivier
Confessions of an actor : an autobiography by Laurence Olivier ( Book )
73 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 14 languages and held by 2,390 libraries worldwide
The English actor describes his public and private life from his childhood through his sixty-year career.
Spartacus ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
On acting by Laurence Olivier ( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 libraries worldwide
A personal account of the actor's own training. Also analyzes the greatest roles of his career and gives his insights into the art of acting.
King Lear ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,889 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters.
Hamlet ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
Performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Rebecca ( Visual )
79 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death.
Richard III ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
The story of Richard of Gloucester, a man twisted both in mind and body, as he schemes for the throne of England.
Hamlet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 1,445 libraries worldwide
The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer.
Wuthering Heights ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
"Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven star in this internationally-acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Olivier and Oberon are brilliant as Heathcliff and Cathy, whose tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar (David Niven). Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax."--Jacket.
Henry V ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Henry V is Shakespeare's dramatic depiction of England's Henry as he strives to claim the crown of France. Henry finally establishes an alliance with France when he meets and marries Catherine of Valois after his army is victorious.
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates.
Rebecca ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave.
Clash of the Titans ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Perseus (Hamlin), the mortal son of Zeus (Olivier), faces the monsters of Greek mythology as he battles to save Andromeda (Bowker) from a primeval sea beast.
A bridge too far ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
A dramatic recreation of an Allied airdrop behind German lines in Holland, and the subsequent disastrous Battle of Arnhem.
Henry V ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt.
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
An aviator and a reporter attempt to save the world from destruction by flying robots.
Marathon man ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 911 libraries worldwide
"Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive"--Container.
Great acting: Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Noël Coward by Hal Burton ( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
The world at war ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.
Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 849 libraries worldwide
An opinionated young lady of the early 19th century wins herself a rich husband she had at first despised for his pride.
Acting Action and adventure films Actors Biographical films Biography Catholics Comedy films Detective and mystery films Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama England English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany Gladiators Great Britain Hamlet (Legendary character) Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422 Historical films Historical television programs History Japan Leigh, Vivien,--1913-1967 Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Nonfiction television programs Olivier, Laurence,--1907-1989 Princes Revolutionaries Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485 Rome Russia Servile Wars (Rome : 135-71 B.C.) Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Spartacus,--d. 71 B.C Television adaptations Television programs Theater United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
Olivier, Larry, 1907-1989
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, 1907-1989
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier, 1907-
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier, 1907-1989
Olivier, Lawrence 1907-1989
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Multiple languages (37)
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