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Elvey, Maurice 1887-1967

Overview
Works: 89 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Biographies  Horror films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Melodrama  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Maurice Elvey
 
Most widely held works by Maurice Elvey
Hindle wakes by Maurice Elvey( Visual )

17 editions published between 1927 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factory girls Fanny Hawthorn and Mary Hollins decide to take their vacation at Blackpool - Britain's version of Coney Island. There, Fanny meets Allan, the wealthy son of factory owner Nathaniel Jeffcote. The two impetuously ditch Mary to spend some time alone. When her family discovers what happened, they confront Nathaniel, who forces his son to propose marriage to the girl. Fanny's decision shocks everyone ... In filming the popular stage play, director Maurice Elvey decided to provide a complete back-story. In doing so, he liberated the film from the conventions of the theater. The location scenes with Fanny and Mary are incredible. Using the actual mills in Lancashire gives the film an astonishing documentary realism, while the moving camera flying in and around Blackpool's famed rides like the plunging Big-Dipper and Helter-Skelter, and climbing the heights of the Tower is as good as any in the history of cinema. When Stanley Houghton's play opened in 1912, a near riot broke out in London. Famed anarchist Emma Goldman proclaimed it as one of the most important advancements in liberating women from society's sexual double standards. Even today, Fanny's final decision - a choice that ripped apart the conventional morals of Edwardian society - astonishes audiences with its pure courage. For many, Hindle Wakes is England's equivalent to Ibsen's The Doll's House. Starring: Estelle Brody, Norman McKinnel and Humberstone Wright. Directed by Maurice Elvey, assisted by Victor Saville. Based on the play by Stanley Houghton. Two original scores by In the Nursery and Philip Carli. Restored by the British Film Institute
The clairvoyant( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who has a vaudeville mind-reading act suddenly begins getting premonitions of disasters. When these disasters occur as forseen he becomes famous. When his forseeing an event may have caused it, he is placed on trial for murder
The evil mind( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A phony clairvoyant suddenly comes into possession of the power to make authentic predictions. But has he been hexed by the Evil Eye?
The life story of David Lloyd George( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adulatory biopic made at the height of Lloyd George's popularity at the end of World War I
The Tunnel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futuristic drama on an Anglo-American attempt to build a transatlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices and the interference of greedy capitalists
The phantom fiend( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city is gripped with terror as a string of horrifying murders have occurred and the authorities are desperate to bring the killings to an end. At a boarding house run by a kind family resides a reclusive young man, who the daughter of the boarding house operators is attracted to. Suspicions come up indicating that this quiet, simple man may have more to do with the murders than anyone care to believe
The lamp still burns by Maurice Elvey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gracie Fields collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing as we Go - When the textile mill closes down Gracie Platt finds herself out of a job and so she has to try and find work in Blackpool
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The copper beeches: Holmes investigates after a governess sends him a panicked message. The dying detective: The flawless brain of Holmes is disintegrating into mindless pathos and the genius detective is dying. The devil's foot: Dr. Watson insists that Holmes take a holiday in a small Cornish cottage, but there is no rest for the detective. The man with the twisted lip: Sherlock Holmes is consulted by a distraught wife whose husband is missing
You lucky people( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Reservist Tommy Smart has made his fortune selling army surplus and is not pleased to be recalled to barracks for two weeks' compulsory training. Arriving with his trusty manservant, his dreams of a quiet life are shattered when he gets an ear-eplitting welcome from his old enemy, Sergeant Thickpenny, and the notorious RSM Brittain, who's already decided Tommy is an "orribe little man'. The war might be over but with a mountain of spud-bashing to do and some highly irregular night manoeuvres to be carried out, it's just one skirmish after another around this highly active army base, But will Tommy make it back to civvy street in one piece?' -- container
Trans-Atlantic tunnel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futuristic drama on an Anglo-American attempt to build a transatlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices and the interference of greedy capitalists
