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Donald, James 1917-1993

Works: 58 works in 243 publications in 5 languages and 8,634 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Children's films  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Donald
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
Lust for life by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,164 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 567 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 )

2 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 264 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 )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 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
Quatermass and the pit( Visual )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric skulls are unearthed during London Underground excavations and a weird and deadly force makes itself felt. Gradually Quatermass pieces together the evidence that billions of years ago Earth was colonized by a race of satanic Martians who altered the course of human evolution. Finally as the machine begins to emanate a life of its own, Quatermass has to face the menace of a new invasion
The royal hunt of the sun by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 106 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
The way ahead by Carol Reed( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 58 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 by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 55 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely little boy peeks into the window of a Skid Row dive. Mesmerized by the soaring magic played by a small jazz combo, he longs to create the same sounds. So with the guidance of a brilliant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist but as man, struggles with an impossible note trapped in his mind
El Loco del pelo rojo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 20 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
Silver screen collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointment with Venus: At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get hold of her. This is the intrepid story of the cow-napping from under the noses of the Nazis
A gift horse( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 9 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
Victoria Regina( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 7 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
Gesprengte Ketten The great escape( Visual )

6 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
The fabulous forties( Visual )

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

Jack London: in this exciting biographical adventure, we experience the incredible life of legendary author, adventurer and journalist Jack London. From ocena adventures to excapades in the Kondike, his amazing life is thrillingly depicted
The rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Jack to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia's obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly - and he is only one of Lydia's many suitors. The Rivals was Sheridan's first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today. Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Lloyd Owen as Captain Jack Absolute; Lucy Davis as Lydia Languish; Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Malaprop; Kenneth Danziger as Thomas; Neil Dickson as David; Sarah Drew as Julia; Julian Holloway as Sir Lucius O'Trigger; Christopher Neame as Sir Anthony Absolute; Moira Quirk as Lucy; Alan Shearman as Fag; Simon Templeman as Bob Acres; Matthew Wolf as Faulkland
¿Qué sucedió entonces? Quatermass and the pit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La gran evasión = The great escapade( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

600 oficiales ingleses y americanos trabajaron durante un año para planear y ejecutar la evasión de un campo de prisioneros nazi en 1944, la mayor evasión de la historia militar. Esta grandiosa película relata aquella historia real con un reparto prodigioso; como instigadores de la gran evasión: el cerebro organizador británico, el experto en túneles, el especialista en falsificaciones de documentos, el encargado de los aprovisionamientos y el de las buenas ideas. Basada en una historia real, La Gran Evasión es una obra maestra del director John Sturges, los guionistas James Clavell y W.R. Burnett, y el compositor Elmer Bernstein, cuya banda sonora se ajusta como un guante a la tensión imparable de la película
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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

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Дональд, Джеймс

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