Thomas, Ralph 1915-2001
Most widely held works by Ralph Thomas
Doctor in the house ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Four roommates, one a womanizer, one a rubgy star, one determined to flunk, and one a good influence, try to get through English medical school.
The clouded yellow ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
A sacked secret service agent gets work tending a butterfly collection and finds that this involves him in a murder plot.
The high commissioner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Aussie detective Scobie Malone accepts a mission to fly to London to arrest Sir James Quentin, a high level Australian commissioner wanted down under for murder. But when Malone arrives, he finds that the amiable Quentin is not only the key in groundbreaking peace negotiations, but also the target of an assassin himself.
A tale of two cities ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 34 libraries worldwide
English lawyer Sidney Carton defends a French man, Charles Darnay, to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. He also falls in love with Darnay's fiancée. When Darnay is imprisoned by the Revolutionary mob in Paris and condemned to death, Carton is able to substitute himself.
A tale of two cities ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Carlton, a disillusioned lawyer, finds his world turned upside-down when the events of the French Revolution encroach on his decadent London life. Asked to defend a young French aristocrat, Darnay, Carlton finds himself falling in love with Darnay's fiance Lucie. When Darnay returns to France, he is imprisoned by the revolutionaries. Carlton seizes the opportunity for action and ultimately, redemption.
Deadlier than the male ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Bulldog Drummond, a suave insurance investigator, trails a pair of sexy assassins who kill for fun and profit.
Doctor at large ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Internationally acclaimed actor Dirk Bogarde brings his dry wit to "Doctor at Large", the hilarious sequel to "Doctor at Sea". A hopeful surgeon, itching to get his fingers into more than tiny cuts, he ricochets his way through Europe going from near total disaster, always in pursuit of truth, beauty and Joy (a distractingly sexy lady Dr. in the making...). Whether dodging the ample but dubious charms of his partner's wife or insulting his superior, Bogarde proves that you can always take two steps back for every one you take forward.
Above us the waves ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The dramatic World War II story of Britain's heroic attempts to sink the Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord, using the midget "X-craft" submarines.
Doctor at large ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Internationally acclaimed actor Dirk Bogarde brings his dry wit to "Doctor at Large", the hilarious sequel to "Doctor at Sea". A hopeful surgeon, itching to get his fingers into more than tiny cuts, he ricochets his way through Europe going from near total disaster, always in pursuit of truth, beauty and Joy (a distractingly sexy lady doctor in the making ...). Whether dodging the ample but dubious charms of his partner's wife or insulting his superior, Bogarde proves that you can always take two steps back for every one you take forward. Third in the 'Doctor' series.
The 39 steps ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An innocent man is accused of a murder he did not commit and must find the real murderer to clear his own name. In doing so, he becomes involved with an international spy ring.
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Pinky, an ex-con who wants to go straight, manages to get a job as a maintenance man at a London bank, but an old cohort lures Pinky with a beautiful woman back into his old ways.
Doctor in the house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Dick Bogarde plays the wide-eyed, innocent medical student Simon Sparrow arriving at St. Swithin's Hospital. He fall in with a crowd of students who are all senior ro him but who have been kept down in the first year. With them, he must master the problems of patients, teachers, nurses and an over-friendly landlady's daughter! Dr. Sparrow has many hilarious hurdles to overcome before he qualifies.
Doctor in distress ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Hospital doctor helps surgeon woo his physiotherapist"--British film catalogue. Fiction film, 1895-1994.
Campbell's kingdom ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Bruce Campbell, a young Englishman, who has been given only six month to live, travels to the Canadian Rockies to take over an inheritance of land from his grandfather.
Simba ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This film is about the Mau Mau terrorist campaigns against British settlers in Kenya around 1950s. Alan Howard arrives in Kenya to join his brother on their farm. Instead he discovers his brother has been murdered by the Mau Mau. He is comforted by neighbour, Mary Crawford and soon they fall in love. Alone on the farm, Alan waits for the terrorists and a final bloody showdown.
Doctor in clover ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Doctor Gaston Grimsdyke is looking for romance with the hospital nurses, to the annoyance of the hospital administrator who wants his doctors to concentrate on their jobs.
Percy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
After a freak accident, a Londoner becomes the first man to receive a penis transplant, which he names "Percy." But he decides to investigate the previous life and loves of his new organ.
Quest for love ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality he is no longer a scientist but rather a well known author. He also finds that he is married to a beautiful woman who he instantly falls in love with but who his alternate self never cared for. He has some difficulty convincing anyone that he is not actually who they think he is. With the help of a physics professor who believes his story, he finally manages to convince his 'wife' that he is not the man she knew before. After a personal tragedy in this alternate world, he finds himself back in his own world and desperately trying to locate the woman he fell in love with in the other world.
La dinastía del petróleo Campbell's kingdom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cuando Bruce hereda las tierras de su abuelo, en plenas Montañas Rocosas, se opone, igual que hizo aquél, a la construcción de una presa que inundaría una supuesta gran bolsa de petróleo. Su lucha contra todos será demostrar que tiene razón.
Faldas de acero = The iron petticoat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Assassins Bank robberies Comedy films Comedy films Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Detectives Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Drama England England--London English English fiction Espionage Ex-convicts Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Film sequels France France--Paris German Occupation of the Channel Islands (1940-1945) Great Britain Historical films History Insurance investigators Kenya Lawyers Man-woman relationships Mau Mau Emergency (Kenya : 1952-1960) Medical films (Motion pictures) Medical students Midget submarines Military campaigns Motion pictures in medicine Murder Physicians Recidivists Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Romantic comedy films Sex Spy films Surgeons Thieves Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
No Linguistic content (9)
Multiple languages (7)