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Works: 330 works in 686 publications in 3 languages and 11,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  War films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rank Organisation
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,361 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 982 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 )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 563 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 485 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
The Browning version by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 381 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. ... a classic of British realism"--Container
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 354 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 )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in German and held by 271 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 256 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 229 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 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960's London jazz clubs. Over the course of one eventful evening, during the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous & ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart
Sapphire by Basil Dearden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 179 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 129 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 105 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
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
Across the bridge( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 84 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Olivier presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Henry V
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in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A night to remember
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The Browning versionRomeo and Juliet