WorldCat Identities

Hawkins, Jack 1910-1973

Works: 344 works in 1,104 publications in 8 languages and 22,378 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  War stories  Historical fiction  Military history 
Roles: Actor, Producer, Narrator, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Singer, Collector, Other, Former owner, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Hawkins
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

191 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,706 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 Pierre Boulle( Visual )

89 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 4,262 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 )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,924 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 )

94 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors
1356 [a novel] by Bernard Cornwell( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 19, 1356, a severely outnumbered English army faced off against the French at the Battle of Poitiers. But what seemed like certain defeat became instead the most decisive English victory of the Hundred Years' War
The fallen idol( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eight-year old child accidentally discovers the family butler's illicit affair
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 580 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 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
Jane Eyre( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 263 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
Land of the pharaohs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Pharaoh orders architect Vashtar to build him the highest pyramid in the world as his tomb. Fifthteen 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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stirring drama of the historic battle between Napoleon and Wellington
The league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden( Visual )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 227 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
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes: 1 looseleaf onesheet, 1 booklet (background history on the story and the film), 1 envelope (held additional promotional material, has handwritten notes about film), 6 color prints of paintings by Ben Stahl inspired by scenes from the film, 1 pressbook (cast and credits listing, articles about the film, story, 18 black and white still photographs, onesheets, marketing ideas)
The black rose( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 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
Lord Jim by Richard Brooks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad's saga of an idealistic merchant marine officer who disgraces himself when he abandons ship in the Far East. A tale of both cowardice and redemption
The prisoner by Peter Glenville( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 185 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
Guns at Batasi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 119 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 )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content 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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Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ
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Hawkins, John Edward

Hawkins, John Edward 1910-1973

The bridge on the River KwaiLawrence of ArabiaZuluThe ruling classThe small back roomJane EyreLand of the pharaohs