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Woodfall Film Productions

Works: 39 works in 235 publications in 3 languages and 6,280 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Picaresque films  Sports films  Juvenile delinquency films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Woodfall Film Productions
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty adventures of a handsome and good-natured young man seeking his fortune and his true parentage in 18th century England
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 697 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
Kes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Saturday night and Sunday morning by Karel Reisz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 492 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
Look back in anger by John Osborne( Visual )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Jimmy Porter, an angry university graduate who refuses to adapt to the normal social values of his time
The entertainer by John Osborne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie Rice is an arrogant, third-rate vaudevillian in post WWII England. Archie ruins the lives of everyone close to him as he struggles to keep his own career and life afloat
The Charge of the light brigade by Tony Richardson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 355 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
A taste of honey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds 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
Ned Kelly by Tony Richardson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film about Australia's most notorious outlaw of the 19th century
Tom Jones( Visual )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container
The knack-- and how to get it by Richard Lester( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in swinging London of the 1960s, a young man has a special style with the ladies, and his friend simply wants to learn the secret. Things become more complicated as they vie for an innocent country girl
Girl with green eyes by John Escott( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Irish country girl falls in love and lives with a middle age writer. Insecurity in their relationship is brought to a head when his wife reappears and confronts them
Mademoiselle by Tony Richardson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and English and held by 132 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 devilish acts of destruction. The earthy, virile woodcutter awakens her illicit passions
Shakespeare's Hamlet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Academy Award-winning director Tony Richardson's theatrical production at the Roundhouse Theatre in London, 'Hamlet' is a powerful adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Eschewing the big-budget production values of other film versions, it instead focuses on great performances from Nicol Williamson as Prince Hamlet, Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins as the villainous Claudius and rock-and-roll singer Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue-in-cheek story of humble & naive servant who does well through a series of fortuitous circumstances
A Taste of Honey by Tony Richardson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An awkward young girl, on her own when her mother finds a new husband, has a brief affair with a black sailor, becomes pregnant, and finds a friend in her gay male roommate
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film "chronicling the boyhood experiences of Billy, whose expectations lead no further than following his brother into the pits when he reaches manhood. Everything changes when he finds Kes, a young Kestrel, whom he trains. Their relationship becomes symbolic of a doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North."--Container
Kes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life
Hamlet by Tony Richardson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
La mariée était en noir by François Truffaut( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newlywed sees her husband killed on their wedding day, and she exacts her revenge on his killers
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