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Kemplen, Ralph 1912-2004

Works: 33 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 7,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Musical films  Christmas films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biographical films 
Roles: Film editor, Other, Editor, Cinematographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ralph Kemplen
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching steam which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German gunboat
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen and Kira, the last of their race, must return the final shard of the broken Dark Crystal in time to rescue the good creatures of their planet from darkness--and the rule of the wicked Skeksis
The great Muppet caper by Jim Henson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo are reporters who travel to London to follow up on a jewel heist
The day of the jackal by Frederick Forsyth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense
Moulin Rouge by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman by Albert Lewin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora Reynolds (Gardner) is a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, with whom all men fall hopelessly in love. But Pandora, never having known true love, is indifferent to her suitors' affections. Until, one evening, she swims out to a mysterious yacht and meets its captain--a Dutchman named Hendrick van der Zee (Mason)
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure story set aboard a steamer bound for Africa. The passengers attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a piece of land they think has uranium on it
The Bible : in the beginning by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis
Room at the top by Jack Clayton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Lampton is a young man with ambitions to reach the top. He rises to woo Susan, the daughter of a rich industrialist, but her father realises and sends her away on an extended holiday. Meanwhile he begins an affair with an older woman, Alice, but this doesn't stop him seeing Susan when she returns. When her father discovers she is pregnant, he forces Joe to marry her. Scared to refuse, he leaves Alice, but his actions lead to tragedy
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Dickens' classic Oliver Twist, the film tells the charming yet dark tale of a runaway orphan who travels to London to seek his fortune, only to become ensnared in a den of child-thieves run by the unforgettable Fagin"--Container
Freud by John Huston( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Vienna, 1885, this film dramatization follows the struggles of Sigmund Freud as a young doctor facing the ridicule of his peers as he attempts to disprove standing medical theories relating to the dark recesses of the mind
Muppet Treasure Island ; The great Muppet caper by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Muppet caper: Newspaper reporters Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo pursue jewel thieves and are led to the home of a fashion designer whose gems are secretly being stolen
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night of the iguana: A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. Sweet bird of youth: Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss. Baby doll: Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill and his young and beautiful wife. The Roman spring of Mrs. Stone: Karen Stone is a middle-aged actress whose career is in a tailspin. To assuage her hurt feelings, Karen goes on a vacation to Rome with her husband, who dies en route. Her best friend compassionately arranges for a young Italian escort to keep Karen from wallowing in her grief in Rome. The man hired for the task is sneering, contemptuous Pablo di Leo. Despite Pablo's rude behavior, the lonely Karen throws herself at him, showering him with expensive gifts and demanding his undivided attention
Three men in a boat by Jerome K Jerome( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three gentlemen take a holiday traveling the Thames from London to Oxford and have a series of misadventures
The triumph of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sherlock Holmes solves a murder stemming from enmity between Pennsylvania coal miners."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Beat the devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land in East Africa believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The Spaniard's curse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Number One Criminal Court of the Old Bailey, the accused man, Guy Stevenson, is fighting for his life. During his dramatic plea to the jury, he constantly refers to "The Assize of the Dying"--An old Spanish curse often invoked by people when they are wrongly sentenced. Sitting listening to the trial are Mark Brett, half-brother of the murdered woman, and Margaret Manton, ward of the judge. Later, after Stevenson has been found guilty and sentenced to death, Mark and Margaret get to know each other over a cup of tea in a nearby cafe. They soon discover that they are both convinced that Stevenson has been wrongly convicted and that the Spanish curse may now begin to work. They do not have long to wait before "The Assize of the Dying" starts to claim its victims. As they leave the cafe, they see the foreman of the jury run over and killed by a van, and a little later they learn that Stevenson has died of a heart attack in prison. On an impulse, Mark and Margaret decide to try to prove Stevenson's innocence. Their amateur detective work leads them to re-construct the crime and ends with an unexpected meeting in a bombed churchyard of all those connected with the trial to eventually uncover the real murderer
Freud : além da alma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization in which Sigmund Freud as a young doctor defies the ridicule of his peers in his efforts to reach the dark recesses of the mind, showing how the various stages in the development of his conclusions appear in his treatment of a young girl with a long history of neurotic distrubances
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A man for all seasons
Room at the top
Alternative Names
Ralph Kemplen anglický filmový střihač

Ralph Kemplen britischer Cutter und Regisseur

Ralph Kemplen britischer Filmeditor

Ralph Kemplen British film editor

Ralph Kemplen Brits filmeditor

Ralph Kemplen Brits filmeditor (1912-2004)

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