WorldCat Identities

Drayton, Alfred 1881-1949

Works: 16 works in 46 publications in 3 languages and 122 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Musical films  Comedy films  Film remakes  Slapstick comedy films  History 
Roles: Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alfred Drayton
Most widely held works by Alfred Drayton
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby, his mother, and his sister are cared for by his greedy uncle Ralph, who arranges for Nicholas to get a job at a school for boys, where he befriends one of the ill-treated students, Smike. The two flee the school and join a theatrical troop. Nicholas protects Smike while trying to stop Ralph from taking advantage of his sister and later his sweetheart, Madeline Bray, whose father is in debtors prison
First a girl by Victor Saville( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl leads a double life, pretending to be a boy who is a female impersonator at a famed Paris cabaret. She becomes an overnight sensation, but it also complicates her love life greatly. Remake of the German film Viktor und Viktoria
Nicholas Nickleby by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' tale of a young man's struggle to protect his family from their scheming uncle and a cruel world
First a girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie Matthews leads a double life, pretending to be a boy who is a female inpersonator at a famed Paris cabaret
Red ensign = Le pavillon rouge by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With England's commercial fleet in decline, idealistic shipbuilder David Barr conceives a radical new ship design to revolutionize the industry. A ruthless rival will stop at nothing, even murder, to obtain Barr's top secret design
Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vida y aventuras de Nicholas Nickleby( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby es un joven hombre de recursos forzado a proteger a su madre y hermana de la malvada maquinación de su tío Ralph. Expuesto a la cruda realidad, Nicholas trata hábilmente con amigos y enemigos, y finalmente se desmarca de su círculo de amistades para darle su merecido a su indescriptible tío
Things happen at night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family has problems in their home when a spirit inhabits the body of the youngest daughter, causing all sorts of mischief. An insurance investigator and a scientist come to the home in the hopes of tracking down the cause of the problems and determine a poltergeist is to blame. After the scientist and the insurance investigator attempt to aid the family by driving the spirit out of the girl, they end up with an unexpected complication when the poltergeist moves into the body of the insurance investigator
Look up and laugh by Basil Dean( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gutsy lass Gracie rallies fellow stall-holders at Birkenhead Market to prevent its takeover and demolition by a department store chain. She invokes the Market's foundation by Royal Charter just before an inadvertent gas leak provides an explosive climax
Will Hay collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio parade of 1935: "An enjoyable satire that pokes fun at corporations such as the BBC, William Garland, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Group, is a remote figure who has never seen his own studios. Contending with an ambitious young manager with plans to popularise the medium and designs on Garland's daughter, the film also features a villainous theatrical agent who bans his stars from appearing on a prestigious NBG show. However, the staff save the day, turning out to be natural talents as they mount their own successful production."--Container
Radio parade of 1935( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Will Hay plays the director of the National Broadcasting Group. Hiding away in his office ... Will is unaware of how much the public hates his high brow programmes. When it is brought to his attention, he promotes Jimmy, the Head of the Complaints Department, to the post of Programme Director. Jimmy has the brilliant idea of broadcasting variety spectaculars but when a powerful theatrical impresario gets in the way, Jimmy discovers that the NBG itself is full of would-be stars."
The big blockade by Charles Frend( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British bombers hammer at the heart of German industry
[Alfred Drayton] : [Theatre Museum Biographical File] by Alfred Drayton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Look up and laugh( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Fields plays Gracie Pearson - a singer-comedienne who is determined to save her local market from being demolished to make way for a department store. As time runs out, Gracie rallies the stall-keepers together through a series of ever-more-hilarious schemes to save their livelihoods." [box cover note]
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Alternative Names
Alfred Drayton acteur britannique

Alfred Drayton actor britànic

Alfred Drayton actor británico

Alfred Drayton actor británicu (1881–1949)

Alfred Drayton British actor

Alfred Drayton Brits acteur (1881-1949)

Varick, Alfred 1881-1949

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