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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Works: 186 works in 735 publications in 7 languages and 8,786 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Film noir  Spy films  Caper films  History  Silent films 
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 )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,407 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.DVD
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 888 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 )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 680 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 Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 615 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 )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 537 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 )

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

Saboteur by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 422 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
Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 349 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

25 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 316 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
The lodger a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 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 )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 219 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 by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

26 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 200 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
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 184 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
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 135 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
Paul Robeson citizen of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 133 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
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 128 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 )

10 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 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 )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind hearts and coronets: Following his mother's death, an Edwardian gentleman plots to avenge her by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family
Scott of the Antarctic by Charles Frend( Visual )

20 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the adventures of Robert Scott as he attempted to explore the unknown region of the Antarctic
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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 Brits filmproducent (1896-1977)

Michael Balcon produttore cinematografico inglese

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

The ladykillers