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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Works: 464 works in 2,068 publications in 9 languages and 39,630 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  War films  Fantasy films  Romance films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, vac, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Host, Contributor, per, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by Nancy Stanley( Visual )

54 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,744 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
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Richard Adams's Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,600 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
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

72 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,579 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 )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play about a woman who throws off her subordinate role in order to find a new life for herself
William Wyler's the heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,236 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?
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells( Visual )

111 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,147 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Shakespeare's drama about the assassination of Caesar and its aftermath
Time bandits by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy named Kevin 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 Evil is watching their every move. A giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire on technology gone awry
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Anna Karénina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

83 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 886 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 four feathers by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

55 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 857 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
The fallen idol by Carol Reed( Visual )

60 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 5th-century B.C., King Leonidas of Sparta has only his 300 bodyguards to stand with him against an invasion by the 60,000 men of the Persian army. Their heroic stand against the invasion gives the other Greek city-stats time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
Dragonslayer by Matthew Robbins( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes sixth century British countryside and the only hope is an aging sorcerer. When the sorcerer is killed, the task falls to his young apprentice
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
Greystoke the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 595 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 Charles Dickens( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
King Lear by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Ralf Ričardson

Ralph Richardson acteur britannique

Ralph Richardson Actor

Ralph Richardson aktor brytyjski

Ralph Richardson attore inglese

Ralph Richardson britischer Schauspieler

Ralph Richardson britisk skodespelar

Ralph Richardson britisk skuespiller

Ralph Richardson Brits acteur

Ralph Richardson brittisk skådespelare

Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir

Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983

Ραλφ Ρίτσαρντσον

Ралф Ричардсон

Ралф Ричардсън

Ричардсон, Ральф

Ռալֆ Ռիչարդսոն

רלף ריצ'רדסון

رالف ريتشاردسون

رالف ریچاردسون بازیگر بریتانیایی



ExodusJulius CaesarTime banditsAnna KaréninaThe fallen idolKhartoum