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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Works: 208 works in 854 publications in 5 languages and 9,590 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Silent films  Caper films  Documentary-style films 
Roles: Producer, Author, pmn, Production personnel, Other, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Balcon
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

33 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 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
Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meek clerk devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank, but when he and his accomplice melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers to smuggle into France, their perfect crime becomes a disaster!
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 533 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 )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger : a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious boarder lodges with a theatrical family during Jack the Ripper's crime spree in London during 1888
Kind hearts and coronets( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 362 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 345 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
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 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 )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 240 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 )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 203 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 )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 202 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
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 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
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 149 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. The Germans are given away by their habit of drawing a line thru their 7's
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 148 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 138 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 ghoul( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 106 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
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

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

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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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


Kind hearts and coronets