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Screen Icons: Alec Guinness (1953) (Box Set) [DVD]
Screen Icons: Alec Guinness (1953) (Box Set) [DVD]
  • Screen Icons: Alec Guinness (1953) (Box Set) [DVD]

Screen Icons: Alec Guinness (1953) (Box Set) [DVD]

Format:
DVD
UK Certification:
U
Region:
Region 2
Publisher:
Elevation Sales
Genre:
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Number of Items:
5 disc(s)
Media Format:
DVD
Price: £19.85
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Description
Classic collection of the early films of Alec Guinness. In the classic Ealing comedy, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949), young Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) vows to take revenge on his family, the D'Ascoynes, when he learns how they disinherited his mother. Working his way into their trust, Louis begins to bump off his distant relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one, but complications set in when Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), the widow of his first victim, falls in love with him. In 'Last Holiday' (1950), Guiness plays an agricultural salesman who finds out he has a short time to live. Taking a final holiday, he realises that he was actually a more interesting person than he allowed himself to be. In 'The Man In The White Suit' (1951), eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. In 'The Captain's Paradise' (1953), Guinness stars as Mediterranean ferryboat Captain Henry St. James, who believes in the notion of 'a girl in every port'. For Henry has a wife on both sides of the water. There is Maude (Celia Johnson) in Gibraltar and Nita (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Tangiers. Everything is perfect as long as neither woman decides to visit the other port. In 'Barnacle Bill' (1957), Guiness plays retired Navy Captain Ambrose, who buys a decrepit amusement pier in 'Sandcastle-On-Sea' planning to turn it into a going concern. But when the local council object to the idea, planning to close the pier down, Ambrose has to use some lateral thinking to save the day.
Starring
Alec Guinness
Format
DVD
Country
United Kingdom
UK Certification
U
Region
Region 2
Publisher
Elevation Sales
Genre
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Colour
Col & B/W
Publication Date
01 Oct 2007
Catalogue No
OPTD1064
Edition
Box Set
Director
Robert Hamer
Director
Alexander MacKendrick
Director
Anthony Kimmins
Director
Charles Frend
Director
Henry Cass
Producer
Michael Balcon
Producer
Stephen Mitchell
Producer
A.D. Peters
Writer
Roger MacDougall
Writer
Alec Coppel
Writer
T.E.B. Clarke
Writer
J.B. Priestley
Writer
John Dighton
Writer
Nicholas Phipps
Music
John Addison
Music
Francis Chagrin
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music
Malcolm Arnold
Art Designer
William Kellner
Music
Benjamin Frankel
Editor
Peter Tanner
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe
Year of Release
1953
Number of Items
5 disc(s)
Media Format
DVD
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Directors: Robert Hamer, Alexander MacKendrick, Anthony Kimmins, Charles Frend, Henry Cass
Producers: Michael Balcon, Stephen Mitchell, A.D. Peters
Writers: Roger MacDougall, Alec Coppel, T.E.B. Clarke, J.B. Priestley, John Dighton, Nicholas Phipps
Musics: John Addison, Francis Chagrin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Malcolm Arnold, Benjamin Frankel
Actors: Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert, Lionel Jeffries, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Sid James, Grégoire Aslan, Jean Colin, Muriel George, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Marion Crawford, Celia Johnson, Dennis Price, Patric Doonan, Charles Goldner, Alec Guinness, Harold Goodwin, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Colin Gordon, Tutte Lemkow, Clive Morton, Joan Harben, Peter Bull, Miles Malleson, Vida Hope, Ann Heffernan, John Penrose, Duncan Lamont, Walter Chisham, Hugh Griffith, Audrey Fildes, Cecil Rampage, Arthur Lowe, John Rudling
Art Designer: William Kellner
Editor: Peter Tanner
Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe

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