WorldCat Identities

Balcon, Michael 1896-1977

Overview
Works: 263 works in 906 publications in 4 languages and 9,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Caper films  Silent films  History  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, Author, pmn, Production personnel, Other, Contributor, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Balcon
Kind hearts and coronets by Robert Hamer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini wants to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and French and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old lady takes in a lodger, who with four friends commits a robbery. When she discovers their crime, they decide to kill her, but she has other plans
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and French and held by 566 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
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 518 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
Twenty years of British film, 1925-1945 by Michael Balcon( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

22 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. Later she is murdered-- before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."--Container
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it's pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for such films as The 39 steps and The Lady Vanishes."--Back of container
The 39 steps( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible
Kind hearts and coronets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Mazzini seeks to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family
Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Easy virtue] "After divorcing an abusive husband, an innocent woman makes a valiant effort at beginning her life anew, but she cannot escape the incidents surrounding her past"--Container
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Married couple Bob and Jill Lawrence are vacationing in Switzerland with daughter Betty. A Frenchman who befriends the family is shot through the heart during a dance with the young mother. Before dying, however, he whispers a secret ... What follows is an unusually fine dramatic story, filled with hallmark Hitchcockian twists and turns, breathless chase scenes and superb acting."--Container
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
Passport to Pimlico by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state, but soon find that their action has consequences
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an English ship runs aground with 50,000 cases of whisky on a tiny Scottish island, the temptation proves too great for its thrifty, God-fearing population, developing into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the English customs inspector
The lodger : a story of the London Fog( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rash of murders causes a family to be suspicious of their tenant, a man who seems fascinated with their daughter
Dead of night( Visual )

26 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrato del día a día de una familia de pescadores de la Isla Aran, localizada en la costa oeste de Irlanda y cercada por un mar enfurecido con violentas tempestades
The lodger : a story of the London fog( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his third feature film, The Lodger: a Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director's formal and thematic obsessions. In this release, The Lodger is accompanied by Downshill, another silent from 1927 that explores Hitchcock's "wrong man" trope, also headlined by Novello--making for a double feature that reveals the master of the macabre as he was just coming into his own"--Container
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

25 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village
 
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Kind hearts and coronets
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Balcon, Michael

Balcon, Michael 1896-1977 Sir

Balcon, Michael 1896- Sir

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-

Balcon, Michael, Sir, 1896-1977

Michael Balcon britischer Filmproduzent

Michael Balcon Brits filmproducent (1896-1977)

Michael Balcon English Film producer

Michael Balcon produttore cinematografico inglese

Μάικλ Μπάλκον Άγγλος παραγωγός ταινιών

Майкл Бэлкон продюсер

מייקל בלקון

مایکل بالکن تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

マイケル・バルコン

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