Most widely held works about Tom Conti
Most widely held works by Tom Conti
Shirley Valentine ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and French and held by 801 libraries worldwide
An English housewife, bored with her life, goes on a vacation with a friend to Greece and finds that there's more to life than just dishes and laundry when she has a fling with a handsome man.
Louis L'Amour's The quick and the dead ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
In 1876 Wyoming the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Susanna McKaskel, newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliott) is the only hope.
The inheritance ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Beautiful orphan Edith Adelton came to the United States as a child to be a companion and tutor to the Hamilton family's young daughter Amy. Though Edith's parentage is a mystery, she has found great happiness with the Hamiltons. When the family's cousin Ida comes to visit, Mrs. Hamilton enlists Edith in a matchmaking plan involving two suitors for Ida. But both men fall for the lovely Edith. As Ida sees her chances fade, she schemes to discredit Edith, leading the family to a crisis of loyalties. Are Ida's accusations enough to dissolve the family's trust in Edith? Or is there a secret truth below the surface, beyond the evidence ... within the heart?
Derailed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Charles is a financially successful Chicago advertising director with a sick daughter and a slightly troubled marriage. Charles has a chance encounter with Lucinda, a lovely and quick-witted financial advisor who is also stuck in marital rut. Their chemistry is instant, but their eventual one-night-stand is interrupted by a mugger, who is out to milk Charles for every dollar he's got.
The Princess and the pea ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
A prince's domineering mother insists on an unusual test to find a true princess.
Galileo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe.
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
The doctor by Tom Conti ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Haunted by his violent past as a Secret Operations pilot with the Intelligence Services, Hal flees England for a new life in Africa.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words the values of the two races. Celliers attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed.
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre. Princess tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Cinderella: Cinderella is a slave to her wicked stepmother and her selfish stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother arrives and turns her into a radiant princess ; The little mermaid: When a young mermaid falls in love with a human being, she makes a deal with the Sea Witch and sacrifices everything to be with him ; The dancing princesses: After the king discovers that his daughters' dancing shoes are worn out every night, he offers to let anyone who can solve the mystery choose any of the princesses to have as his bride ; The princess and the pea: A bored prince decides that the best way to cheer himself up is to get married, so he goes through his mother's list of eligible princesses.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and German and held by 215 libraries worldwide
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
Madame Bovary ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Gustave Flaubert's classic about the tragic consequences that await a frivolous woman.
The Princess and the pea ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A young girl feels a pea through many mattresses and proves she is a real princess.
American dreamer ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A housewife wins a trip to Paris as a prize from a mystery writing contest. Silly from a blow on the head, she begins living the fictional life of her favorite literary adventure.
The quick and the dead ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Con Vallian, a rugged frontiersman and skilled gunslinger, befriends a family of Eastern settlers. Hunted down by a gang of ruthless outlaws, Vallian comes to the defense of the family and together they face their would-be-killers in the most deadly showdown since the O.K. Corral.
The glittering prizes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The Glittering Prizes was a sensation when it premiered on PBS in the late 1970s. Frederick Raphael's tale portrays the hopes and frustrations of an entire generation through the story of a group of friends who meet at Cambridge University in the 1950s. Six 80-min. episodes follow the evolution of these college students through the 1960s and into the 1970s where their lives diverge and they struggle with emotional disillusionment and varying levels of worldly success.
Almost heaven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A television director struggling to stay sober is asked to work on the same fishing show as his ex-wife. When he finds love in one of the fishing guides, will he be able to turn his life around for the better?
O Jerusalem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A Jewish American and his best friend, an Arab Muslim, find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the historic battle for Jerusalem. From the streets of New York City to the Holy Land, they both must risk their lives and friendship as they make sacrifices along the way to fight for what they believe in.
The Norman conquests ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order.
DNA. Complete series one and two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Joe Donovan, an accomplished but troubled criminologist, returns from a mental breakdown to lead Manchester's crack Forensic Investigations Unit. Called to consult on a murder case that suspiciously resembles the one that drove him mad, he redeems his reputation and rediscovers his devotion to the job.
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