WorldCat Identities

Leighton, Margaret 1922-1976

Overview
Works: 114 works in 355 publications in 3 languages and 4,195 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romance films  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Crime films  Television adaptations  Television comedies 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PR2832, 822.33
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William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Leighton plays the fiery-tongued Kate, and Trevor Howard performs as Petruchio, her swaggering husband determined to teach her manners, in this buoyant production. As other romantic entanglements swirl around Kate and Petruchio, headstrong Kate learns to mind her tongue vwithout losing her wonderful spirit
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Recording )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 453 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
The loved one by Tony Richardson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bemused would-be poet gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters
Under Capricorn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This rare Hitchcock costume drama unfolds in 1831 Sydney, Australia and concerns Irish noblewoman Lady Henrietta Flusky and her working-class husband whom are escaping a secret and tragic past. Cotten has become a man of wealth but is not accepted socially and Lady Henrietta is a raging alcoholic and verging on madness, enter Hon. Charles Adare whom she had known in Ireland and a passionate love triangle ensues as their tragic past is revealed."--Container
The best man by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Ideal husband( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amid the grand London season of 1895, An Ideal Husband is a dazzling blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach
The Go-between by Joseph Losey( Visual )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy on the verge of manhood is used as a pawn in the illicit affair between a beautiful aristocrat and the working class farmer she loves
The infernal machine by Jean Cocteau( Recording )

6 editions published between 1907 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel Coward and Margaret Leighton performing Noel Coward's Brief encounter [a complete adaptation] Blithe spirit, act II, sc. 1 [and] Present laughter, act II, sc. 1 by Noel Coward( Recording )

7 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apple cart: interlude [between acts 1 and 2] by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial interlude in a play that was attacked by critics contains wise and witty philosophy. Leighton and Coward read his poetry
The Winslow boy by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A barrister defends a naval cadet accused of stealing a postal money-order
Waltz of the toreadors( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecherous, retired general finds his past creeping up on him and loses his young mistress to his son
A homage to Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents readings from Shakespeare's sonnets, Macbeth, Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, and As you like it
Lady Caroline Lamb( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Lady Caroline through her affairs with the poet Lord Byron and the Duke of Wellington to her tragic end
Poems by Noel Coward( Recording )

2 editions published in 1958 in Undetermined and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Recording )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from works by Shakespeare
Bonnie Prince Charlie( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama about Charles Stuart, who through birthright claimed the British Crown and convinced the Scottish clans to go to war with the British on his behalf
The elusive Pimpernel by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Percy Blakeney masquerades as an "indolent dandy of London" and leads a double life as Pimpernel. He secretly comes to the aid of innocent French aristocrats during of the Reign of Terror
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew
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Measure for measureThe best man
Alternative Names
Margaret Leighton actress from England

Margaret Leighton actrice britannique

Margaret Leighton angielska aktorka filmowa i telewizyjna

Margaret Leighton attrice inglese

Margaret Leighton britische Schauspielerin

Margaret Leighton britisk skodespelar

Margaret Leighton britisk skuespiller

Margaret Leighton Brits acteur

Margaret Leighton Brits actrice

Margaret Leighton brittisk skådespelare

Лейтон, Маргарет

מרגרט לייטון

مارقارت لیتون

مارگارت لیتون بازیگر بریتانیایی

마거릿 레이턴

マーガレット・レイトン

瑪格麗特·萊頓

Languages
English (167)

French (3)

German (1)