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Works: 301 works in 631 publications in 3 languages and 11,137 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Disaster films  Historical films  Filmed operas  Romance films  Caper films  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rank Organisation
A Night to Remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmic version of Oscar Wilde's play about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
This sporting life by Lindsay Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver
Romeo and Juliet by Renato Castellani( Visual )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, about a pair of teenagers who fall in love despite a bitter feud raging between their families
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly restored and digitally remastered from the original 35mm film, the legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf stars in this acclaimed film of Richard Strauss' delightful opera, Der Rosenkavalier. This Salzburg Festival production of Strauss' great work toured the world, and this filmed version was hailed by The New York Times as 'Superb'. Schwarzkopf performs her signature role as Princess von Werdenberg, an aging beauty involved with a younger man, Octavian
The rocking horse winner by D. H Lawrence( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy growing up in a household where there is no love and no luck, but always a shortage of money, develops an uncanny ability to pick race-horse winners while furiously riding
The purple plain by Robert Parrish( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, uncommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese desert, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna (Win Min Than). Anna helps Forrester overcome his grief and gives him the drive to survive the trek through the wilderness of Burma. A wartime film about character rather than combat
All night long( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updating of Shakespeare's Othello, set in the jazz world of London in the early 1960s. Because of a rumour set about by a jealous rival, a jazz trumpeter at an all-night party tries to strangle his wife
Sapphire by Basil Dearden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park. The police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state, but soon find that their action has consequences
Eva by Joseph Losey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welsh writer Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker) seems to have it all, style, an international best-seller, an apartment in Rome, a gorgeous fiancée, but he remains bitter. He meets his existential match in ennui in the mod seductress Eve
Defence of the realm by David Drury( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a tawdry sex scandal links a high-ranking British politician to a Russian KGB agent, ambitious newsman Nick Mullen swiftly gets the story on Page One. But when his scoop-of-the-decade begins to unravel the cover-up-of-the-century ... [Mullen finds himself] ensnared in a web of deadly intrigue"--Container
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lean's film of the Dickens novel about the strange consequences of the meeting of a poor Victorian boy who has been encouraged to expect a vast inheritance, and an escaped convict
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands
The Ipcress file by Len Deighton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an undercover gang kidnaps and brainwashes key scientists, the master spy of London's secret service leaps into action
Across the bridge( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous financier has absconded to Mexico with his company's funds. He kills a man and assumes his identity to hide from the law, but discovers that the man he has killed is an even more notorious fugitive than he is
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in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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