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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 190 works in 607 publications in 6 languages and 8,494 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Comedy films  Spy films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Silent films  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 39 Steps is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay, who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors. A chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued, as well as into an expected romance with the cool Pamela
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fabric that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, they try to supress it. Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures
Twenty years of British film, 1925-1945 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Married couple Bob and Jill Lawrence are vacationing in Switzerland with daughter Betty. A Frenchman who befriends the family is shot through the heart during a dance with the young mother. Before dying, however, he whispers a secret--."--Container
Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Easy virtue] "After divorcing an abusive husband, an innocent woman makes a valiant effort at beginning her life anew, but she cannot escape the incidents surrounding her past"--Container
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Hitchcock's more comedic thrillers. A writer and war hero is approaced by British Intelligence to eliminate an enemy agent. Unfortunately, he mistakes an innocent man for his target and begins to doubt if he is suitable for the mission
The lodger a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious boarder lodges with a theatrical family during Jack the Ripper's crime spree in London during 1888
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state
Dead of night ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen of Spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns of a key to gaming riches, he will stop at nothing to steal it the sinister secret for himself
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an English ship runs aground with 50,000 cases of whisky on a tiny Scottish island, the temptation proves too great for its thrifty, God-fearing population, developing into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the English customs inspector
Paul Robeson citizen of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Proud Valley an African American sailor comes to a Welsh coal mining town in 1938 and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. Native Land, a political semi-documentary formed from staged reenactments, leads viewers on an emotional tour of the pre-World War II U.S. and its freedom-based ideologies and looks at the the forces it sees as threatening to undermine America's strengths from within: greedy capitalists, professional strikebreakers, and the Ku Klux Klan. Robeson on Pacifica Radio: Paul Robeson was denied his U.S. passport from 1950 to 1958 after he refused to sign an affidavit stating that he was not a Communist. During this time, Pacifica Radio interviewed Robeson, allowing him to express his personal history and view of the world. This interview was conducted by host Elsa Knight Thompson and Harold Winkler, president of the Pacifica Foundation
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village
Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The lodger] The central character, called simply "The Lodger", is caught in the trap of other peoples' suspicions. Because this lodger, who is renting a room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, seems mysterious, he is suspected of being the notorious "Avenger", a killer who has been stalking women in London and strangling them
The cruel sea by Charles Frend ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
The ghoul ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Egyptologist (Boris Karloff) wishes to be buried with a jewel he believes will allow him eternal life. When it is stolen, he rises from the dead to seek revenge
Scott of the Antarctic by Charles Frend ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the adventures of Robert Scott as he attempted to explore the unknown region of the Antarctic
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au large des côtes d'Irlande, sur l'archipel d'Aran, une famille de pêcheurs mène une lutte de tous les instants contre les éléments naturels. Drame documentaire interprété par des comédiens non professionnels
 
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Alternative Names
Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-
Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977
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