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Hawkins, Jack 1910-1973

Works: 207 works in 878 publications in 9 languages and 20,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  War stories  Christian fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Producer, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Former owner, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jack Hawkins
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler ( Visual )
173 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 4,626 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
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
100 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,302 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 )
55 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 obsurity
Zulu by Cy Endfield ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,704 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
1356 [a novel] by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On September 19, 1356, a severly 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 by Carol Reed ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
The ruling class by Peter Medak ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 566 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
The story of a lame scientist in WWII Britain, frustrated by his handicap and government bureaucrats, and embittered to those around him, who gets a chance at heroism when an unexploded German bomb threatens the town
Land of the pharaohs by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 262 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
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love
Waterloo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 228 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 league of gentlemen by Basil Dearden ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 217 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
The cruel sea by Charles Frend ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 208 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
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace ( Book )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 204 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 195 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 )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 181 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 178 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
No highway in the sky ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eccentric scientist is convinced that England's new Reindeer planes will fall apart after 1,440 hours of flying time. When he finds himself on a Reindeer that has reached the stress point, a movie star passenger and a stewardess support his drastic action to permanantly ground the aircraft
Guns at Batasi ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 111 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 )
15 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 109 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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Hawkins, John Edward
Hawkins, John Edward 1910-1973 Wirklicher Name
English (497)
French (34)
Spanish (26)
German (21)
Multiple languages (5)
Italian (4)
Japanese (2)
Basque (2)
Russian (1)