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Gray, Allan 1902-1973

Works: 190 works in 305 publications in 9 languages and 3,347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Audio adaptations  War films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Romance films 
Roles: Composer, Arranger, Scenarist, Compiler, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Allan Gray
The African Queen by John Huston ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend is so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after, his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans
Mauvaise graine Bad seed ( )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Pasquier, the spoiled son of a wealthy doctor, who discovers high-octane thrills, jazz-era romance and a sense of purpose in life when he unwittingly falls into the company of an organized ring of car thieves. After befriending Jean, a dapper young chap with a curious fetish for men's neckties, Henry falls in love with Jean's sister Jeannette, who works as car-bait for the gang, luring love-hungry Parisian gentlemen away from their chrome-plated carriages. In French with English subtitles
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against all odds a RAF bomber pilot survives the shooting down of his plane. It seems that the celestial bureaucracy has this time made a mistake and sends an angel to take him before the tribunal to decide his case as doctors fight for his life. Powell and Pressburger approached their Ministry of Information brief to make a film to promote improved Anglo-American relations with the wit and imagination to outlast any short-term propagandist intent. Their film can be read as a satire on the emerging welfare state, a monochrome heaven (the socialist utopia) contrasted with a technicolor earth. Confounding the British critical establishment of the time, it subversively focuses on the process of representation - the film's two worlds can be regarded as the two discourses of fiction and documentary - foreshadowing Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes and Powell's Peeping Tom
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans les années 1920, le parcours de Franz Biberkopf, délinquant à peine sorti de prison, dans le monde de la pègre dont il réalise qu'il lui est impossible de sortir
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Désireux de protéger les moeurs de sa cité, un juge de paix britannique se donne une mission : surveiller les soldats américains qui pourraient venir séduire les femmes de la ville
British film noir double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women of twilight: "[T]his hard-hitting tale is set at a boarding house-haven for unmarried mothers, owned by a woman ... whose outward show of upstanding character hides her true personality: a fiend who abuses the women and farms out their babies! Madness, squalor, bedbugs and a dead baby add to the atmosphere of shock."--Container
Heinrich George in Berlin Alexanderplatz die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient rocks of Carnarvon Gorge by James W Beeston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mammoth program : meaningful and motivational mathematics obtained through homework by Allan Gray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sans lendemain by Max Ophuls ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circumstances in life lead Evelyn, the mother of a little boy, to work as a dancer in a low-class nightclub. By accident she runs into an old boyfriend, George, who has become rich and respected in Canada. Attracted to him once again, she hides her degrading situation. George returns her love and when he leaves to go back to Canada, Evelyn entrusts him with the care of her child, promising to rejoin them soon
The African queen La Reine africaine by John Huston ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Afrique, Septembre 1914. Charlie Allnut transporte sur son bateau, l'African Queen, toutes sortes de marchandises. Alors que la guerre vient d'éclater, Charlie doit embarquer Rose Sayer, une vieille fille, dont l'armée allemande vient de tuer le frère. Il espère la déposer en terrain neutre. Mais Rose le convainc de descendre la rivière jusqu'au lac Victoria, et d'affronter de nombreux dangers afin d'aller détruire un navire allemand, qui empêche les forces britanniques de progresser. Tous deux vont vivre une extraordinaire aventure
Berlin-Alexanderplatz die Geschichte Franz Biberkopf by Piel Jutzi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1931 and 1992 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, this film is the story of Franz Biberkopf, a man who has just been released from prison where he served four years for a violent act. He returns to his old neighborhood resolved to go straight but finds he cannot escape the influence of his criminal cohorts. When Franz refuses to pay "hush money" to the mob, his wife is murdered. As a result, Franz returns to a life of crime
F.P. 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saboteurs plan to destroy a floating aerodrome in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Mathematical themes by Allan Gray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is biodiesel as attractive an economic alternative as ethanol? by Allan Gray ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passion ( )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emil und die Detektive [1931] by Gerhard Lamprecht ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a train journey to Berlin, the bright young Emil from Neustadt an der Dosse meets a shady character. The man calls himself Grundeis and gives Emil a piece of candy, which makes the boy drowsy. When he wakes up at his destination, the man is gone - and so is Emil's money. He catches sight of the rogue disappearing into the city melee. There Emil meets "Gustav mit der Hupe," who detects a whiff of big adventure and when they find Grundeis, he alerts his gang. Together Emil and the Detectives embark on a chase which takes them across Berlin. Emil's little cousin Pony Hütchen emerges as one of the main protagonists in the adventure, which eventually sees the gang catching the villain red-handed. He gets convicted and the gang receives a generous reward after it turns out Grundeis is far more than a petty thief: he's a wanted bank robber
Je sais où je vais by Michael Powell ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joan Webster doit se rendre dans l'archipel des Hébrides pour se marier à un riche propriétaire terrien. Son avion, pris dans une tempête, est contraint de s'arrêter sur l'île de Muil. Joan, malgré son assurance et sa détermination habituelles, y découvre une autre façon de vivre qui va bouleverser ses valeurs
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Grey, Allan, 1902-1973
Zmigrod, Josef
Zmigrod, Josef, 1902-1973
Żmigrod, Józef, 1902-1973