WorldCat Identities

Dighton, John 1909-1989

Overview
Works: 63 works in 336 publications in 6 languages and 5,630 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Romantic comedy films  History  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Dighton
Roman Holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaper-man and they fall in love
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 758 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 )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 517 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 )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 178 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 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
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( Visual )

11 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 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 43 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 while attempting to thwart destiny as a cliff-hanging series of incidents spills across the screen"--Container
Vacances romaines by William Wyler( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rome, un journaliste américain tient un scoop sensationnel : une princesse désertant ses devoirs royaux fait incognito du tourisme dans la capitale. Moderne et pétillante, la jeune princesse est prise en charge par le journaliste qui feint de ne pas connaître sa royale identité. Mais l'amour est plus fort que n'importe quel scoop
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

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
Ein Herz und eine Krone( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantische Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer Prinzessin und einem amerikanischen Reporter im Rom der 50er Jahre. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films
L'homme au complet blanc by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Happiest days of your life
Alternative Names
John Dighton britischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

John Dighton Brits scenarioschrijver (1909-1989)

Дайтон, Джон

ダイトン, ジョン

Languages
English (146)

French (10)

German (9)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Russian (1)

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