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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Works: 207 works in 669 publications in 5 languages and 8,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Interviews  Spy films  Silent films  Biography  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Other, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,405 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 )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old lady takes in a lodger, who with four friends commits a robbery. When she discovers their crime, they decide to kill her, but she has other plans
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

25 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. She is murdered before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."--Container
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 593 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 )

15 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 512 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 by M Balcon( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmail Erpressung ; Easy virtue( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Blackmail] A young woman kills an artist who attempts to rape her. Her Scotland Yard detective boyfriend soon learns the killer's identity, but so has someone else. First produced as a silent film, then in this version with dialog
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 304 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
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
The lodger a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 227 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 212 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 )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life", Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts
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 123 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
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 117 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
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 116 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
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
Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 103 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lavender Hill mob: A bank clerk devises a plot to steal a fortune in gold from his own bank
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kind hearts and coronets
Alternative Names
Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir

Balcon, Michael 1896- Sir

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977

Michael Balcon britischer Filmproduzent

Michael Balcon produttore cinematografico inglese

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

The ladykillers