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Hurst, Brian Desmond

Overview
Works: 52 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 1,780 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Made-for-TV movies  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Christmas television programs  Ghost films  Fantasy television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Restager, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Brian Desmond Hurst
Publications by Brian Desmond Hurst
Publications by Brian Desmond Hurst, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Brian Desmond Hurst
 
Most widely held works by Brian Desmond Hurst
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( visu )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
Charles Dickens' A Christmas carol ( visu )
5 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmases past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent
Filming T.E. Lawrence : Korda's lost epics by Miles Malleson( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
The authors have access to 2 of the screenplays for Korda's proposed film of T.E. Lawrence's life. Exploring this screenplay, they offer a valuable new understanding of the role of the British film industry in the life of the nation
Malta story by Brian Desmond Hurst( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A World War II pilot photographer, is forced to land in Malta. There he finds himself attached to the local regiment struggling to holdout against the Axis
Disney's a Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Ghost story
Tom Brown's schooldays ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Recounts the adventures of a young English boy at Rugby School in the early nineteenth century, who encounters hazing and is tormented by a bully. With the help of the headmaster and a friend, he tries to end the bullying and give the bully his comeuppance
Theirs is the glory by Brian Desmond Hurst( visu )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van de deelname van de parachutisten van de Britse 1e Luchtlandingsdivisie aan de Slag om Arnhem door nagespeelde scènes en historische opnames
Simba by Brian Desmond Hurst( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in German and English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A semi-documentary melodrama filmed in part in Kenya. A young Englishman whose brother has been murdered by Mau Mau terrorists overcomes his hatred of Negroes after a native physician sacrifices his life to prevent the massacre of a group of white colonists
Dangerous moonlight by Brian Desmond Hurst( visu )
13 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"In 1940, renowned Polish pianist Stefan Radetsky tinkers at a piano in a London hospital, his memory gone. As the doctors discuss how to cure Stefan, he begins to play his famous composition The Warsaw concerto. The piece jogs Stefan's memory, and he remembers a period, two years earlier, in war-torn Warsaw, when he was composing the then-unfinished concerto: Drawn by the sound of music, American war correspondent Carole Peters picks her way across the rubble-strewn streets to Stefan's apartment. When Carole chides him for playing the piano instead of defending his country, Stefan replies that he is a fighter pilot, but his squadron has been decimated and the Polish planes lack fuel to fly. Later, as Poland totters on the brink of surrender to Germany, Stefan's company plans a final suicide mission over Germany. Deciding that Stefan's musical gifts must not be squandered on the atrocities of war, his commanding officer instructs American pilot Mike Carroll to fix a draw of the cards to insure that Stefan is one of three men chosen to fly to safety in Romania. As Stefan flies one last time over Warsaw, he vows to return one day. Six months later, Stefan and Mike are in New York on a charity concert tour. Carole comes to the concert to interview Stefan, but he fails to recognize her at first. Later, remembering their night in Warsaw, he invites her to dinner. That evening, Stefan speaks of his dream of defending his country, and Carole protests that he must not endanger his talent by putting himself in the path of war. That same night, Stefan proposes to Carole and they are wed. After telling her father about her marriage, Carole drives with the Stefan to the family's country house. The next morning, Carole is awakened by a phone call from Mike, who has tracked them down to notify Stefan that it is imperative he return to the city the following day because his concert date has been moved up. Mike also asks Carole to tell Stefan that he has enlisted in the Polish Squadron of the Royal Air Force, but Carole, fearful that Stefan will be encouraged to enlist, withholds the information from him. That night, Stefan plays his unfinished concerto for Carole and tells her that he will never be able to play the piece without thinking about her because it represents their story. Upon returning to New York, Carole begs Mike to keep his plans secret from Stefan, and he consents. One month later, as the concert tour traverses the United States, word comes of Germany's invasion of Belgium. Recalling the devastation of Warsaw, Stefan resolves to return to England and rejoin the war. Upon learning that Carole has kept Mike's enlistment secret, Stefan feels betrayed, but Carole convinces him that his responsibility is to preserve his talent. Stefan returns to New York just as the Germans invade Paris, and becomes conflicted about where his duties lie. He consults Carole's father, who encourages him to rejoin the war in Europe, but when he informs Carole of his decision, she spitefully tells him about the fixed draw that guaranteed his safety in Romania. Her tactic backfires, however, as Stefan's resolve is strengthened. For his farewell concert, Stefan plays the now completed concerto. Fleeing the concert in tears, Carole decides to reconcile with Stefan, but she is too late, for he has already left for Europe. Stefan rejoins Mike in the ranks of the Air Corps, where Mike's attempts to reconcile him with Carole cause the two friends to argue. When Mike fails to return from a mission, Stefan goes to his quarters to sort out his possessions and finds a letter from Carole, telling of her remorse and plans to sail to Europe. While flying another mission, Stefan runs out of ammunition and rams his plane into a German fighter. His thoughts returning to the present, Stefan continues playing his concerto, and when he looks up from the piano, he sees Carole. He speaks her name and they embrace. ... The aerial fight scenes were filmed during actual combat, according to modern sources"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Tom Brown's schooldays by Jemma Redgrave( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Recounts the adventures of a young English boy at Rugby School in the early nineteenth century, who encounters hazing and is tormented by a bully. With the help of the headmaster and a friend, he tries to end the bullying and give the bully his comeuppance
British war collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The way to the stars: A group of World War II pilots experience life, love and loss. Sea of sand: A detachment of British soldiers must penetrate enemy lines in North Africa and knock out a German fuel dump. The Malta story: A World War II pilot, forced to land in Malta, attaches himself to a local regiment in their struggle to hold out against the Axis. Above us the waves: Britain's heroic attempt to sink a German battleship in a Norwegian fjord
The black tent ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"In the final, grim days of the mid-1942 British Retreat through Libya, a young British Army officer Captain David Holland was posted as missing and later presumed dead. His country mansion and great estates in England are inherited by his younger brother Charles. Evidence emerges that David may still be alive, so Charles sets out in search of his older brother, only to uncover the great mystery of David's life, love and ultimate honor. Filmed on location in Libya this classic tale of post war heroism provides an interesting and timely glimpse into the Bedouin culture and the struggle to reconcile life after the war"--Publisher's website
Hungry hill by Brian Desmond Hurst( visu )
3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Life and loves of a wealthy Irish family and the making of their mining dynasty built on generations of treachery
River of unrest ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Loyalties conflict in Ireland prior to the Treaty of 1922
Charles Dickens' Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Silver screen collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The heroes of Telemark: Set during World War II, the Norwegian resistance movement seeks to prevent the occupying Germans from developing an atomic bomb
Letter home by William Alwyn( score )
2 editions published in 1943 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The film music of Richard Addinsell by Richard Addinsell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The lion has wings by Adrian Brunel( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The silver screen era collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brian Desmond Hurst Belfast-born film director
Brian Desmond Hurst Brits filmregisseur
Brian Desmond Hurst irischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent
Desmond-Hurst, Brian
Languages
English (67)
German (7)
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