WorldCat Identities

Richardson, Tony 1928-1991

Works: 193 works in 1,024 publications in 9 languages and 10,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Picaresque films  War films  Sports films  Juvenile delinquency films  Melodrama  History 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, fmd, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tony Richardson
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

100 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,730 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 until his behaviour causes him to be sent away from his family, home and the only woman he loves. But soon Tom's escapades land him in the company of reckless scoundrels, the boudoirs of more women, and finally jail - can his charm save him from the gallows?
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

87 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment. Another sad example of English class conflict
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons
Blue sky by Tony Richardson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Army major assigned to monitor a top-secret nuclear test is thrust into the center of a high-level military conspiracy. The only person who has a chance to save him from the nightmare cover-up is his wife--the wife who has nearly ruined his career with her scandalous behavior
Shakespeare's Hamlet by Tony Richardson( Visual )

62 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is the young prince of Denmark whose father is murdered by his uncle Claudius in order to gain the throne. When the ghost of the old king tells Hamlet to kill Claudius, Hamlet is torn between the desire to avenge his father's death and his reluctance to shed blood. In the end tragedy destroys them all--including the lovely Ophelia, with whom Hamlet had once been romantically involved
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

52 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of seedy music hall life. Archie Rice, a third rate vaudevillian whose song and dance routines are unappealing and boring, is nagged by his shrewish alcoholic wife about his failures. His world comes tumbling down onto the garbage heap he has built up through his lifetime of self delusion and duplicity
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Allison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Allison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him
A taste of honey by Tony Richardson( Visual )

71 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Alan Sillitoe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s post-war England, the working classes faced an unappetizing choice between drudgery, degradation, and despair or the materialist blandishments of deadening suburban affluence. Arthur is the prototypical 'angry young man'--outspoken, dissatisfied with the status quo, rebelling against stifling class distinctions--insolent and self-confident, his high wages enable his disdain for following orders and his hard drinking, red-blooded weekends. He is determined to enjoy his freedom as long as he can get away with it, before being trapped by marriage into conformity, surrounded by nappies and rent books in a new housing estate
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to unite his unusual family, Win Berry decides to buy an old girls' school and turn it into a family-run hotel
The Charge of the light brigade by Tony Richardson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical re-telling of tragic events during the Crimean War. "British Captain Nolan is a devoted officer disgusted with his commander, Lord Cardigan. Lord Raglan is a foolish officer with misguided war strategies and a fading memory. Together, they are sent to Turkey in response to a Russian invasion. Driven by arrogance and ineptitude, they send hundreds of cavalry to certain death ..."--Container
The loved one by Tony Richardson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bemused would-be poet gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters
Ned Kelly by Tony Richardson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film about Australia's most notorious outlaw of the 19th century
The border by Tony Richardson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A border guard faces corruption in his department when the infant of a poor Mexican girl is kidnapped
Joseph Andrews by Tony Richardson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but virtuous 18th century English country lad struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him
Mademoiselle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sleepy farm village in the south of France is the unlikely setting for this study of perversion and evil. A malicious, frustrated schoolteacher's suppressed sexual desire leads her to commit develish acts of destruction. The earthy, virile woodcutter awakens her illicit passions
The charge of the light brigade by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-creation of mid-Victorian England circa 1854 contrasts the silliness of the aristocracy with the squalor of the lower classes. The film takes the glory out of war. The final charge is a testament to blind obedience
Dead cert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Davidson's horse 'Admiral' behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies from the injuries. His friend suspects the horse was doped by unscrupulous bookies and begins to investigate
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Karel Reisz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man stuck in a factory job is having an affair with the wife of a co-worker. Frustrated by his economic confines, he drinks up much of his paycheck on the weekends. He also meets a young girl his own age and his affections begin to shift toward her
Free cinema by British Film Institute( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Cinema consisted of a group of young film-makers who decided to rebel against the stifling conformity of British cinema in the late fifties and to make their own films outside the confines of 'the system'. This 50th-anniversary compilation of short films about British working class life shows directors expressing personal viewpoints without obligation to subscribe to the technical or social conventions imposed on commercial film-making
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The entertainer
Alternative Names
Richardson, Cecil Antonio.

Richardson Cecil Antonio 1928-1991

Richardson, Tony 1928-1991

Tony Richardson angol színházi és filmrendező, producer

Tony Richardson Brits filmregisseur

Tony Richardson director de cine inglés

Tony Richardson englischer Regisseur

Tony Richardson producteur, réalisateur et scénariste britannique

Tony Richardson regista britannico

Tony Richardson reżyser brytyjski

Тони Ричардсон

Тони Ричардсон британский кинорежиссёр

Тоні Річардсон

טוני ריצ'רדסון

توني ريتشاردسون

تونی ریچاردسون فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

리처드슨, 토니 1928-1991

토니 리처드슨


リチャードソン, トニー


Blue skyThe entertainerLook back in angerThe borderMademoiselleDead certTony Richardson : a bio-bibliography