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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Overview
Works: 68 works in 316 publications in 8 languages and 8,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical films  Filmed plays  History  Television plays  War films  Televised plays  Made-for-TV movies 
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 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,244 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 )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,075 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
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 932 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
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 711 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
Sink the Bismarck! by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. 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 the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 460 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 339 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 river by Jean Renoir( Visual )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English family lives in Bengal, India, which provides the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of Harriet, the heroine, an adolescent girl who experiences the first pangs of womanhood when she falls in love with a wounded American war hero, loses a beloved family member, and begins to express her deepest feeling in eloquent verse
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and French 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 157 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 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
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic performance of Shakespeare's play of the same title
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
The silver fleet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 71 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's. -- from http://www.imdb.com (Sep. 20, 2011)
Cousin Bette( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her
Gone to earth by Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 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 21 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
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Lewis, un jeune cinéaste hanté par la peur, filme l'agonie de ses victimes, qu'il attire dans son studio. Mark se lie d'amitié avec helen, sa voisine. Celle-ci apprend l'effroyable secret du cinéaste, tandis que la police découvre l'identité du coupable. Acculé, dans un accès de démence, Mark filme sa propre mort devant les yeux d'Helen
 
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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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