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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Overview
Works: 102 works in 340 publications in 7 languages and 8,727 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed plays  Historical films  History  Made-for-TV movies  War films  Television plays  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Dancer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Esmond Knight
 
Most widely held works by Esmond Knight
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V is Shakespeare's dramatic depiction of England's Henry as he strives to claim the crown of France. Henry finally establishes an alliance with France when he meets and marries Catherine of Valois after his army is victorious
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Rumer Godden's The river by Jean Renoir( Visual )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intricately weaving backstage life with the thrill of performance, this film centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime
Sink the Bismarck! by ByoungSeon Choi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck destroyed. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after Edward IV is crowned king, his brother, Richard, a hunchback, twisted in mind as well as in body, starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother, Clarence, later organising his death. But even after his coronation, Richard continues with his villainous campaign to secure his position as king
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
The silver fleet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the occupation of Holland during World War II, the owner of a Dutch shipyard pretends to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect his employees and his family
Cousin Bette( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born plain and poor, Bette Fischer endures her lot, until her wealthy cousin's family steals her only treasure--the young sculptor she has taken under her wing. Joining forces with ambitious, greedy, and alluring Valerie Marneffe, Bette vows to have her revenge and sets out to ruin the family by exploiting the sexual appetites of the men and the naiveté of the women. This dramatization of Balzac's great work, part of the "Scènes de la vie parisienne" section of the novel sequence "La Comédie humaine," explores themes of vice and virtue, the influence of money on French society, and the effect of gender roles on human relationships
Gone to earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Wood is a Gypsy girl who loves animals, particularly her pet fox. She is desired by Jack Reddin, a fox-hunting squire, who pursues her even after her marriage to the local pastor
Jean Renoir's production of Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar India, three adolescent girls develop competing crushes on a young American veteran who lost a leg in combat. As their romances and rivalries deepen, the background of the Indian society, culture and environment influences all their personalities in subtle and symbolic ways
The red shoes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina who's torn between the demands of a career and love -- and doomed by her compulsion to dance
Le voyeur by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the last minute preparations of artists involved in The Other Festival, Chennai, 1999
 
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Esmond Knight acteur britannique

Esmond Knight Britischer Schauspieler

Esmond Knight britisk skodespelar

Esmond Knight britisk skuespiller

Esmond Knight Brits acteur (1906-1987)

Esmond Knight brittisk skådespelare

Knight, Esmond Pennington 1906-1987

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