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Gainsborough Studios

Works: 121 works in 356 publications in 3 languages and 6,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Silent films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  Documentary-style films  Ethnographic films  History 
Roles: Originator, prn, Producer, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gainsborough Studios
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

68 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enroute back to England by train from Switzerland, an old lady disappears and two young people investigate
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Flaherty's account of life on the Aran Islands, situated off the western coast of Ireland, is a classic of the documentary cinema. Completed in 1934, the film was some two years in the making and shows man's never-ending struggle for existence on these barren rocks, exposed to the fury of the Atlantic. The central characters are a man, his wife and their small son and their efforts to make a living, epitomise the conflict between Man and Nature. Beautifully photographed, the highlights of the film are a lengthy shark hunt and the dramatic ending, when the incredibly high seas threaten to smash the fishermen's small boat against the cliffs
The lodger : a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This variation on the Jack-the-Ripper story is the first film to display many of the characteristics which scholars today point to as representative of the Hitchcockian style. In the film, the central character, called simply "The Lodger" (Ivor Novello), is caught in the trap of other peoples' suspicions. Because this lodger, who is renting a room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting (Arthur Chesny and Marie Ault), seems mysterious, he is suspected of being the notorious "Avenger," a killer who has been stalking women in London and strangling them
Blackmail( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Blackmail] A young woman kills an artist who attempts to rape her. Her Scotland Yard detective boyfriend soon learns the killer's identity, but so has someone else. First produced as a silent film, then in this version with dialog
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 steps: Character Richard Hanney stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
The lady and the highwayman by Barbara Cartland( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century England an English aristocrat (Hugh Grant) is forced to become a highwayman and falls in love with a young girl (Emma Samms) he has sworn to protect after her brother is beheaded by Cromwell. He not only saves her from a brutal husband, but helps her at the court of Charles II
The man in grey by Leslie Arliss( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of treachery put both the Gainsborough melodrama and actor James Mason on the map. The star-to-be plays Lord Rohan, a cruel nobleman who marries the naive and sweet-natured Clarissa for the sole purpose of producing an heir; meanwhile, Clarissa's conniving best friend, Hesther, plots against her for her own nefarious ends. Set in England in the early 19th century
Madonna of the seven moons by Arthur Crabtree( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lurid tale of sex and psychosis is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways
Classic British thrillers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The upturned glass: Married Dr. Michael Joyce falls in love with the mother of a young patient, whose husband is working abroad. They have agreed to end the affair when he is stunned to hear of her death in a mysterious fall
World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We dive at dawn: The "Sea Tiger" attempts to sink the German battleship "Brandenburg" off Denmark
Alfred Hitchcock premiere collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of feature films directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Three wicked melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wicked lady. Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound seventeenth-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend's wealthy fiance on the eve of their wedding. And that's only the beginning; there are no depths to which this sinful woman won't sink. James Mason costars as a highwayman with whom our anti-heroine
Chu Chin Chow by Frederic Norton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Penniless woodcutter Ali Baba finds himself wealthy when he discovers the secret treasure cave of the Forty Thieves, but soon finds he must contend with Abu Hasan, a thief posing as a Chinese mandarin in order to steal Ali Baba's riches. Wong plays the slave girl who must help Ali Baba in his adventure
Millions like us by Frank Launder( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating film portrayal of life on the Home Front at the height of the Second World War
We dive at dawn by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crews of HMS submarine Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible ... unless they can refuel in enemy waters"--Container
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Gainsborough Pictures

Gainsborough Studios

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