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Gray, Allan 1902-1973

Works: 194 works in 388 publications in 8 languages and 4,362 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film excerpts  Detective and mystery films  History 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger, Compiler, Scenarist, Contributor, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.A3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Allan Gray
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

44 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was 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 )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,108 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 )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 622 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
Mauvaise graine = Bad seed by Billy Wilder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in French and English and held by 70 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
Emil und die Detektive [1954] by R. A Stemmle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 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
La Reina de África( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mientras en Europa se inicia la Primera Guerra Mundial, Charlie, un curtido y alcohólico marinero, abastece los poblados del este de África con su pequeño barco de vapor "La Reina de África". Cuando el reverendo Samuel es asesinado, Charlie ofrecerá a la hermana de éste, Rose, llevarla en su barco. El viaje será peligroso y estará lleno de riesgos a los que habrá que sumar el enfrentamiento entre ellos por los opuestos de sus caracteres
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English 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
British film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 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
Sans lendemain by Max Ophuls( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 12 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 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

Je sais où je vais know where I'm going by Michael Powell( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Webster doit épouser Sir Robert Gellinger, sur l'île de Kiloran, situé dans les Hébrides, en Ecosse. Pendant le périlleux voyage, le mauvais temps se lève et Joan reste bloquée sur l'île de Mull avec TorquilMac Neil, jeune officier de la marine originaire de la région. Elle y fera des rencontres qui bouleverseront ses valeurs et mettront à mal sa détermination et son assurance habituelles. Son mariage s'éloigne
Passion( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Mammoth program : meaningful and motivational mathematics obtained through homework by Allan Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical themes by Allan Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the lighthouse shines across the bay : "No Reply From F.P.I." : U.F.A. Film by Allan Gray( )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vida y muerte del coronel Blimp( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plena Segunda Guerra Mundial, un anciano militar británico rememora su larga y excitante vida. Su larga amistad con un colega alemán o su desobediencia a las ordenanzas para ayudar a una bella compatriota en apuros, sólo son dos episodios de una experiencia personal inolvidable
Is biodisesel as attractive an economic alternative as ethanol? by Allan Gray( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Alternative Names
Allan Gray compositeur allemand

Allan Gray Pools componist (1902-1973)

Allan Gray Tarnów, Austria-Hungary

Grey, Allan 1902-1973

Josef Zmigrod polsk kompositör

Zmigrod, Josef

Zmigrod, Josef 1902-1973

Żmigrod, Józef, 1902-1973

Аллан Грэй

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