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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Overview
Works: 572 works in 2,243 publications in 7 languages and 40,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Romance films  Biographical films  War films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, vac, Author, Costume designer, Other, Contributor, Host, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

60 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

81 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiograpy, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

74 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. Years ago, Nora Helmer committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed and lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring. But when the truth comes out, Torvald reveals himself for who he really is, and then desperately tries to patch things up and resume his role. But everything has changed. Shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem, Nora can pretend no longer, and leaves to be free. Torvald is left wondering how he had ever been such a fool to think she would be with him forever
Richard Adams's Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy girl falls in love with a penniless man her father is sure only wants her for her money. When she plans to elope, her father threatens to disinherit her. Will she still go through with the marriage?
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assasins Brutus and Cassius
Time bandits by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being, they plunder treasure from Napoleon and Agamemnon, but the Evil Genius is watching their every move!
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
The four feathers by Zoltan Korda( Visual )

46 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of the nineteenth century. With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post. But he soon finds his shame is greater than his fear, and he returns to save his honor and the friends he betrayed at any cost
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells( Visual )

91 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a 25 year war destroys civilization, a group of scientific supermen set out to build a new one in this science fiction film. Decades later, their progress is threatened by a reactionary who urges the masses to rise up in protest
The fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

53 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
Anna Karénina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

60 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing calvary officer
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Spartan King Leonidis versus Persian king Xerxes, locked in a legendary battle pitting 300 brave Spartans against a Persian force twenty times that size. At stake: the course of Western civilisation as we know it! The 300 Spartans is an account of the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, in which the Spartan King Leonidis, played by Richard Egan, led a remarkably small number of men to victory over an invading Persian army led by evil King Xerxes that was about 20 times as large. This spectacular conflict gave the Grecians enough time to organize a force to ultimately repel the Persians, and thus changing the course of Western civilisation
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson Welles( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff's disillusionment when the prince does become king
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883. Olivier performs as the Arab leader Mahdi who leads his tribesmen against the British General Gordon, played by Heston
Dragonslayer by Matthew Robbins( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes the sixth-century British countryside. The only hope for the beleagured citizens is an aging sorcerer. But when he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls to his young apprentice
Greystoke : the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An infant boy raised to manhood among savage apes, living by his wits and the law of the jungle, returns to society and tries to claim his inheritance of humanity and privilege
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield's idyllic life changes when his mother marries Mr. Murdstone. When she dies, David's stepfather takes David from school and forces him to do back-breaking work in his winery. Eventually, David runs away to his eccentric Aunt Betsy's home, where he might find the respect and love he never had as a child
 
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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Ralf Ričardson

Ralph Richardson acteur britannique

Ralph Richardson aktor brytyjski

Ralph Richardson angol színész, 1902-83

Ralph Richardson attore inglese

Ralph Richardson britischer Schauspieler

Ralph Richardson britisk skodespelar

Ralph Richardson britisk skuespiller

Ralph Richardson Brits acteur

Ralph Richardson brittisk skådespelare

Ralph Richardson English actor

Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir

Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983

Ραλφ Ρίτσαρντσον

Ралф Ричардсон

Ралф Ричардсън

Ральф Річардсон

Ричардсон, Ральф

Ռալֆ Ռիչարդսոն

רלף ריצ'רדסון

رالف ريتشاردسون

رالف ريتشاردسون ممثل إنجليزي

رالف ریچاردسون بازیگر بریتانیایی

ラルフ・リチャードソン

拉爾夫·理查德森 英国演员

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