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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

Overview
Works: 606 works in 2,359 publications in 9 languages and 58,165 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Diaries  Anecdotes  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  Comedy films  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Composer, Compiler, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Speaker, Former owner, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean ( Visual )
113 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 5,362 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
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
112 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,331 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
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Star wars by George Lucas ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,723 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
A passage to India by David Lean ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman
Star wars by George Lucas ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Captain Han Solo (Harrison Ford) team together with the lovable droid duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the galaxy
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,640 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
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,522 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
Oliver Twist by David Lean ( Visual )
96 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,456 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 end
Star Wars trilogy ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the most successful independent film series ever produced. It's the saga of a Hollywood outsider named George Lucas and a low-budget, labor-of-love space saga that reinvented the way movies are made, seen and heard. "Empire of dreams" is the most comprehensive look ever at the story of a pioneer who triumphed against the odds to make an enduring modern fairy tale for the entire world
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 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 Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 1,058 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 )
35 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Cromwell by Ken Hughes ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 864 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 861 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
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and German and held by 776 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
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by John Le Carré ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bespectacled spymaster is once more called from retirement to come to the aid of the 'Circus'--and he returns with a vengeance. The murder of an emigre Soviet General who was also a British agent, sends him digging into the past on a twisted trail across Europe that moves, inexorably, towards a final showdown with his old adversary, Karla of Moscow Centre
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor
Scrooge ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Christmas Carol, by Dickens is transformed into a singing and dancing spectacular
 
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De Cuffe, Alec Guinness, 1914-2000
Ginness, Alek, 1914-2000
Guiness, Alec 1914-2000
Guinness de Cuffe, Alec, 1914-2000
SIR ALEC GUINNESS
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