Most widely held works about Robert Morley
Most widely held works by Robert Morley
The African Queen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
Around the world in 80 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time.
Beat the devil ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 704 libraries worldwide
An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land believed to be rich with uranium deposits.
Cromwell ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and French and held by 584 libraries worldwide
17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule.
The pleasures of age by Robert Morley ( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The well-known British actor, who made a name for himself in Hollywood, wrote about the simple joys of growing old. While he acknowledged that growing old gracefully wasn't easy, he said that to grow old ungratefully was unforgiveable. This book was published in 1988, four years before his death.
Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The story of the daughter of an armaments millionaire who joins the Salvation Army but later joins her new husband in his business when she realizes that his factory will enable her to save more souls than her charity work. The factory also will serve as an avenue for more money for the Salvation Army.
Robert Morley's Book of bricks ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Robert Morley; a reluctant autobiography by Robert Morley ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Worry : how to kick the serenity habit in 98 easy steps by Robert Morley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Topkapi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Sophisticated thieves attempt to steal a jewel-encrusted dagger from a museum with an impregnable security system.
Edward, my son; a play in three acts by Robert Morley ( Book )
12 editions published between 1945 and 1952 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The African Queen ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Set in German East Africa in 1914, this film centers on a journey down an uncharted river by a prim missionary and a derelict captain of a river boat as they battle nature, fall in love and attempt to destroy a German gunboat.
The Agatha Christie Miss Marple movie collection. Agatha Christie's Murder at the gallop ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
After the reading of a family will, dotty Aunt Cora appears to be less dotty than originally thought.
The road to Hong Kong ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Harry (Crosby) and Chester (Hope) travel to Tibet to search for a drug to restore Chester's memory. Once they find the cure, Chester's memory becomes so good that he accidentally memorizes a secret formula for space navigation. Soon the two meet up with a beautiful spy (Collins) and get slightly sidetracked ... to another planet!
Those magnificent men in their flying machines ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A newspaper publisher is convinced to sponsor an air race from London to Paris.
Marie Antoinette ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Marie Antoinette and the chaos of the French Revolution.
Great expectations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Orphan Pip is raised by his harsh older sister and kind brother-in-law. It would seem that Pip will always have a hard life until he meets the convict Magwich and the mad Miss Havisham.
The loved one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
A bemused would-be poet gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters.
Around the world in eighty-one years by Robert Morley ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
This is a delightful voyage through times and places, packed with anecdotes and asides, by a man who loves life but basically finds it all part of the theatre of the absurd.
Pardon me, but you're eating my doily by Robert Morley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Actors Adventure and adventurers Africa Africa, Central Aging Airplane racing Anecdotes Anxiety Authors, English Bachelors Biography Charles--I,--King of England,--1600-1649 Comedy films Comedy films Cromwell, Oliver,--1599-1658 Detective and mystery films Drama England Epic films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Forester, C. S.--1899-1966 Great Britain Historical films History Humor Large type books Man-woman relationships Marple, Jane (Fictitious character) Military campaigns Morley, Robert Old age Political science Puritan Revolution (Great Britain : 1642-1660) Romance films Salvation Army Steamboats Steamboats--Passenger accommodation Swindlers and swindling Travel Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages around the world War films Warships World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)
Guest, A. 1908-1992
Morley, Robert Adolph Wilton, 1908-1992
Multiple languages (13)
No Linguistic content (4)
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