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MacGinnis, Niall 1913-1977

Overview
Works: 64 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 5,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Religious films  War films  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Church history  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Niall MacGinnis
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 1,494 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
Lust for life by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as World War II breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
Martin Luther ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the life of Martin Luther, showing how his theological clash with the Roman Catholic Church resulted in the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Germany. Filmed in West Germany
Curse of the demon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a psychologist's colleague is murdered, he denies that it is the work of the devil, until he himself becomes the next target
The edge of the world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese presents this exquisite drama directed by Michael Powell. On a remote island off the coast of Scotland times are changing and as two young people plan to leave the island conflict and tragedy erupt
Hammer films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[These are the damned]: Two people stumble upon a military facility that harbors 'naturally' radioactive children. Original British title, The damned
World War II movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We dive at dawn: The "Sea Tiger" attempts to sink the German battleship "Brandenburg" off Denmark
The veil ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten horror stories hosted by legendary horror actor Boris Karloff
Sword of Sherwood Forest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gold emblem found on the body of a dead man is the only clue to a mystery in the town of Bawtry. Robin discovers that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is traveling with Maid Marian, has foiled the plan of the earl and sheriff to take over Bawtry Castle. Now Robin must rescue the Archbishop and Marian from the evil duo who are seeking retaliation
Jason and the Argonauts ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece before he can claim his throne. Includes featurette and interview
Hammer films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never take candy from a stranger (1960): A small town is terrorized by an elderly child molester; These are the damned (1961): Two people stumble apon a military facility that harbors 'naturally' radioactive children
Kirk Douglas drama ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely little boy peeks into the window of a Skid Row dive. Mesmerized by the soaring magic played by a small jazz combo, he longs to create the same sounds. So with the guidance of a brilliant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist but as man, struggles with an impossible note trapped in his mind
Martin Luther Herod the Great : 2 feature films ( Visual )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Luther: The story of his efforts to reform the Catholic church, his excommunication, and the developments that led to the Protestant Reformation
The last adventurers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlucky sea captain finds himself shipwrecked, then rescued and taken aboard another captain's ship. Grateful for his rescue, the man meets and falls in love with the daughter of his rescuer. Fate seems to play a trick on the sailor when he finds himself shipwrecked a second time, looking for a rescue
Sacred classics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack the ripper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three tales of the macabre and the supernatural. In the first tale, a father sends a cryptic message from the grave to help settle a dispute over his will. In the second tale, a sea captain decides its time to be rid of his wife. Little does he know that her maddening mayhem will carry on long after she's gone. And in the third story, a clairvoyant "witnesses" murders by Jack the Ripper. The problem is that they are all in his head, and police find his story preposterous
Helen of Troy by John Twist( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two empires at war, with one woman the center of it all. To defeat the undefeatable ultimately requires brains as much as brawn. So the Greeks, feigning withdrawal, offer a gift of treachery: a mammoth wooden horse that secretly houses their fighting men
 
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Alternative Names
MacGinnis Niall 1913-1977
MacGinniss, Niall 1913-1977
Mc Ginnis Niall 1913-1977
McGinnis Niall 1913-1977
Languages
English (54)
German (1)
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