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Alec Guinness : 5-film collection.

Author: Alec GuinnessDennis PriceValerie HobsonStanley HollowayJoan GreenwoodAll authors
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lions Gate, [2009?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

The Lavender Hill mob: A bank clerk devises a plot to steal a fortune in gold from his own bank.

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty.

The captain's paradise: The captain of an international ferryboat secretly enjoys one wife in Gibraltar and another in Tangier.

The ladykillers: A band of vicious bank robbers rent a room from an elderly widow.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Motion pictures
Drama
Comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Guinness; Dennis Price; Valerie Hobson; Stanley Holloway; Joan Greenwood; Cecil Parker; Yvonne De Carlo; Celia Johnson; Robert Hamer; John Dighton; Michael Balcon; Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke; Charles Crichton; Alexander Mackendrick; Alec Coppel; Nicholas Phipps; Anthony Kimmins; William Rose; Roy Horniman; Roger MacDougall; Rank Organisation.; Ealing Studios.; London Films.
OCLC Number: 402678043
Language Note: Closed-captioned; English or French soundtracks. Closed-captioned (Captain's paradise).
Notes: Title from container.
Kind hearts and coronets based on the novel by Roy Horniman ; The man in the white suit based on the play by Roger MacDougall.
DVD release of the 1949 (Kind hearts and coronets), 1951 (The Lavender Hill mob and The man in the white suit), 1953 (The captain's paradise), and 1955 (The ladykillers) motion pictures.
Dolby digital; anamorphic widescreen format (The ladykillers).
Credits: Kind hearts and coronets: Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; editor, Peter Tanner.
The Lavender Hill mob: Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; editor, Seth Holt ; music, Georges Auric.
The man in the white suit: Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; editor, Bernard Gribble ; music, Benjamin Frankel.
The captain's paradise: Director of photography, Ted Scaife ; editor, G. Turney-Smith ; music, Malcolm Arnold.
The ladykillers: Director of photography, Otto Heller ; editor, Jack Harris ; music, Tristram Cary.
Cast: Kind hearts and coronets: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson.
The Lavender Hill mob: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway.
The man in the white suit: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker.
The captain's paradise: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson.
The ladykillers: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker.
Description: 5 videodiscs (451 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: disc 1. Kind hearts and coronets / [presented by] J. Arthur Rank ; an Ealing Studios production ; screenplay by Robert Hamer, John Dighton ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Robert Hamer (106 min. : b&w). disc 2. The Lavender Hill mob / [presented by] The J. Arthur Rank Organisation ; an Ealing Studios production ; original screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Charles Crichton (81 min. : b&w). disc 3. The man in the white suit / [presented by] The J. Arthur Rank Organisation ; an Ealing Studios production ; screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander MacKendrick ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Alexander MacKendrick (85 min. : b&w). disc 4. The captain's paradise / [presented by] London Films ; screenplay by Alec Coppel and Nicholas Phipps ; produced and directed by Anthony Kimmins (88 min. : b&w). disc 5. The ladykillers / [presented by] The Rank Organisation ; an Ealing Studios, Michael Balcon production ; story and screenplay by William Rose ; directed by Alexander MacKendrick (91 min. : col.).
Other Titles: Kind hearts and coronets.
Lavender Hill mob.
Man in the white suit.
Captain's paradise.
Ladykillers.
Alec Guinness :

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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.

The Lavender Hill mob: A bank clerk devises a plot to steal a fortune in gold from his own bank.

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty.

The captain's paradise: The captain of an international ferryboat secretly enjoys one wife in Gibraltar and another in Tangier.

The ladykillers: A band of vicious bank robbers rent a room from an elderly widow.

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