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Porter, Eric 1928-1995

Works: 197 works in 426 publications in 3 languages and 8,878 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Television programs  Television mini-series  Personal narratives  Fiction  Television plays  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Eric Porter
Most widely held works by Eric Porter
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The world at war by ltd Thames Television( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container
The day of the jackal by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Container
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a miserable workhouse orphanage, Oliver eventually flees to London, where the cheerful Artful Dodger immediately befriends him and introduces him to the villainous Fagin and his gang of thieves. Temporarily rescued from the prospect of a life of crime by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, Oliver finds himself pursued by savage thief Bill Sikes and the enigmatic Monks
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The epic, lavish, yet ultimately tragic true story of Tsar Nicholas II, a man who lost an empire because he couldn't say "no" to his wife."--Container
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's work, chronicling nearly 50 turbulent years of a wealthy English family
Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a round of golf on a cliff-top course in Wales, Bobby Jones discovers a man lying gravely injured on the rocks below. His last words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?," leads Bobby and his friend on a quest to find out what happened to the man
Anna Karenina by Basil Coleman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the epic saga of love, marriage, heartbreak, and tragedy among the 19th-century aristocracy in Anna Karenina. Young, vivacious, and breathtakingly beautiful, Anna seems resigned to a passionless marriage of convenience. But when she meets the dashing soldier, Count Vronsky, she risks scandal and ruin to pursue true love. Experience the unbridled passion and of Anna's star-crossed affair and its far-reaching effects on her family, friends, and social order
Antony and Cleopatra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play depicting the story of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, with exotic scenery and a cast of thousands
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Returning to Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds his father killed and the throne usurped by his uncle. Inspired by his father's ghost to seek vengeance, he is forced to consider the nature of murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness and the very essence of humanity itself."--Container
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of five of Shakespeare's tragic plays, featuring some of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors
Winston Churchill, the wilderness years( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life and career of Winston Churchill between 1929 and 1939
Hitler the last ten days( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation or dramatization of the last days of the Third Reich, Hitler behaving as if his empire were not crumbling around him. Incorporates actual historic footage
William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the passionate love affair of Mark Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt against a background of political intrigue, and land and sea battles. Shows the final death of the lovers
The final solution( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how Hitler carried out the systematic extermination of millions of Jews in German death camps during World War II. Extensive use is made of period photos and film as well as shocking footage filmed by the Germans themselves. Also featured are moving, personal stories, told by death camp survivors and in-depth interviews with former German participants
Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparkling cyanide: An elderly husband and wife are unlikely looking secret agents brought in to investigate the murder of a powerful soccer club manager's beautiful trophy wife at a glitzy champagne event. Why didn't they ask Evans?: A local vicar finds a man lying fatally injured and unconscious on the rocks at the foot of a cliff. His last words before passing were spoken clearly to the vicar "Why didn't they ask Evans?".The Seven Dials mystery: Detective Bundle sets off to solve a grisly crime in which two foreign officers were murdered. The case is made more difficult when she enters the world of espionage and discovers the mysterious Seven Dials Club
The pumpkin eater( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in a series of episodic flashbacks, the film is the story of a British housewife's emotional breakdown in the face of impending middle age. Jo, a beutiful woman with many children from several marriages, has a comfortable and seemingly stable marriage to a famous writer. But her husband lusts after other women and Jo becomes painfully aware that she is defined by the trappings of her bourgeois existence. Her realization sends her into a spiral of depression and rage
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare. tragedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintains all the tension of a murder mystery as it examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt and death
The world at war( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical collection of the words and film footage of World War II featuring interviews with statesmen and military leaders of the time
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