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Hawkins, Jack 1910-1973

Overview
Works: 237 works in 1,156 publications in 7 languages and 22,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Religious films  Christian fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Producer, Singer, Author, Other, Former owner, Instrumentalist, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Hawkins
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

113 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

203 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself and his people
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

78 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Zulu by Cy Endfield( Visual )

108 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zulu is set in Africa in 1879 only hours after the battle of Isandhlwana. A small group of British soldiers stood their ground at a farm house at Rorke's Drift against an onslaught of wave after wave of Zulus
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 747 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 fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe (Henrey) is the young son of a diplomat who, trying to understand the adult world as seen through the eyes of a child, lies to defend those close to him. When his butler friend Baines (Richardson) is suspected of murdering his wife, the vital information that Philippe holds falls on deaf ears ... An exquisitely crafted, intelligent but little-known thriller from Graham Greene and Carol Reed, nominated for Oscars for Best Picture and Screenplay
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II government munitions expert, in constant pain from a crippling bomb injury, is frustrated by his infirmity and mindless government bureaucracy that prevents him from recovering and disposing of deadly enemy booby traps that are killing children
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky plan that involves infiltrating a military compound
Jane Eyre( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a young orphan with no prospects, lands a job as a governess to the ward of Edward Rochester. As she goes about her duties at the manor Thornfield, love blooms between them. He asks for her hand in marriage and it appears her dreams will come true; but a dark secret looms over Thornfield that threatens to engulf them all
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
Howard Hawks' Land of the pharaohs by Howard Hawks( Visual )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Pharaoh orders architect Vashtar to build him the highest pyramid in the world as his tomb. 15 years have passed and his treasury is dwindling, so he marries Princess Nellifer, but she is as ruthless as she is beautiful
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an idealistic Merchant Marine officer who disgraces himself when he abandons his ship
Waterloo by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte, inspiring his people with his military and political genius as well as his revolutionary fervor, becomes, within a few brief years, Emperor of France and master of Europe. After 15 years of victory, in 1812 he meets with disaster in his Russian Campaign. In 1813, defeated by the combined forces of Austria, Russia, Prussia and England at Leipzig, Napoleon is driven to the very gates of Paris where he awaits his destiny. In March 1815, he makes dramatic escape from Elba in exile for his last and desperate bid for ultimate power and glory, which culminate in his narrow defeat by Wellington on the bloody fields of Waterloo
The black rose by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Saxon youth is run out of England during the Crusades, and goes with his loyal retainer to adventures in China where they become intrigued in the court of Kubla Khan
The prisoner by Peter Glenville( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following World War II, an unnamed Cardinal is arrested as a traitor to an unspecified Eastern European country. While imprisoned, the Cardinal is put through a series of trials by a state interrogator charged with convincing the Cardinal to issue a phony statement that would effectively end Catholicism in the country. Purportedly based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty
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
Theater of blood by Douglas Hickox( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A demented actor and his daughter set about murdering each of London's nine prominent drama critics according to murders in Shakespeare's plays
 
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the ChristBen-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
Hawkins, John Edward

Hawkins, John Edward 1910-1973

Jack Hawkins acteur britannique

Jack Hawkins actor británico

Jack Hawkins attore inglese

Jack Hawkins britischer Schauspieler

Jack Hawkins britisk skodespelar

Jack Hawkins britisk skuespiller

Jack Hawkins Brits acteur

Jack Hawkins brittisk skådespelare

Τζακ Χόκινς

Джак Хокинс

Хокинс, Джек

Џек Хокинс

ג'ק הוקינס

جک هاوکینز بازیگر بریتانیایی

잭 호킨스

ジャック・ホーキンス

傑克·霍金斯

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