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Overview
Works: 343 works in 697 publications in 3 languages and 11,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Tragedies (Drama)  Romantic comedy films  Filmed plays 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rank Organisation
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
A night to remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,297 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 )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peerless comedy of manners set in Victorian England involving young lovers and mistaken identities
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness as Henry Holland, a meek clerk, devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But their ingenious idea to melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers and smuggle them to France turns their perfect crime into a disastrous caper and unexpected surprises
This sporting life by Lindsay Anderson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 480 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 & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's classic tale of two young lovers who make the ultimate sacrifice to be together
The Browning version by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster, begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness
The rocking horse winner by D. H Lawrence( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a young, sensitive English boy whose rocking horse empowers him to predict winning racehorses, at the eventual cost of his life
The purple plain by Robert Parrish( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 228 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, incommunicative 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 196 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 180 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 151 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
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 142 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 130 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 120 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of the Richard Strauss opera about intrigue in the royal German court
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 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
Len Deighton's The Ipcress file by Len Deighton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master spy Harry Palmer is called into action when an undercover gang begins kidnapping and brainwashing key scientists
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth
Across the bridge( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 85 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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