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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Works: 162 works in 706 publications in 7 languages and 15,174 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Christian fiction  Religious films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 )

85 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty adventures of a handsome and good-natured young man seeking his fortune and his true parentage in 18th century England
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent orphan is dragged into a life of crime when he is befriended by a gang of pickpockets
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 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 Lewis Milestone( Visual )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the high seas against the tyrannical Captain Bligh aboard the H.M.S. Bounty when the underfed, overflogged sailors can no longer take the brutality
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 722 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
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 712 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
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Venetian merchant borrows money from a Jew, pledging as security one pound of his flesh. Upon default, the Jew's insistence on collecting the merchant's heart is defeated only by the clever plea of the heroine, disguised as a male lawyer
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island
How to steal a million( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 606 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
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 311 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 )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 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 )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace and was considered the most influential Christian book of the 19th century. Ben Hur tells the adventures of Judah Ben Hur, a fictional Jewish prince from Jerusalem, who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 200 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 )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 184 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron, transposed to Naples from Boccaccio's Florence, is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex
William Wyler's How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and German and held by 182 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
Tom Jones( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container
The Canterbury tales by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

58 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life plunges with gusto into dark and bawdy tales which celebrate almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich, earthy humour. Pasolini himself has a cameo appearance in this playful film, presented here in a new High-Definition restoration." --Container
I racconti di Canterbury( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of stories from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales". Shot in England, it offers an earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride, to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is a work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini's portrayal of Chaucer himself
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Mutiny on the BountyBen-Hur : a tale of the ChristWilliam Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceThe tempest
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Griffith, Hugh

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