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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Works: 194 works in 718 publications in 7 languages and 15,632 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Epic films  Action and adventure films  Religious films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Owner, sze
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Hugh Griffith
Most widely held works by Hugh Griffith
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

86 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

46 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighbouring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even 30 years later, 'Oliver!' is an exciting experience for young viewers, and is substantial enough for those who want some tension along with the fluffy songs."--Brian Webster,
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1787. HMS Bounty sets out on a journey through perilous seas to a tropical paradise, and into history as the one of the most ill-fated vessels in naval lore. The gripping story centers on first officer Fletcher Christian, a dandy transformed into a man of action, and Capt. William Bligh, uncompromising in his command or his cruelty
How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and German and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and a burglar hatch a scheme to swipe a forgery from an art museum to conceal her father's art forgeries
Luther by Kari Tikka( Visual )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the earliest of Shakespeare's three comedies
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island.--
I racconti di Canterbury by Geoffrey Chaucer( Visual )

74 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of Chaucer, with the Decameron (1971) and Arabian Nights (1974), forms a trilogy of films by Pasolini based on a literary-cultural tradition. The narrator - Pasolini as a fictional Chaucer - serves as an anchor for four disparate tales (The Merchant's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The Friar's Tale, and the Pardoner's Tale) grouped in an open-ended fashion in a textural layering. Visually the film is remodelled after English and German miniatures of the time. There is a disquietingly dark undertow beneath the sumptuous reds and the strident yellows, the rich and sometimes coarse humour and sexual exuberance. To Pasolini the trilogy was an unequivocal statement that ideology and sexuality are inseparably linked, the explicit sexuality being largely conceived as a protest against the rigid moralism of the extreme left
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long thought dead, the victim of a horrible accident, Dr. Anton Phibes still lives, surrounded by art-deco bric-a-brac and attended by mute beauty Vulnavia. Outwardly normal in appearance, Phibes actually wears a rubber mask, covering his hideously deformed countenance; giving away the artifice is the fact that, when he dines, he takes his food through his neck rather than his mouth. Able to speak only when plugging a wire into his damaged vocal chords, Phibes elucidates his plan to murder the medical team whom he holds responsible for the death of his wife
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American businessman turned Swedish oil-trader finds his life and fortunes held hostage when he's blackmailed by British agents and forced into the perilous arena of WWII espionage
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy young Jew and his family experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the 18th century two sets of twins are mis-matched at birth only to be reunited on the eve of the French Revolution. The problem is that the twins are members of both the peasant and aristocratic classes. Their meeting, their mixup and the mistaken identities would ultimately constitute one of the most tumultuous events in modern history
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heathcliff and Cathy's tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's retaliation concludes the tale of terror and hatred on the Yorkshire Moors
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron, transposed to Naples from Boccaccio's Florence, is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex
Under milk wood : and other plays by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas' undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece: an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as First Voice, is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning. Includes Adobe PDF eBook
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) returns with another adaptation of a Henry Fielding novel. This one, written in 1742, chronicles the rise of young Joseph Andrews (Peter Firth of Equus) who ascends from mere servant to become the personal footman - and the fancy of - Lady Booby (Ann-Margret). He battles seductions, robberies and rogues while trying to remain faithful to his true love - an equally innocent servant girl. Meanwhile, Lady Booby carefully tries to conceal her humble origins and a couple of not-so-well-kept secrets
The beggar's opera by John Christopher Pepusch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the tawdry underbelly of 18th century London, a sordid world of bandits, cut throats and corrupted officials, The Beggars̕ Opera follows the raffish escapades of Captain Macheath, a reckless, brooding, adventurer and notorious highwayman, and the seething plot to have him hanged
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Alternative Names
Griffith, Hugh

Griffith, Hugh Emrys.

Griffith, Hugh Emrys 1912-1980

Hju Grifit

Hugh Griffith acteur britannique

Hugh Griffith actor galés

Hugh Griffith actor galez

Hugh Griffith aktor brytyjski

Hugh Griffith attore gallese

Hugh Griffith britischer Schauspieler

Hugh Griffith britisk skodespelar

Hugh Griffith britisk skuespiller

Hugh Griffith Brits acteur (1912-1980)

Hugh Griffith brittisk skådespelare

Hugh Griffith Welsh actor

Χιου Γκρίφιθ

Гриффит, Хью

Г'ю Гріффіт

Хју Грифит

Հյու Գրիֆիտ

יו גריפית'

هوق غريفيث

هیو گریفیت بازیگر بریتانیایی



ExodusMutiny on the BountyWilliam Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceThe TempestUnder milk wood : and other plays