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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 207 works in 835 publications in 7 languages and 9,526 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  History  Caper films  Silent films  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Other, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Balcon
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini seeks 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and French and held by 862 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 )

33 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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. Later she is murdered-- before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."--Container
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it's pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for such films as The 39 steps and The Lady Vanishes." -- Back of container
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and French and held by 600 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 )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 529 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
Twenty years of British film, 1925-1945 by Michael Balcon( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific Heights by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the film-making industry's greatest auteurs, Alfred Hitchcock undoubtedly earned his title as "The Master of Suspense", with his thrilling films loved by the viewing public over a career spanning many decades. Widely regarded as the first true "Hitchcock film", The Lodger is a masterclass in tension, displaying all the trademarks of what was to become known as the typical Hitchcock thriller. Newly restored in High Definition, this release features a brand new orchestral soundtrack by acclaimed musician and composer Nitin Sawhney, performed by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. On hearing reports of the seventh murder by "The Avenger", Daisy decides to stay with her parents. She is being courted by Joe, a detective, who gets suspicious when her mother rents a room out to a lodger - to whom Daisy is attracted. While the lodger is out Joe takes the opportunity to search his room - there he finds a gun, some press clippings of the killings and a map of the murders
Blackmail( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 343 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
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 292 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
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 200 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
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

26 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 186 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
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 145 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 disquised 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find that they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
Paul Robeson : citizen of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 136 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
Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 111 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 ghoul( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 109 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
Michael Balcon presents ... a lifetime of films by Michael Balcon( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Balcon : the pursuit of British cinema by Geoff Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Kind hearts and coronets
Alternative Names
Balcon, Michael

Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir

Balcon, Michael 1896- Sir

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977

Michael Balcon britischer Filmproduzent

Michael Balcon Brits filmproducent (1896-1977)

Michael Balcon produttore cinematografico inglese

Μάικλ Μπάλκον Άγγλος παραγωγός ταινιών

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

מייקל בלקון

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

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