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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Works: 523 works in 2,075 publications in 8 languages and 40,002 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Fantasy films  Romance films  Animated films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, vac, Author, Costume designer, Host, Contributor, per, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by Nancy Stanley( Visual )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

91 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

71 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. Years ago, Nora Helmer committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed and lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring. But when the truth comes out, Torvald reveals himself for who he really is, and then desperately tries to patch things up and resume his role. But everything has changed. Shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem, Nora can pretend no longer, and leaves to be free. Torvald is left wondering how he had ever been such a fool to think she would be with him forever
William Wyler's the heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy girl falls in love with a penniless man her father is sure only wants her for her money. When she plans to elope, her father threatens to disinherit her. Will she still go through with the marriage?
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assassins Brutus and Cassius
Time bandits by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troupe of tiny bandits, challenged with the task of patching up the handiwork of a Supreme Being who was forced into creating the world in only six days, instead steal the priceless map of the universe. Accompanied by an English school boy, they are swept away on a whirlwind adventure through time and space, encountering bizarre incarnations of Napoleon, Robin Hood, Agamemnon, and others
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Richard Adams's Watership down( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container
The four feathers by Xun Mei( Visual )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of the nineteenth century. With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post. But he soon finds his shame is greater than his fear, and he returns to save his honor and the friends he betrayed at any cost
H.G. Wells' Things to come by William Cameron Menzies( Visual )

91 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a 25 year war destroys civilization, a group of scientific supermen set out to build a new one in this science fiction film. Decades later, their progress is threatened by a reactionary who urges the masses to rise up in protest
The fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

51 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
Anna Karénina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

54 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia. Anna (Leigh), the wife of a stuffy bureaucrat, falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer. Ultimately discarded by her lover, she is driven to suicide
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 5th-century B.C., King Leonidas of Sparta has only his 300 bodyguards to stand with him against an invasion by the 60,000 men of the Persian army. Their heroic stand against the invasion gives the other Greek city-states time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain. Animated
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield's idyllic life changes when his mother marries Mr. Murdstone. When she dies, David's stepfather takes David from school and forces him to do back-breaking work in his winery. David runs away to his eccentric Aunt Betsy's home, where he grows into a respected young man and finds the love he never had as a child
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and French and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
Dragonslayer by Matthew Robbins( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes sixth century British countryside; the only hope is an aging sorcerer. The sorcerer is killed, and the task falls to his young apprentice
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson (1915-1985) Welles( Visual )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the friendship between a bohemian, boisterous Sir John Falstaff and the young Prince of Wales in medieval England. Dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship and Falstaff's disillusionment when the Prince becomes King of England
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Ralf Ričardson

Ralph Richardson acteur britannique

Ralph Richardson Actor

Ralph Richardson aktor brytyjski

Ralph Richardson attore inglese

Ralph Richardson britischer Schauspieler

Ralph Richardson britisk skodespelar

Ralph Richardson britisk skuespiller

Ralph Richardson Brits acteur

Ralph Richardson brittisk skådespelare

Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir

Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983

Ραλφ Ρίτσαρντσον

Ралф Ричардсон

Ралф Ричардсън

Ральф Річардсон

Ричардсон, Ральф

Ռալֆ Ռիչարդսոն

רלף ריצ'רדסון

رالف ريتشاردسون

رالف ریچاردسون بازیگر بریتانیایی



Richard IIIExodusJulius CaesarTime banditsThe fallen idolKhartoumRalph Richardson : the authorized biography