WorldCat Identities

Hawkins, Jack 1910-1973

Overview
Works: 212 works in 1,132 publications in 8 languages and 21,884 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, Author, Singer, Other, Former owner, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Hawkins
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

249 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 4,932 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, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

106 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4,286 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

102 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,137 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
Zulu by Cy Endfield( Visual )

115 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,751 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 against an onslaught of wave after wave of Zulus
The fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 653 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 )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and French and held by 640 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 )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 595 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 )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 357 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 league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely calibrated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 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 264 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
Waterloo by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 229 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
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an idealistic Merchant Marine officer who disgraces himself when he abandons his ship
The black rose by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 210 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 Kahn
The prisoner by Peter Glenville( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 201 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 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy young Jew and his family 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

Theater of blood : A demented actor and his daughter set about murdering each of London's nine prominent drama critics according to murders in Shakespeare's plays
Guns at Batasi by John Guillermin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated British soldier is caught in the midst of a revolution in Africa. When he is ordered to relinquish command to the native militia, he defies the orders and arms himself and his followers with a cache of weapons. When Regimental Sergeant Major Lauderdale learns of this defiance, he springs into action with all the authority at his command, knowing full well that he's the only thing that stands between order and ... massacre!
Malta story by Brian Desmond Hurst( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II pilot photographer, is forced to land in Malta. There he finds himself attached to the local regiment struggling to holdout against the Axis
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ben-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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The Bridge on the River KwaiLawrence of ArabiaZuluThe ruling classThe small back roomJane EyreHoward Hawks' Land of the pharaohsTheater of blood