Most widely held works by London Films
Cry, the beloved country ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
This is a story of two men, two fathers, one black, one white, drawn together through one father's search for a lost son.
Hobson's choice ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life.
The third man ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
An American writer goes to Europe to look for a friend but instead finds death and intrigue on the trail of black marketeers.
The small back room ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon.
The captain's paradise ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Henry St. James, captain of an international ferry boat who has discovered the secret to the perfect double life: in Gibraltar he has a British housewife, while in Tangier his second wife is a hotblooded Spanish vixen. When the Captain becomes careless with anniversary gifts, he must see if he can not only outwit two betrayed wives, but survive a very serious firing squad.
William Shakespeare's The tempest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
An interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches. It tells the story of Prospero, the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. It's a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale.
Madama Butterfly Japanese tragedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 282 libraries worldwide
An American Naval officern marries a purchased Japanese wife, Butterfly. Tragedy unfolds as Butterfly remains faithful to her American husband.
Poldark ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
An epic story of passion, romance, adventure and family dynasties sweeps across 18th century England.
The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"-- in Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor.
Poldark 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
The 18th century is drawing to a close and the ancestral battle between the Poldarks and the Warleggans continues as Ross Poldark has rebuilt his family's fortune and seen the power of his rivals destroyed by their own greed. But young George Warleggan, his sworn enemy, is determined to bring ruin to the Poldark name and bring all of Cornwall under his family's domination again.
Kim ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Based on one of Kipling's greatest novels, Kim is the story of a fifteen-year-old orphan boy living by his wits in 1890's India.
Things to come ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Deals with a future time when humanity, fed up at last with the death and destruction of constant war, unites in a great movement dedicated to peace.
The Scarlet Pimpernel ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
An apparently ineffectual member of royalty by day dons a peasant's costume at night and defies the bloody tribunals of the French Revolution by snatching the doomed aristocrats from the guillotine.
The private life of Henry VIII ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1933 and 2002 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Lavish historical spectacle lustily portraying the life and lovers of notorious British Monarch, King Henry VIII.
Dali ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A major critical film biography of Salvador Dali, the great Spanish painter and self-styled genius.
Paul Robeson pioneer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Sanders of the river: Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro-British river people in this tale of adventure in Nigeria. Jericho: An African American soldier flees to the African desert during WWI after he accidentally causes the death of his sergeant and is sentenced to death for murder. True pioneer: In 1928, Paul Robeson moved to Londan and during the next twelve years, made six feature films. Paul Robeson Jr. and British film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne review Robeson's pioneering work in British cinema.
The tempest ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Derek Jarman's interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches.
I, Claudius ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
I Claudius ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius, told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
Carol Reed's production A kid for two farthings ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 70 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.
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