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Overview
Works: 375 works in 731 publications in 3 languages and 11,744 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Disaster films  Historical films  Tragedies (Drama)  Sports films  Caper films  Filmed operas  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rank Organisation
Hamlet by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,679 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 )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 757 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
Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peerless comedy of manners set in Victorian England involving young lovers and mistaken identities
A Night to Remember by Kenneth More( Visual )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fabric that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, they try to supress it. Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures
This sporting life by Lindsay Anderson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 481 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 and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
The Browning version( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving drama about an aging English schoolmaster who comes to grips with his personal and professional failures
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

"This haunting tale of a boy driven to the limits of his life by his mother's wanton materialism is based on one of D. H. Lawrence's most enduring short works ... A young boy discovers that by riding his toy rocking horse, he can predict the outcome of future horse races. With the aid of his uncle and the family handyman, the boy finds an unlikely answer to the financial problems that are turning his parents into strangers. But the more he wins, the more his mother spends, and the stakes get higher and higher"--Container
The purple plain by Robert Parrish( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 231 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
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two wealthy and eligible bachelors each have to pose as someone else in order to win the hands of the genteel young ladies they adore
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( 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 149 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 140 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 )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 128 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 )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 117 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 111 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of the Richard Strauss opera about intrigue in the royal German court
 
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