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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 203 works in 632 publications in 5 languages and 8,557 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Interviews  Comedy films  Spy films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Performer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,426 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 )
16 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 879 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 )
24 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 39 Steps is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay, who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors. A chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued, as well as into an expected romance with the cool Pamela
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 579 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 2012 in 4 languages and held by 512 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 M Balcon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 307 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... What follows is an unusually fine dramatic story, filled with hallmark Hitchcockian twists and turns, breathless chase scenes and superb acting."-container
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 293 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
Blackmail Erpressung ; Easy virtue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Easy virtue] "After divorcing an abusive husband, an innocent woman makes a valiant effort at beginning her life anew, but she cannot escape the incidents surrounding her past"--Container
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 rash of murders causes a family to be suspicious of their tenant, a man who seems fascinated with their daughter
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 210 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 )
23 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 197 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 170 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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German paratroopers attempt to take over an English hamlet during World War II but meet violent opposition from the villagers
The cruel sea by Charles Frend ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 112 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
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 )
9 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 105 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
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 84 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
Scott of the Antarctic by Charles Frend ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepare for the ultimate battle of man versus the elements in this gripping true tale of Commander Scott, leader of the infamous and ill-fated expedition to be the first to reach the South Pole
 
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Alternative Names
Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir
Balcon, Michael 1896- Sir
Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-
Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977
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