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Greenwood, Joan 1921-1987

Overview
Works: 159 works in 531 publications in 5 languages and 7,452 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Picaresque films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical films  History  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Greenwood
 
Most widely held works by Joan Greenwood
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty adventures of a handsome and good-natured young man seeking his fortune and his true parentage in 18th century England
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

51 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 763 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 )

46 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 692 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 Cy Endfield( Visual )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 577 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
Kind hearts and coronets( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini seeks to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family
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 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy of manners focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determinded to marry someone named Ernest
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

45 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 289 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 )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl ventures down a rabbit hole and embarks on a fantastic journey through Wonderland
Tom Jones( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container
Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 133 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind hearts and coronets: Following his mother's death, an Edwardian gentleman plots to avenge her by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family
Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( Recording )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland performed by Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway
Moonfleet Les contrebandiers de Moonfleet by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 81 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
Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 79 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 by John Meade Falkner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of intrigue and adventure set in the eighteenth century on the windswept moors of Dorsetshire in the small village of Moonfleet. The dashing yet mysterious owner of an ancestral estate encounters a ruthless gang of smugglers
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 43 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
Little Dorrit : film one: nobody's fault by Charles Dickens( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first half of the story, Little Dorrit, we meet Arthur Clennam. He has returned from 20 years in China to his native London, bursting with plans and dreams of business success. However, when his bubble bursts, he says it is "nobody's fault", but is it? 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
Water babies by Charles Kingsley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 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 Darwin. 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. (29 minutes)
 
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Greenwood, Joan

Greenwood, Joan, 1921-

Joan Greenwood actrice anglaise

Joan Greenwood attrice britannica

Joan Greenwood britische Schauspielerin

Joan Greenwood britisk skodespelar

Joan Greenwood britisk skuespiller

Joan Greenwood Brits actrice (1921-1987)

Joan Greenwood brittisk skådespelare

Joan Greenwood brytyjska aktorka filmowa i telewizyjna

Joan Greenwood English actress

Гринвуд, Джоан

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جوآن گرینوود بازیگر بریتانیایی

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