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Lean, David 1908-1991

Overview
Works: 583 works in 2,322 publications in 6 languages and 34,467 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fiction  Interviews  Romance films  War stories 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Performer, Adapter, Editor, Originator, Restager , Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Composer, fmd, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

161 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,771 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
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

141 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Visual )

113 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,243 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
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

104 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

140 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end. Includes original theatrical trailer
Noel Coward's Brief encounter( Visual )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

5 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intelligent, satisfying and tasteful adaptation of Shaw's play about a cockney flower girl who is transformed by a professor of English into a lady of fashion. Not a particularly cinematic film, but marked by the wit and intelligence of its dialogue and the polished playing of Leslie Howard (Professor Higgins), Wendy Hiller (Eliza Doolittle), and Wilfred Lawson as her outrageous dustman father
Ryan's daughter by David Lean( Visual )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side
Summertime by David Lean( Visual )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does -- with a very handsome but very married Italian man
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

44 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
Brief encounter by David Lean( Visual )

100 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever
In which we serve by David Lean( Visual )

64 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survivors of the sinking of HMS Torrin, a British destroyer, remember the ship's war-time career
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( Visual )

39 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious haunting begins when novelist Charles Condomine invites an eccentric medium to dinner to probe her knowledge of the supernatural. But the wacky spiritualist unwittingly brings his first wife back to life
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
This happy breed by David Lean( Visual )

41 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quintessential British domestic drama that finds a perfect balance between politics and sentiment, the household of a family with three children is touched by joy and tragedy from the tail end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second
Noël Coward's This happy breed( Visual )

4 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a London family from 1919 to 1939, and their struggle to maintain a stable life in the period between the two World Wars
David Lean directs Noël Coward( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. In which we serve. The story of the H.M.S. Torrin, a British naval ship, from its construction through its destruction in World War II. As the surviving crew cling to life boats and wreckage awaiting rescue, they flashback to their homes and loved ones and in so doing recall just why they are fighting and whom they are fighting for. Disc 2. This happy breed. The story of a London family from 1919 to 1939, and their struggle to maintain a stable life in the period between the two World Wars. -- Disc 3. Blithe spirit. A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands. Disc. 4. Brief encounter. After a chance meeting on a train station, a married doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair
Nouvelles vagues de Godard à Audiard by Traffic Quintet( )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of our aircraft is missing: The crew of an RAF bomber is shot down in the Netherlands and struggles to escape capture by the Germans
 
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Doctor ZhivagoThe bridge on the River KwaiA passage to IndiaOliver TwistRyan's daughterSummertimeHobson's choice