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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Overview
Works: 679 works in 2,451 publications in 8 languages and 41,320 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Biographical films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, vac, Author, Other, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Host, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 3,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

102 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: 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
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiograpy, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

69 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells( Visual )

104 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a 25 year war destroys civilization, a group of scientific supermen set out to build a new one in this science fiction film. Decades later, their progress is threatened by a reactionary who urges the masses to rise up in protest
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

54 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assassins Brutus and Cassius
Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams's classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia De Havilland plays wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper, the only heir to her stern father's (Sir Ralph Richardson) vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) wants her to elope, her father threatens her with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage Townsend deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a bitter, wiser Catherine plots her revenge
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 5th-century B.C., King Leonidas of Sparta has only his 300 bodyguards to stand with him against an invasion by the 60,000 men of the Persian army. Their heroic stand against the invasion gives the other Greek city-stats time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson Welles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff--the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal--here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace."--Container
The fallen idol( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
Dragonslayer( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes the 6th century British countryside whose only hope is an aging sorcerer. When he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls to his young apprentice
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and French and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
Richard Adams's Watership down( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container
Greystoke : the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats comes home to his grandfather and Jane in Edwardian England
49th parallel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Duke's absence, a cruel regent condemns a noble to death under an old law against fornication. When his sister pleads for his life, the regent basely bargains for her virginity, but the Duke restores justice
Anna Karenina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

79 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia, in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer
 
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Alternative Names
Ralf Ričardson

Ralph Richardson acteur britannique

Ralph Richardson aktor brytyjski

Ralph Richardson angol színész, 1902-83

Ralph Richardson attore inglese

Ralph Richardson britischer Schauspieler

Ralph Richardson britisk skodespelar

Ralph Richardson britisk skuespiller

Ralph Richardson Brits acteur

Ralph Richardson brittisk skådespelare

Ralph Richardson englesche Schauspiller

Ralph Richardson English actor

Richardson Ralph David

Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir

Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983

Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-

Sir Ralph Richardson

Ραλφ Ρίτσαρντσον

Ралф Ричардсон

Ралф Ричардсън

Ральф Рычардсан

Ральф Річардсон

Ричардсон, Ральф

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רלף ריצ'רדסון

رالف ريتشاردسون

رالف ريتشاردسون ممثل إنجليزي

رالف ریچاردسون بازیگر بریتانیایی

রাফ রিচার্ডসন

ラルフ・リチャードソン

拉爾夫·理查德森 英国演员

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