Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983
Most widely held works about Ralph Richardson
Most widely held works by Ralph Richardson
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,829 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 ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
The story of Richard of Gloucester, a man twisted both in mind and body, as he schemes for the throne of England.
Long day's journey into night ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 1,466 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.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 1,257 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. Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Filmed in Spain during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco under the surveillance of Spain's secret police. Won Academy Awards in 1965 for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score (including Lara's Theme), Best Art Direction/Set Direction, and Best Costume Design.
A doll's house ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 1,184 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 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 what 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.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
33 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assassins Brutus and Cassius.
Richard III ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 812 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.
Exodus ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 789 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.
The fallen idol ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder.
Time bandits ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
A young boy escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being, they plunder treasure from Napoleon and Agamemnon, but the Evil Genius is watching their every move!
William Wyler's the heiress ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 610 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?
Exodus ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and French and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of the postwar Jewish struggle for independence and their fight to establish a homeland in Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews headed toward Israel aboard a weathered freighter.
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
This is one of the Shakespeare's so-called black comedies. It poses certain questions not usually found in comedy and answers them in a merry and profound way.
The 300 Spartans ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 523 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.
Khartoum ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and French and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883.
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 libraries worldwide
The romantic drama about a hot-tempered but eloquent swordsman who courts the beautiful Roxane for his friend Christian. Based on historical fact.
Things to come ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 489 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 Heiress ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Catherine is the only heir to her stern father's vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend wants her to elope, she is threatened with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage, he deserts her. Seven years later, Morris returns, and a wiser Catherine plots her revenge.
Sherlock Holmes a Baker Street dozen by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of twelve classic mysteries featuring master sleuth Sherlock Holmes.
Dragonslayer ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes the sixth-century British countryside. The only hope for the beleagured citizens is an aging sorcerer. But when he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls to his young apprentice.
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Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983
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