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Shingleton, Wilfrid

Overview
Works: 26 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 4,446 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  War films  Romance films  Televised plays  Television plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: ard, prs, adi, Author
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wilfrid Shingleton
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,455 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 warship
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Finch is Macbeth, the Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Promoted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is goaded by his Lady (Francesca Annis) into slaying King Duncan (Nicholas Selby) and assuming his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head. While his wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, the haunted Macbeth fights t prevent another dark forecast which may doom him. (Quelle: Umschlag)
The blue max( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a "heroic" death can be arranged
Tunes of glory by Ronald Neame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jock Sinclair is a whiskey-drinking, by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Sinclair is a lifetime military man. He expects loyalty and respect from his men. But when Basil Barrow, an educated, by-the-book scion from a traditional military family enters the scene as Sinclair's replacement, the two men become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men
The innocents( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Kerr stars as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James's classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the Top)
The tragedy of Macbeth by Roman Polanski( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
Carol Reed's production A kid for two farthings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is a young boy who lives in the poor section of London. He becomes convinced that through the mythical powers of a unicorn, he can grant the wishes of his mother and friends. Joe searches endlessly and finally discovers his unicorn - which turns out to be a goat with a misshapen horn
The tragedy of Macbeth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'avenir du jeune Pip est tout tracé : orphelin, issu d'un milieu modeste, il sera forgeron, comme le mari de sa soeur. Mais sa vie bascule lorsqu'il vient an aide à un forçat évadé, puis rencontre la jeune Estella, dont il tombe amoureux. Un mystérieux bienfaiteur lui légue une grosse somme d'argent, et Pip se rend à Londres, afin de parfaire son éducation et de vivre l'existence d'un gentleman. Nourrissant de "grandes espérances", il renie son passé
Beat the devil : My favorite brunette( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer/Director John Huston's Beat the Devil stars Humphrey Bogart as Billy Dannreuther, the front man for a group of swindlers stranded in an Italian port town, scheming to take ownership of uranium-rich land in Africa. Also stranded is a naive British couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chelm (Edward Underdown and Jennifer Jones). Flirtations and a web of lies ensue among the group, testing romantic loyalty and allegiances among them. The last of six collaborations between Huston and Bogart, Beat the Devil evokes an effortless wit and charm found only in classic film gems like this
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resumen : Adaptación de una obra teatral de Harold Brighouse, ambientada en 1890, sobre las relaciones entre un próspero comerciante viudo y sus hijas, a las que tiene encerradas en casa mientras se dedica a despotricar contra la injusta vida que le arrebató a su esposa. (FILMAFFINITY)
W. Shingleton, Tailor & Habit Maker by Wilfrid Shingleton( Book )

