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MacGinnis, Niall 1913-1977

Works: 77 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 7,585 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Filmed plays  Action and adventure films  Tragedies (Drama)  War films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Niall MacGinnis
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's. -- from (Sep. 20, 2011)
Lust for life by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 555 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
Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life of Martin Luther, showing how his theological clash with the Roman Catholic Church resulted in the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Germany. Filmed in West Germany
Curse of the demon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When psychologist John Holden's colleague is brutally murdered, Holden denies that it's the work of the devil ... until he becomes the next target of an occultist who dispatches his enemies by raising a giant medieval devil
Helen of Troy by John Twist( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greeks defeat Troy by offering a mammoth wooden horse that secretly houses their fighting men
The edge of the world( Visual )

17 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the story of two families living in a fishing community in the Shetland Islands, who are forced to leave their homes when their waters are fished out
Jason and the Argonauts by Don Chaffey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic special effects by Ray Harryhausen and exciting mythological adventure make this a film that is fun for everyone. It's the story of Jason (Tod Armstrong), a fearless sailor and explorer, who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so, Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera, Queen of the Gods, sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant, the venomous Hydra-a huge creature with the heads of seven snakes-and a spectacular battle with an army of skeletons. --Conteneur
Hammer films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Cash on demand]: A scheming crook kidnaps the wife and child of a bank manager
World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Blabbermouth: The story of how America's war efforts are compromised by civilian gossip
The veil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten horror stories hosted by legendary horror actor Boris Karloff
Sword of Sherwood Forest( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gold emblem found on the body of a dead man is the only clue to a mystery in the town of Bawtry. Robin discovers that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is traveling with Maid Marian, has foiled the plan of the earl and sheriff to take over Bawtry Castle. Now Robin must rescue the Archbishop and Marian from the evil duo who are seeking retaliation
Hammer films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never take candy from a stranger (1960): A small town is terrorized by an elderly child molester; These are the damned (1961): Two people stumble apon a military facility that harbors 'naturally' radioactive children
Kirk Douglas drama( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bad and the beautiful: A biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulative movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused of and tried for murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The veil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"TV rarities lost and found"--Container
Night of the demon = Rendez-vous avec la peur by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le professeur Harrington trouve la mort dans de mystérieuses circonstances après avoir publiquement accusé le docteur Karswell, spécialiste en sciences occultes, de charlatanisme. Un confrère de la victime, l'éminent savant américain John Holden, enquête sur sa disparition. Lorsqu'il rencontre Karswell, celui-ci tente de l'effrayer : il ne lui resterait que 3 jours à vivre..." (Source : jaquette)
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The nun's story
Alternative Names
MacGinnis Niall 1913-1977

MacGinniss, Niall 1913-1977

Mc Ginnis Niall 1913-1977

McGinnis Niall 1913-1977

Niall MacGinnis acteur uit Ierland (1913-1977)

Niall MacGinnis irischer Film- und Theaterschauspieler

Niall MacGinnis irländsk skådespelare

Niall MacGinnis irsk skodespelar

Niall MacGinnis irsk skuespiller

Ниалл МакГиннис

نیل مک‌گینیس بازیگر ایرلندی




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Korean (1)

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