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Lean, David 1908-1991

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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

234 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,447 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 David Lean( Visual )

138 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,274 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 )

237 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,964 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
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

130 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,709 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 )

139 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,934 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
Noel Coward's Brief encounter by David Lean( Visual )

171 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,902 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 David Lean( Visual )

164 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,624 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 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
Pygmalion by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 1,068 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 )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 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 )

56 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 968 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 )

50 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 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
In which we serve by Noel Coward( Visual )

86 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 684 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 )

58 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 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
Nouvelles vagues : de Godard à Audiard by Traffic Quintet( )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Expectations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's finest novels was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Many critics call it one of the greatest of all filmed versions of Dickens. It tells the story of the orphaned boy Pip, who is brought up as a gentlemen with the help of a mysterious benefactor and who falls in love with the beautiful Estella
This happy breed by David Lean( Visual )

53 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 147 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
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by State Theatre Centre of WA( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 143 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
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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely influential, Nobel Prize winning critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw was notoriously reluctant to allow his writing to be adapted for the cinema. Yet thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, socially minded plays
 
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Doctor Zhivago
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David Lean

David Lean britischer Filmregisseur

David Lean Brits filmregisseur

David Lean brittisk regissör

David Lean brytyjski reżyser filmowy

David Lean director de cine británico

David Lean English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor

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 KwaiLawrence of ArabiaA passage to IndiaOliver TwistLawrence of ArabiaRyan's DaughterSummertimeHobson's choice