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Haffenden, Elizabeth 1906-1976

Works: 15 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 3,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Historical films  Film and video adaptations  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Christian fiction 
Roles: Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Haffenden
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Heaven knows, Mr. Allison by John Huston( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II Marine sergeant and a Roman Catholic nun are both marooned together on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. The sergeant does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. The nun is equally fond of the sergeant, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Richard M Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 441 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, backfires. 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 sundowners by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear
The man in grey by Leslie Arliss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of treachery put both the Gainsborough melodrama and actor James Mason on the map. The star-to-be plays Lord Rohan, a cruel nobleman who marries the naive and sweet-natured Clarissa for the sole purpose of producing an heir; meanwhile, Clarissa's conniving best friend, Hesther, plots against her for her own nefarious ends. Set in England in the early 19th century
Madonna of the seven moons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lurid tale of sex and psychosis is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways
The wicked lady by Leslie Arliss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound seventeenth-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend's wealthy fiance on the eve of their wedding. And that's only the beginning; there are no depths to which this sinful woman won't sink. James Mason costars as a highwayman with whom our anti-heroine becomes entangled
Half a sixpence by George Sidney( Visual )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humble London drapery clerk Arthur Kipps inherits a fortune. He briefly forgets his old mates and his faithful girlfriend, but soon discovers that high society is not his cup of tea
Fiddler on the roof by United Artists Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof
King Henry IV, part 2 notes ... by James K Lowers( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes scene-by-scene synopsis, commentaries, suggested questions, character sketches, and more
Laughing Anne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Miss Lockwood plays the title role of a Parisian singer who drifts to the South Seas with her lover, Forrest Tucker, a prizefighter who has lost the use of his hands. Across her path drifts Corey, a good man and captain of a small trading schooner. She makes a stowaway voyage with him and they fall in love, but she spurns his offer of marriage, returns to Tucker. Several years later, their paths cross again, and she warns Corey that Tucker plans to rob his ship of a silver shipment. In the ensuing fight, both Miss Lockwood and Tucker are killed, and Corey takes her son away to sea with him"--Variety review by Brog., May 5, 1954. Set in Java in 1890, according to the British film catalogue. Fiction films, 1895-1994
B. J. Simmons & Co by B. J. Simmons & Co( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When published sources were not sufficient to meet the requirements of a particular theatrical production or commission, designers conducted research at libraries and museums. Over time, Simmons compiled a vast visual archive of tracings, clippings, photographs, postcards, and other ephemeral materials. The Geographic Costume Portfolios contain more than 10,000 items arranged in meticulous order by country (from Abyssinia to Yugoslavia) and time period. England and France are especially well represented
John Osborne's Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of Martin Luther and his eventual condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement of the Protestant reformation
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
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Ben-Hur a tale of the ChristThe sundownersHalf a sixpence