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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Overview
Works: 528 works in 1,695 publications in 8 languages and 38,548 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Fiction  Radio plays  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Contributor, Host, per, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and French and held by 3,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Richard III by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
72 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,867 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 )
33 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 1,739 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 )
48 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,517 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 )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,497 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 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 )
45 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assasins Brutus and Cassius
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Anna Karénina by Clarence Brown ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia. Anna, 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 fallen idol ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
The four feathers by Zoltan Korda ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and French and held by 797 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
William Wyler's the heiress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 754 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?
Time bandits by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenged with the task of patching up the handiwork of a Supreme Being who was forced into creating the world in only 6 days, a troupe of bandits accompanied by a school boy, steal the priceless map of the universe and are swept away on a whirlwind adventure through time and space
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 682 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
Watership down by Richard Adams ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 674 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 goup 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
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 665 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-stats time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
Khartoum by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and French and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883. Olivier performs as the Arab leader Mahdi who leads his tribesmen against the British General Gordon, played by Heston
Richard Adams's Watership down ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 587 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
Dragonslayer by Matthew Robbins ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes sixth century British countryside and the only hope is an aging sorcerer. When the sorcerer is killed, the task falls to his young apprentice
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member 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
Greystoke the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats comes home to his grandfather and Jane in Edwardian England
 
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Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir
Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983
Languages
English (529)
German (12)
French (10)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
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