WorldCat Identities

Dighton, John 1909-1989

Overview
Works: 84 works in 330 publications in 8 languages and 5,647 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romance films  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Television interviews  Documentary television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Dighton
Roman Holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

70 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,118 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 man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 521 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
The devil's disciple by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dick Dudgeon learns his father was executed by the British for treason at the onset of the Revolutionary War, he steals the body for a proper burial, ignoring the pleas of his friend, Minister Anthony Anderson who's a peace-loving person who ends up becoming a belligerent firebrand of a rebel trying to save Dudgeon's life
Kind hearts and coronets : with Alec Guinness : directed by Robert Hamer by Robert Hamer( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 168 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 happiest days of your life, a farce in three acts by John Dighton( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olney Theatre, Players, Inc. present "The Happiest Days of Your Life," by John Dighton, directed by Eugene O'Sullivan, settings and lighting by James Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snug little Bromley End seemed safe from World War II, and the villagers welcomed the lorry loads of Royal Engineers rolling into their quiet green acres. They didn't know they were disguised German parachutists installing radar apparatus to disrupt Britain's entire network. Nor did they suspect their community leader was a traitor
The swan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy princess's head tells her to wed a worldly Crown Prince, but her heart is drawn to a dashing commoner. Garbed in dreamy Helen Rose gowns, surrounded by Mittel-European opulence, the leading lady dances, duels, flirts, falls in love and makes even the most jaded moviegoer want to believe in fairy tales
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 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
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( Visual )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic broadside against the English educational system. This unrestrained romp tells of a boys' school and a girls' school accidentally billeted together and the inspired anarchy that results when the droll headmaster and the iron-willed headmistress clash
Man alive; an unlikely story in three acts by John Dighton( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman holiday: Special Collectors Edition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess on an official visit to Rome slips away without notice and falls in love with a newspaperman
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an impoverished family dependent on a wealthy and villainous relative who sends young Nicholas into a series of wild adventures. Nicholas, a very proper young man, encounters nearly every extreme of Victorian society
Vacances romaines by William Wyler( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love
Who goes there! A comedy by John Dighton( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1952 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind hearts and coronets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 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 life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young teacher is persecuted by his wicked uncle
Vacaciones en Roma = Roman holiday( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una princesa está decidida a descubrir Roma a su aire. En su camino, se cruza un periodista que, en espera de conseguir una exclusiva, finge no reconocer su verdadera identidad. Pero su plan falla cuando se enamora
Noblesse oblige by Robert Hamer( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noblesse oblige by Robert Hamer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kind hearts and coronets
Alternative Names
John Dighton britischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

John Dighton Brits scenarioschrijver (1909-1989)

Дайтон, Джон

ダイトン, ジョン

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