Tag: Alec Guinness

Oliver Twist (1948) 7.8

Oliver Twist (1948)

Storyline:The immortal characters of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver Twist...A penniless orphan in 17th century London - Poor but honest Oliver is fleeing the cruelty of the workhouse when he's forced in a band...

Scrooge (1970) 7.5

Scrooge (1970)

Storyline: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 ...

The Ladykillers (1955) 7.7

The Ladykillers (1955)

Storyline:A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what...

The Captain’s Paradise (1953) 6.9

The Captain’s Paradise (1953)

Storyline: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 l...

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) 6.7

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Storyline:Intent on securing peace and prosperity throughout the mighty Roman Empire, the wise diplomat, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, calls together the local governors from all over the Empire, after conquering the Germa...

All at Sea (1957) 6.8

All at Sea (1957)

Storyline: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 Britis...

Damn the Defiant! (1962) 7.1

Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Storyline:H.M.S. 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 Lieutenant Scott-P...

The Promoter (1952) 7.1

The Promoter (1952)

Storyline:A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory ...

Last Holiday (1950) 7.9

Last Holiday (1950)

Storyline:George Bird is a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live. On his doctor's advice, he goes to an exclusive seaside resort to spend his savings on one last holiday.User Rev...

The Quiller Memorandum (1966) 6.0

The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Storyline:After two British Secret Intelligence Service agents are murdered at the hands of a cryptic neo-Nazi group known as Phoenix, the suave agent Quiller is sent to Berlin to investigate. There, he begins an affa...

Great Expectations (1946) 7.2

Great Expectations (1946)

Storyline:In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and h...

The Swan (1956) 6.6

The Swan (1956)

Storyline: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. Princ...

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) 7.4

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

Storyline:Young Cedric (Ceddie) Errol and his widowed mother (known only as User Reviews:

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) 7.4

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Storyline:A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.User Reviews: Henry Holland ( Alec Guinness) is a clerk at the ...

The Prisoner (1955) 7.1

The Prisoner (1955)

Storyline: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 ...

Tunes of Glory (1960) 7.7

Tunes of Glory (1960)

Storyline:Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During World War II, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the regiment has returned to Scotl...

Cromwell (1970) 6.9

Cromwell (1970)

Storyline:Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics th...

The Man in the White Suit (1951) 7.4

The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Storyline:Sidney Stratton, a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try ...

Murder by Death (1976) 7.4

Murder by Death (1976)

Storyline:Despite not knowing him, the world's most famous detectives can't pass up the offer of a "dinner and murder" invitation from wealthy Lionel Twain. Each has no idea until their arrival at Two Two Twain who el...

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.3

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Storyline:Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the...

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 8.1

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Storyline:In prison awaiting execution the next morning, Louis, the 10th Duke of Chalfont, puts down on paper the events that led him to his current situation. His mother has been banished from her family, the D'Ascoy...

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8.2

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Storyline:This movie deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge, but unde...