WorldCat Identities

Helpmann, Robert Sir 1909-1986

Overview
Works: 346 works in 693 publications in 5 languages and 8,218 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Animated films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Musical settings  Televised operas  Filmed operas 
Roles: Choreographer, Actor, Performer, Dancer, Director, Scenarist, Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Helpmann
 
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The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

55 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres 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
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Dick Van Dyke( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,606 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances by actors, ballet dancers and operatic performers. The opera dramatizes the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev and Lucette Aldous are young lovers whose romance flourishes with the assistance of Helpmann, who plays the title role
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 420 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, backfire, 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
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1969 production of Prokofiev's ballet
Alice's adventures in wonderland by Michael Crawford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live action musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's beloved story of Alice who follows the frantic White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and through the magical, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland
Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot( Recording )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, a drama about the assasination of St. Thomas à Beckett, who opposed Henry II's attempt to limit the clergy's privileges
The Quiller memorandum by Michael Anderson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With little else to help him beyond sharp wits, a strong will and a very dedicated schoolteacher, American spy Quiller combs West Berlin for the headquarters of a shadowy neo-Nazi movement
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cervantes' masterpiece tells of a Spanish nobleman's adventures as a hapless knight touring medieval Spain. Followed by his squire, Sancho Panza, this utterly mad old gentleman of La Mancha ventures forth in ancient armor to "defend the right" as he sees it
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently widowed and seeking a new husband, Hanna Glawari is one of Pontevedro's wealthiest women. If she marries a foreigner, Pontevedro will be left bankrupt, so the bureaucrats plot to ensure that Hanna marries a suitable national
The soldier's tale by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier, on leave from the army, trades his old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich. He soon discovers, however, that he has made a deal with the devil and that money does not bring happiness
Patrick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspense thriller centered around Patrick, who, although a coma patient, has great influence on the lives of those around him
Margot Fonteyn by Patricia Foy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margot Fonteyn recounts the story of her life and her long career as one of the world's great ballerinas. Includes archival footage and interviews with associates
The mango tree by West Indies. Slides( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jamie Carr is a young man growing up in Bundaberg, Northern Queensland during the closing years of World War I. Jamie, who is in his final year of high school, was brought up by his grandmother. Grandma Carr is known and loved by all in the town, and does her best to help Jamie through the emotional turmoil of adolescence. After the death of his beloved grandmother, Jamie sets out to build a future of his own in the city as he and his friends face the possibility of being sent to war"--Container
Les sylphides by Frédéric Chopin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era."--Container
L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier is hoodwinked by the devil into giving up his violin (man's spiritual self) in return for a book that tells the future (the world's materialism)
Margot by Margot Fonteyn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about the life of dancer Margot Fonteyn. Contains archival footage including performances with Rudolf Nureyev and others. Meets with those who danced with her and knew her. Ballets featured include: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The sleeping beauty, Marguerite and Armand, and the Nutcracker
Laurence Harvey and Elizabeth Larner in Camelot by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann
Alternative Names
Helpman, Robert.

Helpman, Robert 1909-1986

Helpman, Robert 1909-1986 Sir

Helpman, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986

Helpmann, Robert Murray 1909-1986

Robert Helpmann acteur, réalisateur et danseur

Robert Helpmann acteur uit Australië (1909-1986)

Robert Helpmann australischer Schauspieler

Robert Helpmann ballerino, attore e coreografo australiano

Роберт Хелпманн

Ռոբերտ Հելփման

רוברט הלפמן

رابرت هلپمن طراح رقص و بازیگر استرالیایی

ロバート・ヘルプマン

舞者

Languages
English (272)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Don QuixoteCinderellaMurder in the cathedralRobert Helpmann : a servant of art