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Guinness, Alec 1914-2000

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Star wars by George Lucas( visu )
169 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 7,256 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( visu )
151 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,416 libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab tribes to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obsurity
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( visu )
114 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4,330 libraries worldwide
When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
Doctor Zhivago by Alec Guinness( visu )
75 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,838 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
A passage to India by David Lean( visu )
61 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,454 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 Charles Dickens( visu )
55 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
It does for Dickens what Henry V does for Shakespeare-that is, it indicates a method for translating him from print to film, said James Agee of this superb rendering of the much-loved novel
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( visu )
110 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,551 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
Star Wars trilogy by Irvin Kershner( visu )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,411 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
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( visu )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 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 )
89 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,131 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
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( visu )
75 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,123 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 Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( visu )
60 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,006 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 )
34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 993 libraries worldwide
St. Francis of Assisi was an extraordinarily complex and difficult figure whose effect on his contemporary society was electrifying. Even today, many people are moved by his visionary message of universal toleration. Twelfth-century Italy had an exceptionally grim and regimented society, but the barefoot monk from Assisi undoubtedly had the courage that comes from deep faith and was able to transcend the oppressiveness of the time. In this Italian/British-produced film, director Franco Zeffirelli attempts to bring his vision of this great man to the screen. The contemporary (1970s) example of the hippie movement contributed a great deal to the style in which the story is told. The musical score, using ancient Italian melodies, was arranged by Donovan. The film is visually beautiful in a way which tends to minimize the squalor of the times. As the movie begins, Francis (Graham Faulkner) is the son of wealthy merchants, and enjoys his share of wine, women and song without serious thought. When war and disease devastate his neighborhood, Francis undergoes an anguished transformation which culminates in his appearing before the local bishop and removing his clothes to renounce his previous life and family before dedicating himself to God. The culminating dramatic moment is Francis' appearance before Pope Innocent III (Sir Alec Guinness), to make his case for an independent religious order under new rules
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( visu )
43 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 853 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 horse's mouth by Ronald Neame( visu )
31 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 845 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( visu )
52 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 794 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 fall of the Roman Empire by Anthony Mann( visu )
58 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 764 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
Scrooge by ronald neame ( '70 ) movie( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
A handful of dust by Charles Sturridge( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
In 1930s England, Tony and Brenda Last and their son, John Andrew, live an idyllic life in the huge Victorian country house that is the symbol of Tony's family pride. The chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters the gentle balance of their lives as Brenda's search for excitement and Tony's determination to hold on to what is his eventually lead in the direction of divorce and sends Tony to South America
Tunes of glory by Ronald Neame( visu )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Jock Sinclair is a whiskey-drinking, by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Sinclair is a lifetime military man. He expects loyalty and respect from his men. But when Basil Barrow, an educated, by-the-book scion from a traditional military family enters the scene as Sinclair's replacement, the two men become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men
 
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Alec Guinness acteur britannique
Alec Guinness aktor brytyjski
Alec Guinness anglický herec
Alec Guinness attore britannico
Alec Guinness britisk skodespelar
Alec Guinness britisk skuespiller
Alec Guinness Brits acteur
Alec Guinness englischer Schauspieler
Alec Guinness Ingles nga aktor
Aleks Giness angļu aktieris
Alexander Guinness
De Cuffe, Alec Guinness 1914-2000
Ginness, Alek 1914-2000
Guiness Alec 1914-2000
Guinness, Alec, 1914-
Guinness, Alec 1914-2000
Guinness, Alec Sir,1914-
Guinness, Alec, Sir, 1914-2000.
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
أليك غينيس ممثل إنجليزي
الک گینس
அலெக் கின்னஸ்
അലെക് ഗിന്നെസ്സ്
อเล็ก กินเนสส์
ალეკ გინესი
앨릭 기니스
アレック・ギネス
亚历克·吉尼斯
Languages
English (1,280)
German (70)
Spanish (42)
French (23)
Multiple languages (8)
Italian (6)
Danish (3)
Polish (1)
Catalan (1)
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