Tag Archives: Alec Guinness
A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his resistance when his country again fell to a totalitarian conquerer.
Monsieur Feydeau has writer’s block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris – Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle.
Malta Story (1953) Brian Desmond Hurst, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Drama, History, War
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) Jack Gold, Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Drama, Family, Romance
The Captain’s Paradise (1953) Anthony Kimmins, Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Comedy, Romance
Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organized – a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman decides to follow him to the other port.
Princess Beatrice’s days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he’s bored by the whole courtship routine. He is more interested in the estate’s dairy than Alexandra’s rose garden. And then he starts playing football with the tutor and Alexandra’s brothers. Invite the tutor to the ball that night and watch how gracefully Alexandra dances with him.
The Ladykillers (1955) Alexander Mackendrick, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Comedy, Crime
A gang of thieves rent a room upstairs from an old woman, who thinks they’re a musical band. Somehow, the woman inadvertently gets mixed up in their scheme without knowing it and then the gang must debate on whether to kill her or not, especially when they all like the poor old dame.
H.M.S. Defiant (1962) Lewis Gilbert, Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Adventure, Drama, History
Defiant’s crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant’s first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.