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McCowen, Alec

Overview
Works: 250 works in 833 publications in 11 languages and 17,042 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  War films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Television plays  Personal narratives‡vDutch 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Singer, Conductor, Costume designer, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Alec McCowen
 
Most widely held works by Alec McCowen
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

80 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

94 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns, late in life and after terrible suffering, the value of self-knowledge
A night to remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe
Never say never again by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agent 007 is hurled into a pulse-pounding race to save the world from armageddon when two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization"--Container
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Recording )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
Hanover Street by Peter Hyams( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American bomber pilot falls in love with a British nurse, and then must escort her husband on a mission behind enemy lines
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Butler Yeats translation of Oedipus Rex performed by the Shakespearean Festival Players under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie.-
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 14 motion pictures directed by Alfred Hitchcock, originally released between 1942 and 1976
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy of manners focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determinded to marry someone named Ernest
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Garden of death: One of the most beautiful spots in Midsomer Deverell becomes a source of contention and then something far worse. Destroying angel: When the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel dies, the hotel's manager fails to show up at the funeral or at the reading of the will that names him part-owner. The electric vendetta: A mutilated body found in the middle of a crop circle leads some to suspect that aliens have invaded Midsomer Parva. Who killed Cock Robin?: In Newton Magna, a murder mars plans for the upcoming wedding of the village squire's daughter. Dark autumn: In Goodman's Land, the postman is brutally murdered. Turns out he was delivering more than mail to the village women
Favourite orchestral suites by Sergey Prokofiev( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the crow flies by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but ambitious man marries a woman and adopts her illegitimate son, unaware that the boy belongs to a World War I rival with revenge on his mind
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Recording )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of a comedy by Shakespeare
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced three years after the canonization of St. Joan of Arc, Shaw's play shows her as an early nationalist and the prototype of the Protestant thinker who put her conscience before the judgement of the Church. She died because her new ideas were dangerous to both the church and fedual society
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Dutch watchmaker and his two daughters become the center of a major underground operation: to hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. They break all the rules to save the lives of men, women, and children being hunted by the Nazis. The cost of their bravery is betrayal, and they end up in the dreaded Ravensbruck concentration camp. Nevertheless, they continue their efforts to save those around them
 
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The Age of Innocence
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The Age of InnocenceFrenzyKing LearThe comedy of errorsHanover StreetAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collectionThe importance of being EarnestAs the crow flies
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Alec McCowen

Alec McCowen acteur britannique

Alec McCowen angielski aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Alec McCowen angol színész

Alec McCowen attore inglese

Alec McCowen britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Alec McCowen Brits filmacteur

Alec McCowen brittisk skådespelare

Alec McCowen English actor

Alexander McCowen

Cowen, Alec Mc

Mac Cowen, Alec

Mac Cowen Alec 1925-2017

MacCowen, Alec

MacCowen, Alec 1925-

MacCowen Alec 1925-2017

Mc Cowen, Alec

Mc Cowen, Alec 1925-

Mc Cowen Alec 1925-2017

McCowan, Alec

McCowan, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alec

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McCowen, Alex

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McCowen, Alex 1925-2017

McCowen, Alexander D. 1925-

McCowen, Alexander D. (Alexander Duncan)

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-2017

McOwen, Alec

McOwen, Alec 1925-

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