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Richardson, Ralph Sir 1902-1983

Works: 688 works in 2,543 publications in 8 languages and 41,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Biographical films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, vac, Author, Other, Costume designer, Host, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,678 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 )

112 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,799 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 )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 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 )

72 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,599 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 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora, the "model wife," commits forgery and risks destruction in order to save her husband. But after he rejects her, she leaves her husband and children to begin a new life
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
H.G. Wells' Things to come by H. G Wells( Visual )

108 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 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 )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the great tragedies, focusing on the minds and motives of the assasins Brutus and Cassius
Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain. Animated
William Wyler's The heiress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 803 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?
The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( Visual )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 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-states time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
Richard Adams's Watership down( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 667 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
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson Welles( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff - the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal - here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Welles created a gritty and unorthodox Shakespeare film as a lament, he said, "for the death of Merrie England." Poetic, philosophical, and visceral - with a kinetic centerpiece battle sequence that rivals anything in the director's body of work - Chimes at Midnight is as monumental as the figure at its heart."--Container
Dragonslayer( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fire-breathing dragon terrorizes the 6th century British countryside whose only hope is an aging sorcerer. When he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls to his young apprentice."
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and French and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
The fallen idol( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder
Greystoke : the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats comes home to his grandfather and the understanding Jane Porter in Edwardian England
49th parallel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 494 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
Sherlock Holmes : a Baker Street dozen by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twelve classic mysteries featuring master sleuth Sherlock Holmes
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Duke's absence, a cruel regent condemns a noble to death under an old law against fornication. When his sister pleads for his life, the regent basely bargains for her virginity, but the Duke restores justice
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Doctor Zhivago
Richard IIIExodusJulius CaesarKhartoumSherlock Holmes : a Baker Street dozenMeasure for measureRalph Richardson : the authorized biography
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 englesche Schauspiller

Ralph Richardson English actor

Richardson Ralph David

Richardson, Ralph David 1902-1983 Sir

Richardson, Ralph David, Sir, 1902-1983

Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-

Sir Ralph Richardson

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Ралф Ричардсон

Ралф Ричардсън

Ральф Рычардсан

Ральф Річардсон

Ричардсон, Ральф

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רלף ריצ'רדסון

رالف ريتشاردسون

رالف ريتشاردسون ممثل إنجليزي

رالف ریچاردسون بازیگر بریتانیایی

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