WorldCat Identities

Hawkins, Jack 1910-1973

Overview
Works: 267 works in 1,044 publications in 7 languages and 21,704 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Epic films  Religious films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Producer, Singer, Other, Instrumentalist, Former owner, Author
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 )

223 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,771 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 Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

102 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

74 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,081 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 )

97 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,727 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
The fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eight-year old child accidentally discovers the family butler's illicit affair
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 632 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 596 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 376 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
Jane Eyre( Visual )

9 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 342 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 )

29 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the battle of the Atlantic, a story of an ocean, two ships and a handful of men. The men are the heroes. The heroines are the ships. The only villan is the sea -- the cruel sea -- that man has made even more cruel
Howard Hawks' Land of the pharaohs by Howard Hawks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 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. 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 234 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 )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 214 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 black rose by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 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
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 198 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
The prisoner by Peter Glenville( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 197 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
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 )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 116 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 114 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