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Challis, Christopher

Works: 157 works in 259 publications in 6 languages and 5,648 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  War films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  Opera films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Actor, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Christopher Challis
Most widely held works by Christopher Challis
Two for the road by Stanley Donen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together - through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood - all on the road
Those magnificent men in their flying machines : or, how I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes by Ken Annakin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extraordinary comic version of the historic 1910 London-to-Paris air race features the greatest aviators from around the world. They all come together when a stuffy, but very rich, newspaper publisher decides to sponsor an airplane race across the English Channel. Convinced it will give his newspaper worldwide publicity, the publisher offers 10,000 pounds to the winner"--Container
Sink the Bismarck! by ByoungSeon Choi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck destroyed. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models
The little prince by Richard Kiley( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French pilot crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara Desert and comes upon a young prince from another planet. The little prince tells the pilot that he is inspecting the universe and stays in the desert long enough to convey to the pilot his impression of the earth and stories of other planets he has visited
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an "Elvis" movie and a World War II "underground resistance" thriller. In his film debut, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a Presley-like American rock idol sent behind the Iron Curtain on a goodwill tour. Before long, he is involved in a complex espionage scheme thanks to beautiful Lucy Gutteridge, the daughter of a scientist (Michael Gough) held captive by the Communists. Also essential to the action is flamboyant resistance leader Christopher Villiers, who behaves like Victor Mature in Betrayed (1954) and talks like James Mason. Adhering to Z-A-Z's cheerful disregard for people, places and events, the East Germans are depicted as Nazis, while the Underground is comprised of Frenchmen. The plot is mainly an excuse for the Z-A-Z team's fondness for joke-a-minute lampoonery, skewering cinematic targets ranging from The Blue Lagoon (1980) to The Wizard of Oz (1939). As in Z-A-Z's other efforts, Top Secret! scores its biggest yocks when invoking cliches that we never realized were cliches-and falls on its face whenever attempting a too-obvious gag (the biggest clinker: that pigeon statue in the park). Everyone has his or her favorite bits in this film: our faves include the resistance fighter named Deja Vu ("Haven't we met somewhere before "), Kilmer's horrible nightmare while being tortured (he arrives too late to take final exams), the army-booted cow, the sensitive Pinto, and the East German National Anthem, sung to the tune of the Shorewood (Wisconsin) High School marching song. But let's say no more: comedy of this nature is designed to be seen, not written or read about
Agatha Christie's The mirror crack'd by Agatha Christie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple tackles an assembly of suspects in a homicide on the set of an American extravaganza being filmed in England
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and German and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the collaborative genius of writer/director Billy Wilder comes this highly entertaining mystery that unfolds from Dr. Watson's (Colin Blakely) diary involving the great Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens)
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Richard M Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfire, but then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her
The grass is greener by Stanley Donen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" When a struggling British earl (Cary Grant) opens his manor to the public, what he wants is some badly needed money... what he gets is a handsome American millionaire (Robert Mitchum) who sweeps the earl's gorgeous wife (Deborah Kerr) off her feet. Encouraged by his wife's chatterbox best friend (Jean Simmons), the jealous earl invites his wife's lover up for the weekend to engage in some fishing and a duel."--Container
A shot in the dark by Blake Edwards( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigné par erreur à une affaire très importante dans laquelle le chauffeur d'un millionnaire s'est fait assassiner, Clouseau tombe - littéralement - sur le principal suspect, une très belle femme pourvue de la même fâcheuse manie que Clouseau : se trouver au mauvais endroit au mauvais moment. Mais alors que les corps s'entassent et que le casier judiciaire de la belle suspecte s'allonge, Clouseau réalise qu'il doit trouver le "véritable" coupable très vite, sous peine de voir sa carrière sombrer ! (Source : jaquette)
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

På en solrig ø i Adriaterhavet nyder en række velhavende personer livet, men alle har en skjult dagsorden, som handler om at vinde skuespillerinden Arlena Marshalls gunst. Da Arlena findes myrdet på stranden, viser det sig, at alle har et stærkt motiv, men den belgiske detektiv Hercule Poirot er deltager i selskabet
Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Stuart was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Mary would be the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth, the Queen of England and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary would end with her beheading. With her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne is finally removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :En attendant Stella dans une auberge, un poète dénommé Hoffmann raconte à ses amis ses amours passées : Olympia, la poupée animée du Dr Coppelius, Giulette, courtisane de Venise et Antonia qui mourut d'avoir trop chanté. Ces histoires sont de véritables contes féériques qui ont brisé tour à tour le coeur d'Hofffmann et l'ont inspiré artisitiquement. Alors que Hoffmann est nostalgique et ivre, Stella arrive enfin
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British Intelligence against a wily and powerful military opponent"--Container
Damn the defiant!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ship's commander must battle a sadistic subordinate officer, a mutinous crew, and Napoleon's fleet
The elusive Pimpernel by Michael Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Percy Blakeney masquerades as an "indolent dandy of London" and leads a double life as Pimpernel. He secretly comes to the aid of innocent French aristocrats during of the Reign of Terror
Staircase( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a play by Charles Dyer about a couple of gay and aging hairdressers --Container
Gone to earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Wood is a Gypsy girl who loves animals, particularly her pet fox. She is desired by Jack Reddin, a fox-hunting squire, who pursues her even after her marriage to the local pastor
Genevieve by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friendly rivals engage in a race on the way back from the London to Brighton veteran car rally
Maria Stuart, Königin von Schottland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.15 for Ian Flemin ... to 0.94 for Maria Stua ...)

The little prince
Alternative Names
Challis, Chris 1919-2012

Challis, Christopher

Challis, Christopher G. 1919-2012

Christopher Challis britischer Kameramann

Christopher Challis Brits director of photography (1919-2012)

Christopher Challis direttore della fotografia britannico

Кристофер Челлис

کریستوفر چالیس


The tales of Hoffmann