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Donald, James 1917-1993

Overview
Works: 72 works in 232 publications in 5 languages and 8,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Radio plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Donald
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 3,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyielding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
Lust for life by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as Vincent van Gogh, torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
Third man on the mountain : conquering the past would be the climb of his life( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a deceased climber that died on a Swiss Alps mountain peak, wants to visit the place of his father's death. He follows a 19th-century British climber to the peak
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father's passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch
The royal hunt of the sun by Irving Lerner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueld by promises of gold, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his explorers venture across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There, Pizarro captures King Atahuallpa, Inca's godlike monarch, and promises his freedom upon the deliverance of gold. But friendship and respect develop between the two leaders and when the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor for the King
Quatermass and the pit( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London workers unearth a cluster of prehistoric bones, which leads to further discovery of a strange missile, locust, and demon-like creatures
The way ahead by Carol Reed( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bunch of individuals from different class backgrounds is gradually transformed into a disciplined fighting unit. The film episodically spans the years 1939-43: the period of training, an effectively staged escape from a torpedoed transport at sea and action in the North African Campaign. The script was commissioned by the army to encourage enlistment and reference to so-called documentary aspects in most histories of British cinema obscure its skilfully realised propagandist intention of promoting a new mood of optimism in Britain. It is one of the best examples of understatement for persuasive purposes
The Pickwick papers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1836 young Charles Dickens was commissioned to write a series of humorous stories about the misadventures of the members of a fictional English social club. Dickens called this organization the PICKWICK CLUB, named after his central character, one Samuel Pickwick. He and his friends set out on a cross-country journey, and through a series of innocent misunderstandings, they wind up entangled in a comedy of errors that builds to monumental proportions. The tone of the tale turns serious when Pickwick is briefly consigned to a debtor's prison, a place which only Dickens could describe in the full measure of its hopelessness and horror.--
Kirk Douglas drama( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bad and the beautiful: A biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulative movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top
El Loco del pelo rojo( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptación de la biografía del famoso pintor impresionista, Vincent Van Gogh, que retrata su atormentada vida y su particular infierno a partir de su obra como reflejo de sus ansiedades, experiencias, fracasos, soledades y búsquedas personales que le llevaron finalmente a la locura
Quatermass and the pit ; Quatermass 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Quatermass and the pit", London workers unearth a cluster of prehistoric bones, which leads to further discovery of a strange missile, locust, and demon-like creatures. In "Quatermass 2", Professor Quatermass finds a mysterious government facility surrounded by guards and mines. His investigation uncovers an alien invasion
Silver screen collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way ahead: The metamorphosis of a cross-section group of Britons from squabbling individuals into a top fighting unit in the final phase of the African campaign against Rommel
Gesprengte Ketten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II melodrama about the escape of British and American flyers from a maximum-security German prison camp
Victoria Regina( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a succession of vignettes, the life of Queen Victoria is viewed from her ascension to the throne of England in 1837 through the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee
The fabulous forties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li'l Abner: Andy Capp's famous comic strip about the citizens of Dogpatch comes to the screen. This comedy centers upon the annual Sadie Hawkins Day celebration, which gives the unmarried females in town an opportunity to chase down and catch a husband from the local bachelors
The gift horse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting story is based on one of the most glorious exploits of World War II-the combined operational raid on March 28th 1942 on the Atlantic port of St. Nazaire. In particular, it is the adventures of a ship and her crew from the time they come together in the grim, darks days of 1940 until their ultimate triumph and parting. Together they form the spearhead of the attack which results in the destruction of the lock-gates of an important enemy-held base. The ship, HMS Ballantrae, affectionately known as Gift Horse is one of the many over-age US destroyers, transferred to Britain in return for the lease of certain naval and air bases. Although she has come out of honorable retirement at a time of dire necessity, her many failings are, at first, a source of constant irritation and embarrassment to her crew. Gradually, however, they begin to like her and by the time she is chosen for her last and most glorious engagement, there is no-one who is not proud to be a member of her crew. Lieutenant Commander Fraser leads the men who sail and fight with her and, after seven reluctant years "on the beach," Fraser has at last persuaded the Admiralty to give him a ship of his own again. The ratings who serve under him represent a very fair cross section of the Royal Navy in war. But it is the old "four stacker" destroyer who is the real heroine of this human and dramatic film
El loco del pelo rojo Lust for life( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biopic del famoso pintor impresionista Vincent Van Gogh, que retrata su atormentada vida a partir de su obra, que no es más que un reflejo de la ansiedad, la sensación de fracaso y la soledad que lo llevaron, finalmente, a la locura
 
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The Great Escape
Alternative Names
James Donald acteur britannique

James Donald attore cinematografico scozzese

James Donald britischer Schauspieler

James Donald britisk skodespelar

James Donald britisk skuespiller

James Donald Brits acteur

James Donald brittisk skådespelare

Τζέιμς Ντόναλντ

Дональд, Джеймс

جیمز دونالد بازیگر بریتانیایی

ジェームズ・ドナルド

占士·當奴

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