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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

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Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

164 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 7,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

192 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab tribes to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obsurity
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

124 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

83 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

66 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It does for Dickens what Henry V does for Shakespeare-that is, it indicates a method for translating him from print to film, said James Agee of this superb rendering of the much-loved novel
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

116 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

78 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,485 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
Star Wars trilogy by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen years after Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side and transforms into the evil Darth Vader, his son Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle against the evil Empire. Follow as Luke and twin sister Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, lead the Rebellion to bring balance back to the force
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

94 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,125 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 Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

64 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 996 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
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( Visual )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulley Jimson, an ill-behaved artist is in search for a perfect canvas. He is determined to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by Simon Langton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bespectacled spymaster is once more called from retirement to come to the aid of the 'Circus' -- and he returns with a vengeance. The murder of an émigré Soviet General who was also a British agent sends him digging into the past on a twisted trail across Europe that moves, inexorably, towards a final showdown with his old adversary, Karla of Moscow Centre
Scrooge by Charles Dickens( Visual )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas Carol, by Dickens is transformed into a singing and dancing spectacular
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

55 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 791 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
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( Visual )

64 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities
A handful of dust by Charles Sturridge( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brenda Last has everything that other women would envy--a loving aristocratic husband, an adorable son, a huge stately home in the country. But, for a bit of fun, Brenda starts an affair with a social climbing young scrounger from London. It is the start of an inexorable slide into disaster"--Container
 
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Alec Guinness acteur britannique

Alec Guinness aktor brytyjski

Alec Guinness anglický herec

Alec Guinness attore britannico

Alec Guinness britisk skodespelar

Alec Guinness britisk skuespiller

Alec Guinness Brits acteur

Alec Guinness englischer Schauspieler

Alec Guinness English actor

Alec Guinness Ingles nga aktor

Aleks Giness angļu aktieris

Alexander Guinness

De Cuffe, Alec Guinness 1914-2000

Ginness, Alek 1914-2000

Guiness Alec 1914-2000

Guinness, Alec, 1914-

Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

Guinness, Alec Sir,1914-

Guinness, Alec, Sir, 1914-2000.

Guinness de Cuffe, Alec 1914-2000

SIR ALEC GUINNESS

Άλεκ Γκίνες

Алек Гинес

Алек Гинис

Алек Гиннесс

Алек Гіннесс

Алек Гінэс

Ալեք Գինես

אלק גינס

اليك جينيس

أليك غينيس

أليك غينيس ممثل إنجليزي

الک گینس

அலெக் கின்னஸ்

അലെക് ഗിന്നെസ്സ്

อเล็ก กินเนสส์

ალეკ გინესი

앨릭 기니스

アレック・ギネス

亚历克·吉尼斯

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The Bridge on the River KwaiDoctor ZhivagoA passage to IndiaOliver TwistKind hearts and coronetsThe ladykillersBrother sun, sister moonThe horse's mouth