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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

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The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

147 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

179 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

141 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic love story set against the Russian Revolution
A passage to India by D. R. S Lean( Visual )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Azis on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur
Star wars by Richard Marquand( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the rebel leaders map their strategy for an attack on the Emperor's new Death Star, Han Solo remains frozen and imprisoned in the desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker, now a master of The Force, rescues his friends but cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against his evil father, Darth Vader, who has sworn to win him over to the Dark Side
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

84 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini wants to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

92 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,093 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
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, and R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

75 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 984 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
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past"--Container
Scrooge by Ronald Neame( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and German and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

59 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( Visual )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulley Jimson, an ill-behaved artist is in search for a perfect canvas. He is determined to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

119 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lean's sensitive rendering of the story is memorable, beautiful, and superbly performed by a cast including Alec Guinness, Robert Newton, Anthony Newley, and Diana Dors
 
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Άλεκ Γκίνες

Алек Гинес

Алек Гинис

Алек Гиннесс

Алек Гінес

Алек Гіннесс

Алек Гіннесс британський актор

Алек Гінэс

Гиннесс Алек

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אלק גינס

אלק גינס שחקן בריטי

اليك جينيس

أليك غينيس

أليك غينيس ممثل إنجليزي

الک قینس

الک گینس

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அலெக் கின்னஸ்

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อเล็ก กินเนสส์

ალეკ გინესი

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アレック・ギネス

亚历克·吉尼斯

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