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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Works: 79 works in 351 publications in 8 languages and 11,616 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical films  History  Filmed plays  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  War films  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 )

32 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrique V, el joven rey de Inglaterra, no es más que un muñeco entre las manos de la Iglesia: convencido por los clérigos de invadir Francia, se decide a entrar en guerra para reivindicar el trono del país vecino. La guerra culmina en la sangrienta batalla de Agincourt y, poco a poco, el rey debe luchar contra la moral cada vez más hundida de su tropas y contra sus propias dudas
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion. Octavius Caesar (later known as Augustus), Mark Antony, and Lepidus form a triumvirate to rule the Roman Empire. Antony will rule in the east and goes to Egypt, where he becomes the lover of Queen Cleopatra. When Pompey raises an army to fight the triumvirate, Antony returns to Rome and marries Caesar's sister, Octavia. Cleopatra becomes jealous and plans to win Antony back. Caesar breaks a deal with Pompey and defeats him. Antony sends Octavia home to Rome and goes back to Cleopatra, and in Egypt he raises an army and a navy to fight Caesar. Antony's forces lose a critical sea battle when Cleopatra's ship flees. Antony hears Cleopatra has committed suicide and falls on his own sword. Cleopatra is taken prisoner and kills herself
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres 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 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Canterbury tale: 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 Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 506 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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 441 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first broadcast of the seven-year, 37-play BBC Television Shakespeare project, a tragic tale of two young star-crossed lovers in 14th-century Verona, their romance doomed by the longstanding blood feud between their respective families
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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the early days of World War II, Conrad Veidt as a Danish sea captain and Valerie Hobson as his enigmatic passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. In evocativley Hitchcockian fashion, the plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. DVD
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 88 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 77 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 by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 24 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
El Elemento del crimen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischer, un ex-policía, ha regresado a casa tras 13 años en El Cairo. Justo a su llegada, su antiguo mentor le pide ayuda para resolver un caso de homicidio. Fischer se introducirá en un mundo oscuro y misterioso
Seeking the bubble by Esmond Knight( Book )

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

Memoirs of the English actor, who was seriously injured in battle during World War II
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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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