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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Works: 210 works in 661 publications in 5 languages and 8,724 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Spy films  Detective and mystery films  Silent films  Film noir  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Editor, Other, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )
25 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,415 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 )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 886 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 )
24 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 633 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 )
18 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 597 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 )
15 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 515 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
Twenty years of British film, 1925-1945 by M Balcon( Book )
12 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
19 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 307 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 )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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
Blackmail Erpressung ; Easy virtue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 293 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
The lodger a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 230 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 )
28 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 213 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 )
23 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all
Whisky galore! by Compton Mackenzie( Visual )
16 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an English ship runs aground with 50,000 cases of whisky on a tiny Scottish island, the temptation proves too great for its thrifty, God-fearing population, developing into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the English customs inspector
Paul Robeson citizen of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 126 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
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 118 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 114 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
The ghoul ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 108 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
Sabotage by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
10 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )
4 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 99 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir
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Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977