WorldCat Identities

Greenwood, Joan 1921-1987

Overview
Works: 142 works in 477 publications in 5 languages and 7,356 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Television mini-series  Picaresque films  Fiction  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joan Greenwood
 
Most widely held works by Joan Greenwood
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighbouring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde's comic jewel sparkles in Anthony Asquith's adaptation of this film. The enduringly hilarious story of two young women who think themselves engaged to the same nonexistent man is given the grand Technicolor treatment
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

54 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

42 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation
Jules Verne's Mysterious island by Jules Verne( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home."--IMDb
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audio version of the three-act play
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

40 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life"', Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Recording )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl ventures down a rabbit hole and embarks on a fantastic journey through Wonderland
Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of the story, Little Dorrit, we meet Amy Dorrit, a girl whose spirit soars, even in debtor's prison. When she takes a job in a decrepit old house, she uncovers a secret that changes the course of her life and that of Arthur Clennam, who risked his life to help her family
Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( Recording )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland performed by Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Dorrit, told in two films (Nobody's Fault, Little Dorrit's Story), has spent her young life with her family in London's debtor prison. Arthur Clennam, a kindly but ineffectual gentleman, who returns to England from China after twenty years, risks everything to help little Dorrits's family
Moonfleet Les contrebandiers de Moonfleet by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gothic melodrama of smuggling, intrigue and upper class decadence seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy. The recreation of 18th century Dorsetshire in the studio apparently suited Lang, allowing him more control through pre-planning. Although he disliked the format, Lang deploys CinemaScope well using lighting, set design, camera movement and placement to make a virtue of early 'Scope's shallow lateral space. Behind the atmospherics is Lang's approach to the romantic aura of this period material - characteristically critical yet sensitive to the romantic elements. This laserdisc version is letterboxed to retain the original CinemaScope format
Moonfleet by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Südengland 1857: Der zehnjährige Waisenjunge John sucht nach sei- nem Vormund Jeremy Fox, dem ehemaligen Verlobten seiner Mutter. Er findet den eleganten Gentleman-Gangster in einer düsteren Schmugglerkneipe. Damit fällt das Kind unter die Räuber, und Fox wird zum Beschützer wider Willen ... Mit seinem alptraumhaften, fatalistisch-düsteren Spektakel ver- schreckte Fritz Land seinerzeit Publikum und Kritiker. In vielen Details ein handwerkliches Lehrstück mit phantastischer Licht- und Raumregie. Ursprünglich sollte Foy am Ende des Films sterben; in der von den Produzenten veränderten Fassung segelt er "schwer- verletzt" davon
Alec Guinness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Stratton is an eccentric chemist who one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty. However, when mill owners realize his invention will destroy their industry, Sidney suddenly becomes the most hunted man in the nation
British noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They met in the dark: Discharged for treason, a former Navy commander sets out to expose the espionage ring that destroyed his career
Water babies by Tom Arma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did the ancestors of the human race go through a crucial semi-aquatic phase? This balanced program examines the latest evidence that water played a major role in human evolution and assesses how it stands up to the traditional Savanna Theory proposed by Darwinches Preeminent critics and adherents of the Aquatic Ape Theory discuss such key points as humans' unique diving reflex and voluntary breath control; the connection between brain development and long-chain fatty acids found in marine foods; links with schizophrenia research; and the fossil record
Whiskey galore by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This robust, nimble comedy chronicles the effects of 50,000 cases of spirits on a tiny little island, and deftly satirizes the character of its thrifty, God-fearing population. The tale develops into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the customs inspector
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story told in two films. The life of Arthur Clennam, the lift of Amy Dorrit: two stories, two points of view in the noisy, busy, eager London of the late 1850s"--Container
Fairy tales by Terry Jones( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original fairy tales
 
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Greenwood, Joan

Greenwood, Joan, 1921-

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Joan Greenwood Brits actrice (1921-1987)

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Joan Greenwood English actress

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