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Lean, David 1908-1991

Overview
Works: 438 works in 1,954 publications in 10 languages and 34,317 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Historical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Coming-of-age films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Film editor, Author, Restager , Scenarist, Adapter, pmn, Performer, Originator, fmd, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Creator, Composer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about David Lean
 
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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

218 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,976 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
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

163 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,289 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
Doctor Zhivago by Alec Guinness( Visual )

116 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,203 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
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,650 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 )

114 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De weesjongen Pip, die in armoede is opgegroeid, wordt door een geheimzinnige weldoener in staat gesteld een echte heer te worden
Noel Coward's Brief encounter by David Lean( Visual )

127 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,746 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
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

73 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,402 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 1,140 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 )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,025 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 )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 942 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
In which we serve by Noel Coward( Visual )

58 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( Visual )

63 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 541 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
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 508 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
Noël Coward's This happy breed by David Lean( Visual )

58 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 338 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
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Henry Hobson, a tyrannical bootshop owner, Charles Laughton plays a comical drunk of Falstaffian proportions. When Hobson forbids his daughters to marry, his eldest daughter defiantly sets her cap for the shop's best bootmaker. Matching Laughton's ferocity, Brenda de Banzie's Maggie hounds the flabbergasted Willie into marriage and a thriving business. As Willie, John Mills performs a gradual metamorphosis from painfully awkward to gently confident. Together, the sweet couple turn a crafty business deal onto a loving partnership
Nouvelles vagues de Godard à Audiard by Traffic Quintet( )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bernard Shaw on film : Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Androcles and the lion: Androcles is a Christian in ancient Rome who applies that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are eventually arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who did it.?--International Movie Data Base
David Lean directs Noël Coward( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 127 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
World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We dive at dawn: The "Sea Tiger" attempts to sink the German battleship "Brandenburg" off Denmark
Doctor Zhivago original MGM soundtrack by Maurice Jarre( Recording )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
David Lean

David Lean britischer Filmregisseur

David Lean Brits filmregisseur

David Lean brytyjski reżyser filmowy

David Lean director de cine británico

David Lean réalisateur britannique

David Lean regista britannico

Deivids Līns

Ντέιβιντ Λην

Девід Лін

Дейвид Лийн

Дејвид Лин

Дэвід Лін

Лин, Дэвид

Դևիդ Լին

דייוויד לין

ديفيد لين

دیوید لین تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

ডেভিড লিন যুক্তরাজ্যের চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক, প্রযোজক

ഡേവിഡ് ലീൻ

เดวิด ลีน

დევიდ ლინი

데이비드 린

린, 데이비드 1908-1991

デヴィッド・リーン

リーン, デーヴィッド

大卫·利恩

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The Bridge on the River KwaiDoctor ZhivagoA passage to IndiaOliver TwistRyan's DaughterSummertimeHobson's choice