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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Works: 226 works in 691 publications in 7 languages and 15,566 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Religious films  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Owner, Instrumentalist, 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 )

75 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,702 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 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned at birth and raised by a wealthy squire, Tom Jones romps through English society, leading a lusty life of brawling and bed-hopping
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,388 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 1,271 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 )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 797 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
How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and German and held by 777 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 John Osborne( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 741 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 )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 270 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
I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

53 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasolini's startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

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

Details how a wealthy young Jewish man and his family, who are all experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny, are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 18th century, Mr. Earnshaw returns to his home, Wuthering Heights, with a young orphan named Heathcliff. Initially, Earnshaw's children, Cathy and Hindley, are unreceptive to the untamed urchin but in time the inevitable happens-- Cathy and Heathcliff fall in love
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 193 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
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
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 175 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 abominable Dr. Phibes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abominable Dr. Phibes: "After a team of surgeons botches his beloved wife's operation, the distraught Dr. Phibes unleashes a score of Old-Testament atrocities -- from a plague of locusts to an attack of rats--on his enemies."--Container
Joseph Andrews by Tony Richardson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but virtuous 18th century English country servant struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him
Under milk wood : and other plays by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 101 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
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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'

هیو گریفیت بازیگر بریتانیایی



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