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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Overview
Works: 186 works in 567 publications in 8 languages and 13,885 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Naval history  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  Audio adaptations  Historical fiction  Musical settings 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Hugh Griffith
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Birthed by a local woman but raised by the village squire, Tom Jones grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
Exodus by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,210 WorldCat member 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the earliest of Shakespeare's three comedies
How to steal a million by William Wyler ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and German and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman and a burglar hatch a scheme to swipe a forgery from an art museum to conceal her father's art forgeries
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remake of 1935 film. An adventure drama about the conflicts between the allegedly brutal Captain Bligh and his first officer, Fletcher Christian, which led to the mutiny aboard H.M.S. Bounty in the South Pacific in 1789, and the escape of the mutineers to Pitcairn Island
John Osborne's Luther by John Osborne ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Martin Luther and his eventual condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement of the Protestant reformation
Oliver! by Carol Reed ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Even 30 years later, 'Oliver!' is an exciting experience for young viewers, and is substantial enough for those who want some tension along with the fluffy songs."--Brian Webster, Apolloguide.com
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long thought dead, the victim of a horrible accident, Dr. Anton Phibes still lives, surrounded by art-deco bric-a-brac and attended by mute beauty Vulnavia. Outwardly normal in appearance, Phibes actually wears a rubber mask, covering his hideously deformed countenance; giving away the artifice is the fact that, when he dines, he takes his food through his neck rather than his mouth. Able to speak only when plugging a wire into his damaged vocal chords, Phibes elucidates his plan to murder the medical team whom he holds responsible for the death of his wife
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this is a thriller about a man who is forced to become an Allied spy during World War II. The film follows him from subterfuge to discovery and finally to escape
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace ( Book )
3 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Press kit includes: 1 looseleaf onesheet, 1 booklet (background history on the story and the film), 1 envelope (held additional promotional material, has handwritten notes about film), 6 color prints of paintings by Ben Stahl inspired by scenes from the film, 1 pressbook (cast and credits listing, articles about the film, story, 18 black and white still photographs, onesheets, marketing ideas)
Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 18th century, Mr. Earnshaw returns to his home, Wuthering Heights, with a young orphan named Heathcliff. Initially, Earnshaw's children, Cathy and Hindley, are unreceptive to the untamed urchin but in time the inevitable happens - Cathy and Heathcliff fall in love
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Decameron, transposed to Naples from Boccaccio's Florence, is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex
The Canterbury tales by Pier Paolo Pasolini ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pasolini's startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust
Start the revolution without me ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It takes the tumultuous 'let them eat cake' days of the French Revolution and gives everyone a figurative pie in the face. Two sets of twins are mismatched at birth. One set grows up to be aristocratic swashbucklers; the other set are peasants. In a hilarious fluke of fate, they crisscross across classes. Special features included
I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of stories from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales". Shot in England, it offers an earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride, to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is a work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini's portrayal of Chaucer himself
Luther by John Osborne ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Martin Luther and his eventual condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement of the Protestant reformation
Under milk wood by Dylan Thomas ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas' undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece: an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as First Voice, is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning
 
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Alternative Names
Griffith, Hugh
Griffith, Hugh Emrys.
Griffith, Hugh Emrys 1912-1980
Languages
English (233)
Italian (27)
German (9)
French (7)
Spanish (6)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (1)
Welsh (1)
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