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McCowen, Alec

Works: 223 works in 713 publications in 7 languages and 16,504 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Television adaptations  War films  Detective and mystery films  Disaster films  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Conductor, Contributor, Costume designer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Alec McCowen
Most widely held works by Alec McCowen
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

102 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert and their trail leads to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry V unites with his people, invades France, deals with traitors, and cements the peace."--Container insert
The Oscar Wilde collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns, late in life and after terrible suffering, the value of self-knowledge
A Night to Remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
Never say never again by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agent 007 is hurled into a pulse-pounding race to save the world from armageddon when two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization"--Container
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Recording )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audio version of the three-act play
Hanover Street by Peter Hyams( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American bomber pilot falls in love with a British nurse, and then must escort her husband on a mission behind enemy lines
Midsomer murders by Midsomer murders Television program( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 15 motion pictures directed by Alfred Hitchcock, originally released between 1942 and 1976
As the crow flies by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but ambitious man marries a woman and adopts her illegitimate son, unaware that the boy belongs to a World War I rival with revenge on his mind
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Recording )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of a comedy by Shakespeare
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father's passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II. An old watchmaker in Holland. His two spinster daughters, Corrie and Betsie. Simple, ordinary people. Yet these three unlikely heroes became the center of a major underground operation: To hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. These kindly, law-abiding people broke every rule in the book to save the lives of the men, women and children being hunted by the Nazis. Their home became a hiding place, but the cost of their bravery was betrayal and in the dreaded Ravensbrück concentration camp, they had to create another hiding place for those around them"--Container
Travels with my aunt by George Cukor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'They're killing him bit by bit!' Flamboyant, flame-haired 70-plus Augusta Bertram has opened a package containing a finger that recently belonged to her years-ago lover. The victim's kidnappers continue mailing expendable body parts, and Augusta enlists the aid of her stuffy nephew in a mad to-the-rescue adventure across Europe in pursuit of $100,000 in ransom money. The scramble to save a life just might also liberate the nephew's life-starved soul
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The Age of Innocence
Alternative Names
Alec McCowen acteur britannique

Alec McCowen angielski aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Alec McCowen angol színész

Alec McCowen attore inglese

Alec McCowen britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Alec McCowen Brits filmacteur

Alec McCowen brittisk skådespelare

Alec McCowen English actor

Alexander McCowen

Cowen, Alec Mc

Mac Cowen, Alec

Mac Cowen Alec 1925-2017

MacCowen, Alec

MacCowen, Alec 1925-

MacCowen Alec 1925-2017

Mc Cowen, Alec

Mc Cowen, Alec 1925-

Mc Cowen Alec 1925-2017

McCowan, Alec

McCowan, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alec

McCowen, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alex

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McCowen, Alex 1925-2017

McCowen, Alexander D. 1925-

McCowen, Alexander D. (Alexander Duncan)

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-2017

McOwen, Alec

McOwen, Alec 1925-

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English (310)

German (12)

French (11)

Spanish (9)

Italian (2)

Portuguese (1)

Dutch (1)

The Age of InnocenceKing LearThe comedy of errorsThe importance of being EarnestHanover StreetAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collectionAs the crow fliesThe merry wives of WindsorThe hiding place