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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Works: 176 works in 675 publications in 7 languages and 15,373 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Religious films  Epic films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Owner, sze, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Hugh Griffith
Most widely held works by Hugh Griffith
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty adventures of a handsome and good-natured young man seeking his fortune and his true parentage in 18th century England
Oliver! by Lionel Bart( Visual )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent orphan is dragged into a life of crime when he is befriended by a gang of pickpockets
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 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
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the high seas against the tyrannical Captain Bligh aboard the H.M.S. Bounty when the underfed, overflogged sailors can no longer take the brutality
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the earliest of Shakespeare's three comedies
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our revels now are ended ... this rough magic I here abjure ..." In Shakespeare hinting at the end of his own magnificent career in these and others lines spoken by the great magician, Prospero? The "Tempest" was the last of Shakespeare's comedies, completed just before he retired to his native Stratford-upon-Avon; perhaps this delightful comedy was intended to signal the playwright's farewell to his beloved theater. The "Tempest" reflects Shakespeare's mature genius, with its story of innocence tempered by intrigue, hilarity bounded by melancholy. Audiences the world over still thrill to the "Tempest's" dark comedy and magical fantasy. Sir Michael Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave helped to build one of England's foremost theatrical families - a tradition that Ms. Redgrave continues today. And Hugh Griffith is one of the nation's greatest character actors. Together, they bring the "Tempest" majestically to life
How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 592 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
I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

81 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of four stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These stories of romance, deception, murder and lust are told in a uniquely candid and ribald way
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 323 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 )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American businessman turned Swedish oil-trader finds his life and fortunes held hostage when he's blackmailed by British agents and forced into the perilous arena of WWII espionage
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details how a wealthy young Jewish man and his family, who are all experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny, are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ
William Wyler's How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating tongue-in-cheek crime caper. The daughter of a wealthy Frenchman who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family's forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar to help her
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Canterbury tales, Pasolini's startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 186 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
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sets of twins are mismatched at birth. One set grows up as aristocratic swashbucklers. The other ends up as peasants. In a hilarious fluke of fate, the peasants become part of the ruling class and vice versa. Then, the war begins
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but virtuous 18th century English country servant struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him
Under milk wood and other plays by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 98 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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Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
Griffith, Hugh

Griffith, Hugh Emrys.

Griffith, Hugh Emrys 1912-1980

Hju Grifit

Hugh Griffith acteur britannique

Hugh Griffith actor galés

Hugh Griffith aktor brytyjski

Hugh Griffith attore gallese

Hugh Griffith britischer Schauspieler

Hugh Griffith britisk skodespelar

Hugh Griffith britisk skuespiller

Hugh Griffith Brits acteur (1912-1980)

Hugh Griffith brittisk skådespelare

Гриффит, Хью

Г'ю Гріффіт

Хју Грифит

Հյու Գրիֆիտ

יו גריפית'

هیو گریفیت بازیگر بریتانیایی


ExodusMutiny on the BountyWilliam Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceThe tempestUnder milk wood and other plays