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Griffith, Hugh 1912-1980

Overview
Works: 195 works in 785 publications in 7 languages and 15,109 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Religious films  Comedy films  Historical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ."
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

53 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,522 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!
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,239 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
Oliver!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief--for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen--but must be earned. Arguably the last great old-fashioned movie musical to receive near-universal critical acclaim, Oliver! first hit screens more than 37 years ago. As transformed into a film, the timeless West End and Broadway show remains incredibly faithful to the classic work of literature by Charles Dickens, dank and dark, an anomaly of song-and-dance cinema. A film of many facets, it is both a warts-and-all view of Victorian London, an adaptation of a classic novel, a salient slice of significant social commentary, and a rip-roaring tune-filled toe tapper to boot
Mutiny on the Bounty by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 812 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
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Biblical epic, Jewish nobleman Ben Hur (Heston) struggles against Roman tyranny in 1st century Palestine
Ben-Hur by William Wyler( Visual )

73 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 690 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, to love, to hate and, finally, to forgive
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

47 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 633 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 )

35 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 627 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 )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 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 )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 560 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 abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 321 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
Oliver!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief--for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen--but must be earned. Arguably the last great old-fashioned movie musical to receive near-universal critical acclaim, Oliver! first hit screens more than 37 years ago. As transformed into a film, the timeless West End and Broadway show remains incredibly faithful to the classic work of literature by Charles Dickens, dank and dark, an anomaly of song-and-dance cinema. A film of many facets, it is both a warts-and-all view of Victorian London, an adaptation of a classic novel, a salient slice of significant social commentary, and a rip-roaring tune-filled toe tapper to boot
Ben-Hur : a tale of Christ( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the visual splendor, thundering action, and towering drama of the record-setting winner of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to his role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race, and a fateful encounter with Jesus Christ
The counterfeit traitor by George Seaton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 255 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
Tom Jones( Visual )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 247 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
Pier Paolo Pasolini's trilogy of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron, transposed to Naples from Boccaccio's Florence, is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex
Start the revolution without me( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 197 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
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 190 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
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 131 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
 
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Alternative Names
Griffith, Hugh

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Гриффит Хью

Г'ю Гріффіт

Хју Грифит

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יו גריפית'

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هيو غريفيث ممثل ويلزي

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