WorldCat Identities

Cusack, Cyril 1910-1993

Works: 433 works in 1,443 publications in 6 languages and 28,076 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Television adaptations  Dark comedy films  History  Biographical films  Television mini-series  Religious television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Restager , Host, Director, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Cyril Cusack
Most widely held works by Cyril Cusack
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

97 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future when books are banned and destroyed by the government, a fireman in charge of the burning becomes involved with a schoolteacher who flaunts the law by collecting and reading books
Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comic look at the war between the sexes in the 16th century. When Petruchio, a poverty stricken gentleman from Verona, seeks a rich wife in Padua, he winds up with Katharina, a self-willed shrew. Their honeymoon becomes a humourous battle of wits and insults, with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to "tame" her. But when the newlyweds return to Padua, Petruchio wagers that his Kate is now the most obedient of wives. Kate helps Petruchio win his wager, but she shows she has found a more effective way of dominating her mate
My Left Foot : the Story of Christy Brown by Christy Brown( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's comedy about the confusion between twin brothers, and their slaves who are also twins
Far and away by Ron Howard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this critically-acclaimed romantic adventure from director Ron Howard. This breathtaking epic opens on the west coast of Ireland, 1892. Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon (Nicole Kidman), to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston, Joseph finds a place for them to live while proving a natural at bare-fisted boxing. But his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter cold. Joseph sets off for work on the railroad, until a passing wagon train reminds him of his original goal to possess his own land. Preparing to stake his claim in the new territory, he runs into Shannon who is unhappily reunited with her former fiance. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush, they realize their dreams of land and life together in this satisfying grand-scale adventure that WNCN Radio calls "Ron Howard's best film - a wondrous epic"!
The day of the jackal by Frederick Forsyth( Visual )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and German and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love, ' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts-- and crush his soul"--Container
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and French and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
The spy who came in from the cold( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent is assigned to pretend he is defecting, but soon suspects that the layers of betrayal go far beyond what was originally expected
Harold and Maude( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countercultural director Hal Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. The cult classic of its era, featuring indelible performances and a soundtrack by Cat Stevens
Victor Hugo's Les miserables( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployed woodworker Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister and her children, but is caught and sentenced to five years in prison. He escapes, and is pursued relentlessly by fanatical Inspector Javert. Hugo's novel expresses his humanitarian interest in the suffering of the common people
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the profession that has enabled Mrs. Warren to give her daughter all the benefits of 'good society'? Vivie Warren discovers her mother's secrets and embraces her own power as a 'modern' woman"--Container
David Copperfield by Delbert Mann( Visual )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 499 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Recording )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full cast recording of Shakespeare's play which pits love, honesty and innocence against the overwhelming power of flattery and deception
Odd man out( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as Johnny McQueen, a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows"--Container
The playboy of the western world by J. M Synge( Recording )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a wayside pub near a village in County Mayo in western Ireland, Christopher Mahon becomes a local hero when he announces to the patrons that he's killed his father. This play premiered in 1907 and it immediately provoked controversy, eventually resulting in the infamous "Playboy Riots."
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.12 for Far and aw ... to 1.00 for The Little ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The small back room
The day of the jackalNineteen eighty-fourVictor Hugo's Les miserablesOthelloThe playboy of the western worldThe small back room
Alternative Names
Chosack, Cyril 1910-1993

Cucack, Cyril James 1910-1993

Cusack, Cyril, 1910-

Cusack, Cyril James 1910-1993

Cyril Cusack acteur de cinéma

Cyril Cusack acteur uit Zuid-Afrika (1910-1993)

Cyril Cusack actor

Cyril Cusack actor sudafricano

Cyril Cusack attore cinematografico irlandese

Cyril Cusack irischer Schauspieler

Cyril Cusack irský herec

Σίριλ Κούζακ νοτιοαφρικανός ηθοποιός

Сирил Кьюсак

Սիրիլ Քյուսակ

סיריל קיוזאק שחקן אירי

سيريل كوزاك

سیریل کوساک