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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

Works: 648 works in 2,441 publications in 7 languages and 58,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Diaries  Television adaptations  Anecdotes  Spy television programs  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Composer, Compiler, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Former owner, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alec Guinness
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( visu )
113 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 5,285 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( visu )
98 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 4,296 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( visu )
58 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,821 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas( visu )
98 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,542 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
Star wars by George Lucas( visu )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 2,617 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( visu )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,406 libraries worldwide
Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Azis on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( visu )
43 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 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( visu )
48 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,484 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( visu )
94 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,440 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( visu )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 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( visu )
65 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,109 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( visu )
46 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 1,037 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( visu )
31 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 992 libraries worldwide
A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( visu )
32 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 856 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( visu )
38 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 812 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
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by John Le Carré( visu )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 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 emigre 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 774 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
The horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( visu )
25 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 752 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
Scrooge by Fox Video (Firm)( visu )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A Christmas Carol, by Dickens is transformed into a singing and dancing spectacular
The fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( visu )
46 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor
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De Cuffe, Alec Guinness 1914-2000
Ginness, Alek 1914-2000
Guiness Alec 1914-2000
Guinness de Cuffe, Alec 1914-2000
English (1,050)
German (36)
Spanish (17)
French (15)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
Danish (1)
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