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Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Works: 237 works in 776 publications in 6 languages and 8,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  History  Caper films  Silent films  Documentary-style 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 )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,381 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and French and held by 876 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 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 701 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. 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 )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and French and held by 606 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 )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 534 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 )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmail by Charles Bennett( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 341 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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 )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 299 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 )

32 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 233 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
The lodger : a story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the film-making industry's greatest auteurs, Alfred Hitchcock undoubtedly earned his title as "The Master of Suspense", with his thrilling films loved by the viewing public over a career spanning many decades. Widely regarded as the first true "Hitchcock film", The Lodger is a masterclass in tension, displaying all the trademarks of what was to become known as the typical Hitchcock thriller. Newly restored in High Definition, this release features a brand new orchestral soundtrack by acclaimed musician and composer Nitin Sawhney, performed by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. On hearing reports of the seventh murder by "The Avenger", Daisy decides to stay with her parents. She is being courted by Joe, a detective, who gets suspicious when her mother rents a room out to a lodger - to whom Daisy is attracted. While the lodger is out Joe takes the opportunity to search his room - there he finds a gun, some press clippings of the killings and a map of the murders
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 187 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 )

6 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 158 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 cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find that they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

21 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 136 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 134 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
Sabotage ; Lodger by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 107 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
The ghoul( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 107 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
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

23 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kind hearts and coronets
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

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

מייקל בלקון

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی


The ladykillers