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Lawrence of Arabia | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 93%  Lawrence of Arabia  216 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Biography, Drama]  [David Lean]  [11 Dec 1962]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, Metacritic 100/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 7 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 14 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Peter O'Toole
Plot:  The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Writer:  T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Language:  English, Arabic, Turkish    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kind Hearts and Coronets | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  Kind Hearts and Coronets  106 min,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Robert Hamer]  [14 Jun 1950]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson
Plot:  A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
Writer:  Roy Horniman (novel), Robert Hamer (screenplay), John Dighton (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Oliver Twist | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Oliver Twist  105 min,  [Drama]  [David Lean]  [30 Jul 1951]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, John Howard Davies, Kay Walsh, Robert Newton
Plot:  An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Writer:  Charles Dickens (by), David Lean (screen play), Stanley Haynes (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
The Ladykillers | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  The Ladykillers  91 min,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Alexander Mackendrick]  [24 Feb 1956]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers
Plot:  Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
Writer:  William Rose (story), William Rose (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Last Holiday | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Last Holiday  88 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Henry Cass]  [13 Nov 1950]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Grégoire Aslan, Kay Walsh
Plot:  When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort.
Writer:  J.B. Priestley (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Lavender Hill Mob | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Lavender Hill Mob  78 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Charles Crichton]  [10 Sep 1951]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Alfie Bass, Sidney James, Stanley Holloway
Plot:  A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Portuguese    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Bridge on the River Kwai | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Bridge on the River Kwai  161 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, War]  [David Lean]  [14 Dec 1957]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, Metacritic 87/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 7 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, William Holden
Plot:  After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Writer:  Pierre Boulle (novel), Carl Foreman (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Language:  English, Japanese, Thai    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Man in the White Suit | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Man in the White Suit  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi]  [Alexander Mackendrick]  [01 Apr 1952]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Joan Greenwood, Michael Gough
Plot:  An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
Writer:  Roger MacDougall (play), Roger MacDougall (screenplay), John Dighton (screenplay), Alexander Mackendrick (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
The Horse's Mouth | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  The Horse's Mouth  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Ronald Neame]  [11 Nov 1958]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Mike Morgan, Renee Houston
Plot:  A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.
Writer:  Joyce Cary (novel), Alec Guinness (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Fall of the Roman Empire | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  The Fall of the Roman Empire  188 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, History, War]  [Anthony Mann]  [26 Mar 1964]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, James Mason, Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd
Plot:  The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.
Writer:  Ben Barzman (screenplay), Basilio Franchina (screenplay), Philip Yordan (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Our Man in Havana | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Our Man in Havana  111 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [Carol Reed]  [19 Feb 1960]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs, Maureen O'Hara
Plot:  Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.
Writer:  Graham Greene (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Scrooge | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  Scrooge  113 min,  G,  [Drama, Family, Fantasy]  [Ronald Neame]  [19 Dec 1970]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith
Plot:  A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Writer:  Charles Dickens (based on "A Christmas Carol" by), Leslie Bricusse (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tunes of Glory | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Tunes of Glory  106 min,  [Drama]  [Ronald Neame]  [17 Sep 1960]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Susannah York
Plot:  Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the ...
Writer:  James Kennaway (screenplay), James Kennaway (based on his novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Scapegoat | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  The Scapegoat  91 min,  UNRATED,  [Crime, Mystery, Thriller]  [Robert Hamer]  [06 Aug 1959]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Irene Worth, Nicole Maurey
Plot:  An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.
Writer:  Daphne Du Maurier (novel), Robert Hamer (screenplay), Gore Vidal (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Captain's Paradise | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Captain's Paradise  94 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Anthony Kimmins]  [28 Sep 1953]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner, Yvonne De Carlo
Plot:  The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.
Writer:  Alec Coppel (story), Alec Coppel, Nicholas Phipps
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Mudlark | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Mudlark  99 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Jean Negulesco]  [28 Nov 1950]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell, Irene Dunne
Plot:  In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he...
Writer:  Nunnally Johnson (screen play), Theodore Bonnet (based on the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Murder by Death | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Murder by Death  94 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Mystery, Thriller]  [Robert Moore]  [23 Jun 1976]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 65%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Truman Capote
Plot:  Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
Writer:  Neil Simon
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Cromwell | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Cromwell  139 min,  G,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Ken Hughes]  [17 Jul 1970]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Dorothy Tutin, Richard Harris, Robert Morley
Plot:  Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.
Writer:  Ken Hughes (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Run for Your Money | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  A Run for Your Money  83 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Charles Frend]  [08 Apr 1950]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister
Plot:  Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.
Writer:  Clifford Evans (based on the original screen story by), Richard Hughes (screenplay), Leslie Norman (screenplay), Charles Frend (screenplay), Diana Morgan (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Hitler: The Last Ten Days | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Hitler: The Last Ten Days  108 min,  PG,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Ennio De Concini]  [09 May 1973]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Adolfo Celi, Alec Guinness, Diane Cilento, Simon Ward
Plot:  A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.
Writer:  Ivan Moffat (english screenplay adaptation), Gerhardt Boldt (book), Ennio De Concini (screenplay), Maria Pia Fusco (screenplay), Wolfgang Reinhardt (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, Italy    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Quiller Memorandum | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Quiller Memorandum  104 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Michael Anderson]  [15 Dec 1966]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, George Segal, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger
Plot:  In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.
Writer:  Trevor Dudley Smith (based on the novel by), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Malta Story | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Malta Story  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, History, War]  [Brian Desmond Hurst]  [05 Aug 1954]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Anthony Steel, Jack Hawkins, Muriel Pavlow
Plot:  In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British.
Writer:  Thorold Dickinson (idea), Peter De Sarigny (idea), William Fairchild (screenplay), Nigel Balchin (screenplay), William Fairchild (story), Hugh P. Lloyd (author of "Briefed to Attack")
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
The Prisoner | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  The Prisoner  91 min,  [Drama]  [Peter Glenville]  [11 Dec 1955]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 5 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth Griffith, Wilfrid Lawson
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Bridget Boland (play), Bridget Boland (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Majority of One | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  A Majority of One  156 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Family, Drama]  [Mervyn LeRoy]  [03 Sep 1962]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Madlyn Rhue, Ray Danton, Rosalind Russell
Plot:  A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.
Writer:  Leonard Spigelgass (play), Leonard Spigelgass (screenplay)
Language:  English, Japanese, Yiddish, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious  97 min,  [Comedy, War]  [Gottfried Reinhardt]  [14 Jan 1966]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Anita Höfer, Mike Connors, Robert Redford
Plot:  During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ...
Writer:  Silvia Reinhardt (screenplay), Jan Lustig (adaptation), Robert Shaw (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Comedians | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  The Comedians  150 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Peter Glenville]  [31 Oct 1967]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 27%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Richard Burton
Plot:  A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
Writer:  Graham Greene (novel), Graham Greene (screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Haitian, Spanish    Country:  France, Bermuda, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lovesick | Movie Details for Actor Alec Guinness | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 45%  Lovesick  95 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Romance]  [Marshall Brickman]  [18 Feb 1983]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 5.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski, Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern
Plot:  A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.
Writer:  Marshall Brickman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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