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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Works: 128 works in 660 publications in 7 languages and 14,994 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
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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 )

98 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,902 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 )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Birthed by a local woman but raised by the village squire, Tom Jones grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring 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 1,387 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 )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of the postwar Jewish struggle for independence and their fight to establish a homeland in Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews headed toward Israel aboard a weathered freighter
Mutiny on the Bounty by Frank Lloyd( Visual )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1787, the HMS Bounty sets out on a journey that will take it through perilous seas to a tropical paradise--and into history as one of the most ill-fated vessels ever to sail for King and country
How to steal a million by William Wyler( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 788 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 768 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 674 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 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's great dramatic play, the Tempest, as performed by Michael Redgrave, Hugh Griffith, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Massey and others
I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

81 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of four stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These stories of romance, deception, murder and lust are told in a uniquely candid and ribald way
The abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 309 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
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It takes the tumultuous 'let them eat cake' days of the French Revolution and gives everyone a figurative pie in the face. Two sets of twins are mismatched at birth. One set grows up to be aristocratic swashbucklers; the other set are peasants. In a hilarious fluke of fate, they crisscross across classes. Special features included
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 199 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
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 186 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
Under milk wood : and other plays by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 109 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
Joseph Andrews by Tony Richardson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 105 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 Gay( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1741 London, notorious highwayman Capt. Macheath is in Newgate Jail, due to hang at dawn. But rope collars aren't the fashion for dashing, self-respecting ne'er-do-wells. And prison doors can swing two ways."--Container
Aristotle : an introduction by Hugh Griffith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates, Plato, and finally Aristotle are representative of key philosophers from Ancient Greece. Included here are introductions and excerpts from Aristotle's treatises, notably The History of Animals and The Nichomachean Ethics
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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

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Hugh Griffith Welsh actor

Χιου Γκρίφιθ

Гриффит, Хью

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Хју Грифит

Հյու Գրիֆիտ

יו גריפית'

هوق غريفيث

هیو گریفیت بازیگر بریتانیایی



ExodusMutiny on the BountyThe merchant of VeniceThe TempestUnder milk wood : and other playsAristotle : an introduction