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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Works: 64 works in 319 publications in 8 languages and 8,140 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Historical films  History  Juvenile works  Comedy films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Dancer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Esmond Knight
Most widely held works by Esmond Knight
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V is Shakespeare's dramatic depiction of England's Henry as he strives to claim the crown of France. Henry finally establishes an alliance with France when he meets and marries Catherine of Valois after his army is victorious
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie
Sink the Bismarck! by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. 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 the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Rio by Jean Renoir( Visual )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English family lives in Bengal, India, which provides the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of Harriet, the heroine, an adolescent girl who experiences the first pangs of womanhood when she falls in love with a wounded American war hero, loses a beloved family member, and begins to express her deepest feeling in eloquent verse
King Lear by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about two lovers who mock love
The silver fleet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the occupation of Holland during World War II, the owner of a Dutch shipyard pretends to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect his employees and his family
Cousin Bette( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born plain and poor, Bette Fischer endures her lot, until her wealthy cousin's family steals her only treasure--the young sculptor she has taken under her wing. Joining forces with ambitious, greedy, and alluring Valerie Marneffe, Bette vows to have her revenge and sets out to ruin the family by exploiting the sexual appetites of the men and the naiveté of the women. This dramatization of Balzac's great work, part of the "Scènes de la vie parisienne" section of the novel sequence "La Comédie humaine," explores themes of vice and virtue, the influence of money on French society, and the effect of gender roles on human relationships
Gone to earth by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 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
Jean Renoir's production of Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar India, three adolescent girls develop competing crushes on a young American veteran who lost a leg in combat. As their romances and rivalries deepen, the background of the Indian society, culture and environment influences all their personalities in subtle and symbolic ways
Seeking the bubble by Esmond Knight( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Esmond Knight acteur britannique

Esmond Knight Britischer Schauspieler

Esmond Knight britisk skodespelar

Esmond Knight britisk skuespiller

Esmond Knight Brits acteur (1906-1987)

Esmond Knight brittisk skådespelare

Knight, Esmond Pennington 1906-1987

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