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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Overview
Works: 137 works in 632 publications in 7 languages and 14,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Biographical films  Epic films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Hugh Griffith
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Griffith
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

70 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ"--Container
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Birthed by a local woman but raised by the village squire, Tom Jones grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent orphan is dragged into a life of crime when he is befriended by a gang of pickpockets
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of the postwar Jewish struggle for independence and their fight to establish a homeland in Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews headed toward Israel aboard a weathered freighter
Mutiny on the Bounty by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the high seas against the tyrannical Captain Bligh aboard the H.M.S. Bounty when the underfed, overflogged sailors can no longer take the brutality
How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a wealthy Frenchman who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family's forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar to help her
Luther by Kari Tikka( Visual )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the earliest of Shakespeare's three comedies
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our revels now are ended ... this rough magic I here abjure ..." In Shakespeare hinting at the end of his own magnificent career in these and others lines spoken by the great magician, Prospero? The "Tempest" was the last of Shakespeare's comedies, completed just before he retired to his native Stratford-upon-Avon; perhaps this delightful comedy was intended to signal the playwright's farewell to his beloved theater. The "Tempest" reflects Shakespeare's mature genius, with its story of innocence tempered by intrigue, hilarity bounded by melancholy. Audiences the world over still thrill to the "Tempest's" dark comedy and magical fantasy. Sir Michael Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave helped to build one of England's foremost theatrical families - a tradition that Ms. Redgrave continues today. And Hugh Griffith is one of the nation's greatest character actors. Together, they bring the "Tempest" majestically to life
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long thought dead, the victim of a horrible accident, Dr. Anton Phibes still lives, surrounded by art-deco bric-a-brac and attended by mute beauty Vulnavia. Outwardly normal in appearance, Phibes actually wears a rubber mask, covering his hideously deformed countenance; giving away the artifice is the fact that, when he dines, he takes his food through his neck rather than his mouth. Able to speak only when plugging a wire into his damaged vocal chords, Phibes elucidates his plan to murder the medical team whom he holds responsible for the death of his wife
I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

67 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasolini's startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American businessman turned Swedish oil-trader finds his life and fortunes held hostage when he's blackmailed by British agents and forced into the perilous arena of WWII espionage
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details how a wealthy young Jewish man and his family, who are all experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny, are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the 18th century two sets of twins are mis-matched at birth only to be reunited on the eve of the French Revolution. The problem is that the twins are members of both the peasant and aristocratic classes. Their meeting, their mixup and the mistaken identities would ultimately constitute one of the most tumultuous events in modern history
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Canterbury tales, Pasolini's startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heathcliff and Cathy's tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's retaliation concludes the tale of terror and hatred on the Yorkshire Moors
Under milk wood : and other plays by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas' undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece: an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as First Voice, is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) returns with another adaptation of a Henry Fielding novel. This one, written in 1742, chronicles the rise of young Joseph Andrews (Peter Firth of Equus) who ascends from mere servant to become the personal footman - and the fancy of - Lady Booby (Ann-Margret). He battles seductions, robberies and rogues while trying to remain faithful to his true love - an equally innocent servant girl. Meanwhile, Lady Booby carefully tries to conceal her humble origins and a couple of not-so-well-kept secrets
The beggar's opera by Arthur Bliss( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the tawdry underbelly of 18th century London, a sordid world of bandits, cut throats and corrupted officials, The Beggars̕ Opera follows the raffish escapades of Captain Macheath, a reckless, brooding, adventurer and notorious highwayman, and the seething plot to have him hanged
 
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
Griffith, Hugh

Griffith, Hugh Emrys.

Griffith, Hugh Emrys 1912-1980

Hju Grifit

Hugh Griffith acteur britannique

Hugh Griffith actor galés

Hugh Griffith actor galez

Hugh Griffith aktor brytyjski

Hugh Griffith attore gallese

Hugh Griffith britischer Schauspieler

Hugh Griffith britisk skodespelar

Hugh Griffith britisk skuespiller

Hugh Griffith Brits acteur (1912-1980)

Hugh Griffith brittisk skådespelare

Hugh Griffith Welsh actor

Χιου Γκρίφιθ

Гриффит, Хью

Г'ю Гріффіт

Хју Грифит

Հյու Գրիֆիտ

יו גריפית'

هوق غريفيث

هیو گریفیت بازیگر بریتانیایی

ヒュー・グリフィス

休·格里夫斯

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Mutiny on the BountyBen-Hur : a tale of the ChristThe merchant of VeniceThe TempestUnder milk wood : and other plays