Hardwicke, Cedric 1893-1964
Most widely held works about Cedric Hardwicke
Most widely held works by Cedric Hardwicke
The ten commandments ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him.
Richard III ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
Set in England in the latter half of the 15th century, recounts the rise to the throne of the physically and morally deformed Richard and his fall at the hands of Richmond and his allies.
Suspicion ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Around the world in 80 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time.
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.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores.
The war of the worlds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
A Martian spacecraft lands near the small southern California city of Linda Rosa. Disaster ensues.
A Victorian in orbit; the irreverent memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke as told to James Brough by Cedric Hardwicke ( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
The invisible man the legacy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder.
The ten commandments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Lavish Biblical epic that tells the life story of Moses from the time he was discovered in the bulrushes as an infant by the pharaoh's daughter. As an adult, he turns his back on his privileged life in Egypt to lead his true people, the Hebrews, to freedom outside Egypt.
Things to come ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 451 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 desert fox the story of Rommel ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered. He is given a choice: either face a horrible death by torture or commit suicide. Rommel opts for the latter. The official story given to the press is that Rommel died heroically of his war wounds.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, rescues and defends the gypsy girl, Esmeralda.
Rope ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage.
Poetry of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Helen of Troy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
The Greeks defeat Troy by offering a mammoth wooden horse that secretly houses their fighting men.
Les misérables ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Jean Valjean is a young man accused of stealing. He escapes prison and spends the rest of his life miserable and being chased by one man: a policeman named Valert.
Alfred Hitchcock's rope ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Two thrill-seeking friends strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table fashioned from a trunk containing the lifeless body. When dinner conversation revolves around talk of "the perfect murder," their former teacher becomes increasingly suspicious that his proteges have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.
King Solomon's mines ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads a party in search of both a missing English aristocrat and King Solomon's Mines.
Lured ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A serial killer terrorizes London by luring women into meeting with him through the personal ads in the newspaper and taunting the police with gruesome poems.
Actors Adventure and adventurers Bible films Biographical films Biography Brides Comedy films Detective and mystery films Drama Drugs--Physiological effect Edward--IV,--King of England,--1442-1483 England Epic films Exodus, The Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France France--Paris Great Britain Hardwicke, Cedric,--1893-1964 Historical films History Horror films Hugo, Victor,--1802-1885 Human-alien encounters Husbands Invisibility Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event) Martians Moses--(Biblical leader) Murder Religious films Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485 Romance films Rommel, Erwin,--1891-1944 Science fiction films Science fiction films Space warfare Ten commandments United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages around the world Wells, H. G.--1866-1946 World War (1939-1945)
Hardwicke, Cedric, Sir 1893-1964
Hardwicke, Cedric Webster 1893-1964
Hardwicke, Cedrick, Sir 1893-1964
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