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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 276 works in 951 publications in 4 languages and 9,800 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Spy films  History  Crime films  Silent films  Caper films 
Roles: Producer, Author, pmn, Production personnel, Other, Editor, Contributor, Performer
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 )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 999 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and French and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Marcus rents a London flat, telling his landlady that he and his friends are musicians who will be rehearsing in the flat. In reality, neither the professor nor his friends can play a note. He is a criminal mastermind, holding court over his gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Harry, the homicidal Louis and punch-drunk One-Round. The gang uses the professor's flat as a headquarters, where they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and French and held by 553 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 )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 521 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 Michael Balcon( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

23 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 367 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 39 steps( Visual )

7 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible
Kind hearts and coronets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 336 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
Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Blackmail] A young woman kills an artist who attempts to rape her. Her Scotland Yard detective boyfriend soon learns the killers 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 )

27 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British man on vacation in Switzerland is told of an assassination plot by a dying agent. His daughter is kidnapped to force his silence. In typical Hitchcock fashion, the innocent person becomes caught in a web of intrigue; the sticky situation culminates with surprising events during the famous shootout in the final scenes
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 290 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
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in English and held by 245 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 )

28 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and held by 232 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
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrato del día a día de una familia de pescadores de la Isla Aran, localizada en la costa oeste de Irlanda y cercada por un mar enfurecido con violentas tempestades
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 218 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
The lodger : a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious boarder lodges with a theatrical family during Jack the Ripper's crime spree in London during 1888
The lodger : a story of the London fog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

26 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 155 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Atlantic duty during World War II, when HMS Compass Rose is assigned to escort duty, her officers without much experience, and with a crew largely of untried men
 
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Alternative Names
Balcon, Michael

Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir

Balcon, Michael 1896- Sir

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977

Michael Balcon britesche Filmproduzent

Michael Balcon britischer Filmproduzent

Michael Balcon Brits filmproducent (1896-1977)

Michael Balcon English Film producer

Michael Balcon productor de cine británicu (1896–1977)

Michael Balcon produttore cinematografico inglese

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Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

מייקל בלקון

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

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