Transatlantic tunnel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic tunnel: Noted for its futuristic sets and special effects, film concerns an Anglo-American attempt in an unspecified future time to build a transAtlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices that include the death of his own son and the interference of greedy capitalists. Non-stop New York: Passengers on a transatlantic flight include a police detective, a gangster and the only woman who can save an innocent man accused of murder. Here comes Tobor: Robot Tobor and his young friend Tommy are dispatched to apprehend a scheming international criminal, intent on hijacking an experimental atomic powered submarine during a test cruise.--From imdb.com
Dry rot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alf Tubbe, Fred Phipps and Flash Harry are three down-and-out bookmakers who are trying to make an honest living on the Turf. After one particularly distressing day, when they owe money to all their clients, the three bookmakers are forced to disappear rather rapidly. Talking over their grim financial state, Alf comes up with a brilliant idea. Cardinal, the French wonder horse, is due to race next week and if they could somehow switch this animal, then they would stand to make a packet. At this very moment, a horse pokes its head over the hedge behind them-they are in business. They have found their switch, the living image of Cardinal. A few days before the race, the three friends set up headquarters in a pub and begin to make preparations. But a series of farcical disasters overtake them and they end up by mislaying their horse. Undeterred, Alf seeks the help of an unscrupulous jockey, and when this plan fails, Fred is ordered to ride Cardinal. Cardinal wins the race, but refuses to stop at the post. Pursued by an ambulance, a fire engine and the police, Fred leads a hectic chase across the countryside. But once it is over, the three unfortunate bookmakers, still owing money on Cardinal's victory, are forced to keep on running
For freedom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newsreel chief and his son agree to make a film on human achievement. The chief, however, is more concerned with his original idea of Shadow Over Europe, a newsreel about Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia. His son resigns and travels to South America where he encounters a story. During the battle of the River Plate, a German battleship, the Graf Spee, has been sunk by British ships. Has he found himself an important newsreel?
Fun at St. Fanny's( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At St. Fanny's private school, the pupil Cardew the Cad is kept at the school for many years after he should have graduated so that the dishonest headmaster can claim his inheritance
The late Edwina Black( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a peaceful day in England 1895, but in the house of Edwina Black, a wealthy invalid and recluse, there is no peace. Sadistic and mean, Edwina rules over her household with a rod of iron. Her husband Gregory, a cultured village schoolmaster, is compelled to fill the role of gardener in a depleted household staff. Her young companion Elizabeth suffers under her mistress's tyrannical rule, but her deep affection for Gregory compels her to remain by his side. The only other member of the household is Ellen, the housekeeper, whose terrible obsession for her mistress turns her into a narrow-minded, bigoted woman, who takes every opportunity of spreading scandal about Gregory and Elizabeth. When Edwina is suddenly taken ill and dies, the malicious whisperings of Ellen attract the attention of the police, and Scotland Yard is called in to investigate Edwina's death. After a post mortem exam has been carried out, and traces of arsenic have been found in the body, the inspector in charge of the case, with three suspects on his hands, begins the long and arduous task of unravelling the mystery. It calls for much finesse and strategy on the part of the police, and the suspense suffered by Gregory and Elizabeth almost breaks up their love. The Inspector, however, successfully tricks the real culprit into a confession and the lovers are cleared of any guilt
The evil mind ; The most dangerous game( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil mind: A small-time music hall mind reader discovers he actually has the ability of prediction when in the presence of a beautiful woman
My wife's lodger( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a soldier returns home from the Second World War, he discovers that while he was away, his wife has taken in a lodger and now seems more interested in him than in her own husband
Le tunnel Der Tunnel by Marcus Vetter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futuristic drama on an Anglo-American attempt to build a transatlantic tunnel and insure world peace. An engineer pursues his vision despite great personal sacrifices and the interference of greedy capitalists
Nobody home( Visual )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The former partner of a master criminal turns himself in to Scotland Yard. The criminal, a master of disguise, plots to kill his partner, but must first get through the wall of security Scotland Yard has thrown around him."--Internet movie database
 
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Alternative Names
Folkard, William Seward

Folkard, William Seward, 1887-1967

Maurice Elvey britischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Maurice Elvey Brits filmregisseur (1887-1967)

Maurice Elvey director de cinema

Maurice Elvey regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico inglese

Seward Folkard, William

Seward Folkard, William 1887-1967

Морис Элвей

מוריס אלווי

ماوريس الڤى

موریس الوی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

モーリス・エルヴィ

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English (90)