2 editions published between 1878 and 1890 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocents by Jack Clayton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in nineteenth-century England, this gothic ghost story centers around a governess taking care of two orphans in a foreboding Victorian mansion. As eerie apparitions appear and the children's behavior becomes strange, the governess begins to wonder about the fate of the previous governess and her sadistic lover. Could it be that their restless spirits are trying to corrupt the innocence of the children, or is this 'haunting' a product of her own fears and imagination?"--Container
Hitze und Staub( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amazing Mr. Blunden( Visual )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fantasy about a genial ghost who takes two children back in time to help two mistreated tots
Port Afrique( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Plantation owner Rip Reardon returns home to Morocco, his leg shattered from a war injury. Rip, who has kept his arrival secret from all but old friend Colonel Jacques Moussac, the chief of police of Port Afrique, explains to Moussac that he fears that his new wife Georgette will be repulsed by her now-handicapped husband. Moussac convinces Rip to go home to his wife, but on the way, Rip meets Pedro, a young pilot friend, who invites him for a drink. At Le Badinage nightclub, the club's porcine owner Nino offers to buy Rip's plantation. When Rip refuses his offer, Nino becomes truculent and Rip vehemently pushes him away. Upon reaching his house, Rip finds Georgette's dead body sprawled across the couch, a gun lying beside her on the floor. After Moussac and his assistant Abdul are summoned, Rip collapses in shock and the police begin to interrogate the servants. Among those present is Inez, a beautiful singer at Nino's club, who had been staying at Georgette's for the past few months. Since Inez once worked as a nurse, Moussac asks her to stay at the house to take care of the exhausted Rip. The murder weapon is assumed to have come from Rip's extensive gun collection, but when Moussac attempts to slip it back into the gun drawer, it does not fit into the slot. After declaring that Georgette's death was a suicide, Moussac goes to question artist Franz Vermes, the lover Georgette spurned six months earlier, but Franz sheds no light on the case. After Rip revives, Robert Blackton, his partner in the plantation, comes to visit with his wife Diane. When Robert begins to relate the plantation's financial woes, Rip, preoccupied by his wife's demise, interrupts and vows to find Georgette's murderer. The next day, Rip encounters Abdul in the street and offers him a bribe to see Moussac's files concerning Georgette's death. Although Abdul refuses the money, he gives Rip access to the dossier, which lists several meetings between Nino and Georgette in the past few weeks. When Rip questions Nino, Nino asserts that he was simply conferring with Georgette about selling the plantation. Soon after, Diane comes to visit Inez and suggests that she become romantically involved with Rip to divert his morbid thoughts. When Inez acts offended, Diane implies that she may have killed Georgette. At dusk, two Arab thugs follow Rip through the streets. After chasing away his pursuers, Rip reaches his courtyard and is shot at by an unseen assailant. Grabbing a rifle from his gun case, Rip fires back, sending the assailant scurrying into the woods for cover. When Inez returns home soon after, Rip suggests that she may have been the one trying to shoot him. Affronted, Inez threatens to leave, and Rip, realizing that he has insulted her, softens and asks her to stay. Inez then confides that Georgette became moody and agitated after learning that Rip was to be released from the hospital. The next morning, a cheerful Rip informs Inez that he plans to return to work and asks her to join him on a safari in search of a new stand of trees. When Rip discovers that Georgette's diamond necklace is missing, however, he accuses Inez of stealing it, sending Inez hurrying to Moussac's office to ask him for papers enabling her to leave the country. After Moussac refuses to issue her the proper documents, Inez takes refuge with the lecherous Nino. When Rip reports his assault to Moussac, the colonel admonishes him to stop taking the law into his own hands and then declares that Inez had nothing to do with Georgette's death and advises Rip to apologize to her. After Rip leaves, Moussac lists the whereabouts of all his suspects during the time of Rip's attack, and realizes that neither Robert nor Diane have alibis. At Le Badinage, Rip witnesses Nino presenting the missing necklace to Inez, and when Rip accuses him of theft, Nino produces the sales receipt, signed by Robert. Upon discovering that the Blacktons have abruptly left town, Rip hires Pedro's plane to scour the roads leading to the border in search of them. Moussac and Abdul follow in a jeep, hoping to reach the Blacktons before Rip. After spotting the Blacktons' camp, Rip orders Pedro to make a crash landing in the trees. Once the aircraft has landed, Rip leaves Pedro behind to make repairs while he continues on by himself. Upon reaching the camp, Rip holds the Blacktons at gunpoint and accuses Robert of stealing Georgette's necklace and then killing her. At that moment, Moussac arrives and announces that Diane killed Georgette and also hired Rip's assailants. Panicked, Diane pulls out the missing gun from Rip's collection and then confesses that she killed Georgette after discovering that Robert was planning to run away with her. As Diane rambles that Georgette gave the necklace to Robert to finance their disappearance, Abdul grabs the gun from Diane's hand and she breaks down in tears. Moussac then states that he knew of the affair all along, as did Inez. Finally believing in Inez's innocence, Rip returns to the club, packs Inez's suitcase and descends the stairs. As Inez sings a song, she turns to see Rip standing on the stairway and smiles at him. After Rip tells Inez that Diane murdered Georgette, they kiss"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Der blaue Max( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Westfront 1918. Ein maßlos ehrgeiziger deutscher Fliegerleutnant aus kleinen Verhältnissen strebt mit allen Mitteln nach dem Orden Pour le Mérite (den die Engländer "Blauer Max" nennen). Als er gegen die "Offiziersehre" verstößt, schickt ihn sein General mit einer fluguntauglichen Maschine in den Tod. Aufwendiges Kriegsspektakel im Jagdflieger-Milieu des Ersten Weltkrieges, im Traumfabrik-Stil inszeniert. Ein für damalige Verhältnisse technisches Meisterstück sind die Luftkampfaufnahmen." [film-dienst.de]
Heat and dust based on the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Convoy( Visual )

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

Convoy is the first of many distinguished films about the war made at Ealing Studios. It attempted to show how war is conducted, but also that the men involved are human beings. There is a somewhat banal subplot which has John Clements as a sporty young lieutenant who seems to have run off with the captain's wife. By the end, as he dies heroically for his ship and his country, he is revealed to be not such a cad after all. But the main issue is the plight of the convoy when it is attacked by a supposedly invincible German pocket battleship. The British cruiser fights a delaying action to enable the destroyers to get the merchantmen to safety and, although heavily outgunned and almost sunk, holds on long enough for help to arrive. -- Website (http://www.britmovie.co.uk/) viewed on 10 Mar 2004
 
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Alternative Names
Shingleton, W.

Shingleton, W. (Wilfrid)

Shingleton, Wilfred

Wilfred Shingleton britischer Szenenbildner (Art Director und Production Designer)

Wilfred Shingleton British film director

Wilfred Shingleton Brits scenograaf (1914-1983)

Wilfred Shingleton director de cine británico

Wilfred Shingleton scenografo britannico

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English (38)

German (3)