WorldCat Identities

Glenville, Peter 1913-1996

Overview
Works: 89 works in 226 publications in 6 languages and 3,513 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Actor, Production personnel, Performer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Film editor, Collector
Classifications: PN1995.9.H5, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Glenville
Becket by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1064 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Summer and smoke by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spinster's dreams are left behind when the young doctor she loves descends into a seamy nightlife with a sultry vamp
The comedians ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sardonic white hotel owner watches Haiti sink into barbarism with growing fatalism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel leader, politically "charged" hotel guests, an affair with the wife of a European ambassador, and the manipulations of a conniving British arms dealer
The prisoner by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following World War II, an unnamed Cardinal is arrested as a traitor to an unspecified Eastern European country. While imprisoned, the Cardinal is put through a series of trials by a state interrogator charged with convincing the Cardinal to issue a phony statement that would effectively end Catholicism in the country. Purportedly based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty
The living room by Graham Greene ( Book )
10 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madonna of the seven moons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lurid tale of sex and psychosis is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways
Hotel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau ( Book )
6 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Theatre, Louis A. Lotito, managing director, Richard Myers and Julius Fleischmann and Bowden, Barr & d Bullock present Bert Lahr, Angela Lansbury, Arthur Treacher, Vera Pearce, and Douglas Byng in "Hotel Paradiso," a farce by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres, adapted and directed by Peter Glenville, also starring Carleton Carpenter, Sondra Lee, Leopold Badia and James Coco, settings and costumes by Osbert Lancaster, New York production supervised by Charles Lisanby, production by arrangement with Hardy W. Smith and H.M. Tennent Ltd
Hotel Paradiso, a farce-comedy in three acts by Georges Feydeau ( Book )
3 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Taylor [&] Richard Burton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other
Me and the colonel ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Polish Jew and an anti-semitic colonel are forced to flee the Nazis together in France, 1940
Hotel Paradiso by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Parisian gentleman quite taken with his equally married next-door neighbor sets up a clandestine rendezvous at a disreputable hotel
Term of trial by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Graham Weir is a middle-aged schoolmaster. Shirley Taylor is his adoring 16-year-old pupil. She offers herself, he gently rejects her and she retaliates with a charge of indecent assault. Acting legend Laurence Olivier and film-debuting Sarah Miles portray teacher and student in Term of Trial, Peter (Becket) Glenville's provocative film notable in its time for its frank sexual theme ... and notable in ours for Olivier's authoritative portrait of an unauthoritative man, one too good -- or too fearful -- to misuse another human being. Simone Signoret, like Olivier an Academy Award winner, plays Weir's restless wife, whose disdain for her husband leads to a stunning denouement. Three lives. One fateful lie."--Container
Die Stunde der Komödianten nach dem Roman von Graham Greene by Graham Greene ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angesichts des Todes legen ein Botschafter-Ehepaar, ein Hotelbesitzer und ein Waffenschmuggler auf der unter politischem Terror stehenden Insel Haiti die Maske der Lebenslüge ab. (Quelle: www.zweitausendeins.de)
Hotel Paradiso English adaptation by Georges Feydeau ( Book )
3 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becket ein Leben gegen die Krone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jakobowsky und der Oberst ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein polnisch-jüdischer Zivilist und ein adeliger polnischer Offizier mit antisemitischen Vorurteilen werden durch die Notwendigkeit, 1940 gemeinsam vor der deutschen Invasion in Frankreich zu fliehen, zur Überwindung ihrer menschlichen und weltanschaulichen Gegensätze gezwungen. Die Verfilmung von Franz Werfels satirischer Komödie mit ernsthaftem Hintergund verdankt es vor allem Danny Kayes zugleich sensibler und witziger Darstellung des Juden, daß die Grenze zur Sentimentalität kaum gestreift wird
The Browning version ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coronet Theatre, Maurice Evans and Edna Best in "The Browning Version," followed by "A Harlequinade," by Terence Rattigan, with Ron Randell, Bertha Belmore, Louis Hector, directed by Peter Glenville, settings and lighting by Frederick Stover, costumes by David Ffokes
Becket (1964) by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?
A Harlequinade ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coronet Theatre, Maurice Evans and Edna Best in "The Browning Version," followed by "A Harlequinade," by Terence Rattigan, with Ron Randell, Bertha Belmore, Louis Hector, directed by Peter Glenville, settings and lighting by Frederick Stover, costumes by David Ffokes
 
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Alternative Names
Brown, Peter Patrick Brabason.
Browne, Peter Patrick Brabason, 1913-1996
Browne, Peter Patrick Brabason 1913-1996 Wirklicher Name
Glenville, Peter
Languages
English (101)
German (19)
Spanish (10)
Catalan (3)
Multiple languages (3)
French (1)
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