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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

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

141 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it. Rated PG
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

177 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,259 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 )

135 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,846 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 )

91 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,798 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
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,410 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, Han Solo and Princess Leia, from Jabba the Hutt, and wages his own battle against Darth Vader
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 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
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

79 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,183 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,124 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 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old lady takes in a lodger, who with four friends commits a robbery. Once she discovers their crime they decide to kill her, but she has other plans
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 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 Irvin Kershner( Visual )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Skywalker seeks out the mysterious jedi master Yoda while Han Solo and Princess Leia outrun the Imperial fleet en route to Cloud City on Bespin
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

75 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 963 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
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 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 horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( Visual )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 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
Scrooge by Ronald Neame( Visual )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 811 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 )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 784 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
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

116 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 754 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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Sir Alec Guinness

Άλεκ Γκίνες

Алек Гинес

Алек Гинис

Алек Гиннесс

Алек Гінес

Алек Гіннесс

Алек Гінэс

Гиннесс Алек

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אלק גינס

אלק גינס שחקן בריטי

اليك جينيس

أليك غينيس

أليك غينيس ممثل إنجليزي

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อเล็ก กินเนสส์

ალეკ გინესი

앨릭 기니스

アレック・ギネス

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