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Many other of his films were centred on such well-known characters as Sherlock Holmes, Oliver Twist, Salome, Richelieu, Moses, and Saul and David. - Encyclopedia Britannica

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    Which Britannica article is this from, please? Apr 1, 2022 at 2:11
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    @DavidSiegel Looks like it's from the entry on J. Stuart Blackton.
    – stangdon
    Apr 1, 2022 at 11:30

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Many other of his films ...

is at best an awkward construction, and I incline to think it actually ungrammatical.

The usual way to express this thought is

Many of his other films were centered on ...

Here "other" modifies "films", presumably films other than one mentioned previously.

Also possible would be a construction such as

Many other films of his were centered on ...

or

Many others of his films were centered on ...

but I don't like this last version.

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  • I appreciate your help, David. Thank you.
    – Sungry
    Apr 1, 2022 at 15:15

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