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Dighton, John 1909-1989

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Most widely held works by John Dighton
Roman Holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

109 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaper-man and they fall in love
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation
The devil's disciple( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the trial scene in which the devil's disciple takes the place of the Rev. Mr. Anderson, who is on trial by the staff of General Burgoyne for treason against King George IV
Kind hearts and coronets : with Alec Guinness : directed by Robert Hamer by Robert Hamer( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini seeks to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family
The happiest days of your life, a farce in three acts by John Dighton( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1956 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village
The Swan by Charles Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy princess's head tells her to wed a worldly Crown Prince, but her heart is drawn to a dashing commoner. Garbed in dreamy Helen Rose gowns, surrounded by Mittel-European opulence, the leading lady dances, duels, flirts, falls in love and makes even the most jaded moviegoer want to believe in fairy tales
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic broadside against the English educational system. This unrestrained romp tells of a boys' school and a girls' school accidentally billeted together and the inspired anarchy that results when the droll headmaster and the iron-willed headmistress clash
Man alive; an unlikely story in three acts by John Dighton( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Visual )

24 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an impoverished family dependent on a wealthy and villainous relative who sends young Nicholas into a series of wild adventures. Nicholas, a very proper young man, encounters nearly every extreme of Victorian society while attempting to thwart destiny as a cliff-hanging series of incidents spills across the screen."
Roman holiday: Special Collectors Edition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess on an official visit to Rome slips away without notice and falls in love with a newspaperman
Who goes there! A comedy by John Dighton( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1952 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Rank : the autobiography of a criminal by Roy Horniman( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) inspired the classic Ealing film, Kind Hearts and Coronets. But though both works are comedies about a serial murderer, they are different creatures. The eponymous narrator of Roy Horniman's novel, son of a Jewish commercial traveller, offers his memoirs from the condemned cell, having murdered six people who stood between him and an earldom he hoped to inherit. Through Israel's story Horniman explores and parodies the anti-Semitic attitudes of Edwardian England
Saraband for dead lovers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of court romance a count falls in love with the unloved wife of a prince
Champagne Charlie by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 19th century English music hall performer and life behind the scenes
The black sheep of Whitehall by Basil Dearden( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime comic situations ensue when a correspondence course teacher finds himself in the middle of a Nazi plot to sabotage a trade agreement between South America and Britain and dons a variety of disguises to beat the Germans at their own game
The Foreman went to France by Charles Frend( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreman went to France: as the Nazis invade France, a British factory foreman is sent to recover some valuable machinery that the British don't want to see falling into German hands
 
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Kind hearts and coronets
Alternative Names
John Dighton britischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

John Dighton Brits scenarioschrijver (1909-1989)

Дайтон, Джон

ダイトン, ジョン

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