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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

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Most widely held works by Alec Guinness
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

122 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,369 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 )

103 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 4,316 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 )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the Russian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a doctor/poet. Doctor Zhivago sees his life torn apart by the Revolution and the alterations also affect the lives of many around him, including the gentle woman he marries and the fascinating other woman he cannot forget
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 2,871 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
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,433 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 David Lean( Visual )

48 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,687 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
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,657 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 the robots R2D2 and C3PO work together to rescue her and restore justice to the Empire
Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,522 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
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

59 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,472 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 )

105 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,466 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
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carr( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 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 )

77 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 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 )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 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 )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Scrooge by Fox Video (Firm)( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 848 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
Star Wars by George Lucas( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 818 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
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by John Le Carr( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 786 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
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( Visual )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 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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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Alec Guinness acteur britannique

Alec Guinness aktor brytyjski

Alec Guinness attore britannico

Alec Guinness britisk skodespelar

Alec Guinness britisk skuespiller

Alec Guinness Brits acteur

Alec Guinness englischer Schauspieler

Aleks Giness angļu aktieris

Alexander Guinness

De Cuffe, Alec Guinness 1914-2000

Ginness, Alek 1914-2000

Guiness Alec 1914-2000

Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

Guinness, Alec Sir,1914-

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

الک گینس

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 IndiaKind hearts and coronetsOliver TwistThe ladykillersBrother sun, sister moonScrooge