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Pettingell, Frank

Overview
Works: 9 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,928 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Televised plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR4572, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Pettingell
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Gaslight by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity
Shakespeare's An age of kings by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When An Age of Kings was first broadcast, it was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485. An Age of Kings' adapter Eric Crozier cut the text into schedule-friendly 60 and 75 minute episodes. These mostly comprised half a complete play, though Henry VI Part I was reduced to a single hour-long episode."--British FiIm Institute
Monsters and madmen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic submarine: When the nuclear-powered submarine the Tiger Shark sets out to investigate a series of naval disasters near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds itself besieged by electrical storms, an unidentified floating saucer, and lots of hairy tentacles
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Recording )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
Corridors of blood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the 1840s is the setting for this British horror film starring Boris Karloff as Dr. Thomas Bolton, an eminent surgeon determined to discover an effective anesthetic to relieve his patients suffering. Unusual for its time, the film deals with the consequences of drug addiction, Boris Karloff gives one of his finest performances as the Doctor experimenting on himself who becomes addicted and finally destroys his own career in his relentless pursuit of the elusive anesthetic gas. Much of the story takes place in the slum area of old London known as the Seven Dials, hence the film's original title The Doctor of Seven Dials, a curious mix of horror and historical drama
Oscar Wilde's short stories by Oscar Wilde( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde's finest short stories read by Sir Laurence Olivier and Basil Rathbone including Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Devoted Friend, and The Selfish Giant
The goose steps out( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime farce in which comic actor Will Hay plays dual roles as a British spy and his look-alike Nazi counterpart
An age of kings : eight history plays by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When An Age of Kings was first broadcast, it was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485. An Age of Kings' adapter Eric Crozier cut the text into schedule-friendly 60 and 75 minute episodes. These mostly comprised half a complete play, though Henry VI Part I was reduced to a single hour-long episode."--British FiIm Institute
 
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Shakespeare's An age of kings
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