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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

Overview
Works: 675 works in 2,501 publications in 7 languages and 58,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Diaries  Television adaptations  Anecdotes  Spy television programs  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Composer, Compiler, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Speaker, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean ( Visual )
114 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 5,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
101 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 4,334 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 Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,854 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
Star wars by George Lucas ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 2,681 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
A passage to India by David Lean ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,426 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
Star wars by George Lucas ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,774 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
Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction tales of derring-do, heroism and romance. Set in the future, they relate the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they battle the forces of the evil Imperial army
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth."
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,476 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
Oliver Twist by David Lean ( Visual )
96 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,458 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. Includes original theatrical trailer
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 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 )
66 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a slightly demented leader of an unlikely group of thieves. In a boarding house, the thieves convince their sweet little landlady that they're just a chamber orchestra, rehearsing--while she's away they plan a ruthless heist
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 1,038 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 )
31 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Cromwell by Ken Hughes ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 855 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fabric that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, they try to supress it. Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by John Le Carré ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 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
Star Wars ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the rebel leaders map their strategy for an attack on the Emperor's new Death Star, Han Solo remains frozen and imprisoned in the desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker, now a master of The Force, rescues his friends but cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against his evil father, Darth Vader, who has sworn to win him over to the Dark Side
Scrooge by Fox Video (Firm) ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 753 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
 
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Alternative Names
De Cuffe, Alec Guinness 1914-2000
Ginness, Alek 1914-2000
Guiness Alec 1914-2000
Guinness, Alec 1914-2000
Guinness de Cuffe, Alec 1914-2000
SIR ALEC GUINNESS
Languages
English (1,031)
German (37)
Spanish (20)
French (13)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
Danish (1)
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