WorldCat Identities

Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 197 works in 748 publications in 5 languages and 8,834 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  Caper films  History  Caper films  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Other, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Michael Balcon
 
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Most widely held works by Michael Balcon
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 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 )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and French and held by 880 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 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and French and held by 606 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 )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 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 )

15 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 306 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 )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 299 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
The lodger : a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 229 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 )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 214 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
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a ship loaded with whisky is wrecked on a Scottish island, a battle of wits ensues between the canny Scots islanders and the local customs inspector
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 135 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
Paul Robeson : citizen of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 134 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 ; Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

22 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences. He finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladykillers: A band of vicious bank robbers rent a room from an elderly widow
Der Produzent : Michael Balcon und der englische Film by Geoff Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

מייקל בלקון

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

マイケル・バルコン

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The ladykillers