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Rank Organisation

Works: 313 works in 630 publications in 3 languages and 11,227 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Filmed plays  Romantic comedy films  Disaster films  Historical films  Television mini-series  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
A Night to Remember by Roy Baker( visu )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( visu )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 988 libraries worldwide
A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( visu )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
This sporting life by David Storey( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"Follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire."--Container
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
26 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, about a pair of teenagers who fall in love despite a bitter feud raging between their families
The Browning version by Anthony Asquith( visu )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
A moving drama about an aging English schoolmaster who comes to grips with his personal and professional failures
The rocking horse winner by D. H Lawrence( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
A story about a young, sensitive English boy whose rocking horse empowers him to predict winning racehorses, at the eventual cost of his life
The purple plain by Robert Parrish( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, uncommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese desert, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna (Win Min Than). Anna helps Forrester overcome his grief and gives him the drive to survive the trek through the wilderness of Burma. A wartime film about character rather than combat
Sapphire by Basil Dearden( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park. The police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated
All night long ( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
An updating of Shakespeare's Othello, set in the jazz world of London in the early 1960s. Because of a rumour set about by a jealous rival, a jazz trumpeter at an all-night party tries to strangle his wife
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( visu )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in German and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Newly restored and digitally remastered from the original 35mm film, the legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf stars in this acclaimed film of Richard Strauss' delightful opera, Der Rosenkavalier. This Salzburg Festival production of Strauss' great work toured the world, and this filmed version was hailed by The New York Times as 'Superb'. Schwarzkopf performs her signature role as Princess von Werdenberg, an aging beauty involved with a younger man, Octavian
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
The residents of the London suburb of Pimlico discover that an ancient treaty ceded their district to the Duke of Burgundy, and when rationing restrictions loom before them, they decide to secede from Great Britain
Eva by Joseph Losey( visu )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Welsh writer Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker) seems to have it all, style, an international best-seller, an apartment in Rome, a gorgeous fiancée, but he remains bitter. He meets his existential match in ennui in the mod seductress Eve
Defence of the realm by David Drury( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
"When a tawdry sex scandal links a high-ranking British politician to a Russian KGB agent, ambitious newsman Nick Mullen swiftly gets the story on Page One. But when his scoop-of-the-decade begins to unravel the cover-up-of-the-century ... [Mullen finds himself] ensnared in a web of deadly intrigue"--Container
Der Rosenkavalier ( visu )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in German and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Princess von Werdenberg is involved with Octavian. When Octavian agrees to deliver Baron Ochs' marriage proposal to Sophie, the messenger and bride-to-be fall in love with each other
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( visu )
8 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Adapted from the Charles Dickens' novel, this is a story of Pip, a young boy who receives a fortune which he believes has come from an eccentric old lady. Instead, he discovers it came from a very different source
Alec Guinness 5-film collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Kind hearts and coronets: Following his mother's death, an Edwardian gentleman plots to avenge her by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
The Ipcress file by Len Deighton( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
When an undercover gang kidnaps and brainwashes key scientists, London sends their agent, ex-sergeant Harry Palmer, to investigate. Palmer is surprised to be selected for such a mission (considering his past) and believes he has been chosen because he is expendable. During the investigation a tape turns up with the word 'Ipcress' written on it
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Alternative Names
J. Arthur Rank Film Distributributors
J. Arthur Rank Organisation
J. Arthur Rank productions
Rank Organisation Limited
The Rank organisation
English (152)
German (10)
Chinese (2)
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