Tag Archives: Alec Guinness
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.
All at Sea / Barnacle Bill (1957) Charles Frend, Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Comedy
Captain Ambrose comes from a long line of distinguished sailors…but is all too susceptible to seasickness. After the war, he buys himself a nautical command on shore; a decrepit amusement pier at the British resort town Sandcastle-on-Sea, whose prim town council has outlawed arcade games as a form of gambling! Running the pier like a naval vessel, the captain’s determination to make it a modern, going concern meets steady opposition. But with an unexpected new ally, he pursues a remarkable scheme to liberate his “ship” from land authorities…
In 1860, cranky old miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas; loathes people and defends the decrease of the surplus of poor population; runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley that tells him that three spirits would visit him that night. The first one, the spirit of Christmas Past, recalls his miserable youth when he lost his only love due to his greed; the spirit of Christmas Present shows him the poor situation of Bob’s family and how joyful life may be; and the spirit of Christmas Future shows his fate. Scrooge finds that life is good and time is too short and suddenly you are not there anymore, changing his behavior toward Christmas, Bob, his nephew and people in general.
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) Michael Anderson, George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief “Oktober” and involved in a dangerous game where each side tries to find out the enemy’s headquarters at any price.