WorldCat Identities

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 408 works in 1,829 publications in 8 languages and 29,207 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

74 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The sum of all fears by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
Far from the madding crowd by John Schlesinger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
The Mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is based on events which occurred in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. He soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, an entity similar to the one seen by his late wife
Le roi de coeur = King of hearts by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in French and English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his reconnaissance and bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. *"A surrealistic jewel of a comedy which you realize, when you can catch your breath between laughs, has made the case for the sanity of the lunatics and the madness of the war-waging sane." - Charles Champlin, **Los Angeles Times***
Zorba the Greek( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine, and hires the playful Zorba. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her
Women in love by Ken Russell( Visual )

57 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust
The rose by Mark Rydell( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall"--Container
Evelyn( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revival of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece of imprisonment in wealth and regret
Georgy girl by Mary Quant( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous li fe of her swinging London roommate
Arabian nights( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and German and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2019 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three brother return home for their parent's 40th wedding aniversary, both old and new hostilities come to the surface
An unmarried woman by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a woman rebuilding her life socially and emotionally after her divorce
The statement by Brian Moore( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and German and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escaped Nazi collaborator is the target of an ambitious judge, a scrupulous colonel and two mysterious hit men
Bertie & Elizabeth : the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became king and queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
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The Mothman prophecies
Far from the madding crowdThe Mothman propheciesLe roi de coeur = King of heartsWomen in loveHard timesArabian nightsThe statement
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Alan Bates

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Bates, Alan

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Bates, Alan Arthur

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Bates, Arthur 1934-2003

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