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Alec Guinness
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Date of Birth: Apr 2, 1914

Country: UK

Biography: Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 - 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His most prominent role in his later career was as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 51 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (51) | Writer (1)
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Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007)
A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
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Mute Witness (1994)
Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape capture at that time, then keep from being killed before convincing authorities of what she's seen. Plot twists galore follow as Billy tries to stay alive. (imdb)
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A Foreign Field (1993)
Amos and Cyril are a pair of British veterans from WWII, going back to Normandy 50 years after D-Day to visit an old buddy's grave... (imdb)
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Kafka (1991)
Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.
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Little Dorrit (1988)
"Little Dorrit" was released to theaters in two parts, each running approximately three hours. The first part, subtitled "Nobody's Fault," introduced us to the seamstress title character, who chooses to live in debtor's prison with her father. Good Samaritan Arthur Clennam endeavors to help both father and daughter. The second part, also known as "Little Dorrit's Story," details Dorrit's escape from penury to lasting happiness. (AllMovie)
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A Passage to India (1984)
Tensions between Indians and the colonial British come to a boil when a white female tourist accuses a young Indian Doctor of rape during a visit to caverns. A study of colonial relations and the nature of memory. Based on E. M. Forster's novel. (imdb)
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Lovesick (1983)
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. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels. Will Darth Vader and the dark side overcome the rebels and take over the universe ? (imdb)
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Smiley
Smiley's People (1982) - TV Mini-Series
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Three years after the events of "Star Wars," Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a startling revelation. (20th Century Fox)
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Raise the Titanic (1980)
To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic. (imdb)
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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)
Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more en more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she has been married with the Earl's eldest son and that Ben, being their child, is the Earls heir... (imdb)
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Princess Leia (Fisher) is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Hamill) and Captain Han Solo (Ford) team together with the lovable droid duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the galaxy. (20th Century Fox)
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Murder by Death (1976)
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (imdb)
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
A fictional account of Hitler's last days, as played by Alec Guinness.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare. (imdb)
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Scrooge (1970)
This is a delightful musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. Cold-souled Ebenezer Scrooge has a change of heart after spirit visitations on Christmas Eve. Folks might not have had much to sing about in 1840's England, but this musical will make you believe otherwise. Kenneth More's musical number as the Ghost of Christmas Present is especially entertaining. (imdb)
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Cromwell (1970)
Disgusted with the religious 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 that will result in the British Civil War. (imdb)
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The Comedians (1967)
Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner... (imdb)
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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neo-Nazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neo-Nazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game where each side tries to find out the enemy's headquarters at any price... (imdb)
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Hotel Paradiso (1966)
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... (imdb)
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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
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 bomb shelter. While his prisoners go stir crazy, Herr Frick must decide if he's willing to lose their companionship by letting them know the war has ended. (imdb)
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Pasternak (1965)
Pasternak (1965) - Short Film
This short film, a mini-biography of of writer and Nobelist Boris Pasternakserves as something of a promotional film for the upcoming film version of his novel Doctor Zhivago (1965). Includes scenes with David Lean, Alec Guinness and Geraldine Chaplin among others. Pasternak grew up in an artistic home where men like Leo Tolstoy were frequent visitors. He refused however to sing the praises of the Bolshevik revolution and was refused permission to publish it in his home country (imdb)
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution. (imdb)
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the shattering effects of that power's loss. Here is the tale of the plight of a people living on the brink of a political abyss.
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
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. (imdb)
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.(imdb)
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A Majority of One (1961)
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. (imdb)
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Tunes of Glory (1960)
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... (imdb)
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The Scapegoat (1959)
A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles (imdb)
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Our Man in Havana (1959)
Jim Wormold sells vacuum cleaners in Havana. His daughter Milly, 17, spends a lot of money, so he accepts a job with the Intelligence Service. As he has nothing to report, he invents facts, pretends to recruit agents and to discover secret constructions... Of course, one day all will become much harder... (imdb)
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The Horse
A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others. (imdb)
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Barnacle Bill (1957)
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! (imdb)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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.(imdb)
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The Swan (1956)
A princess falls in love with her handsome tutor, but knows she must give him up in favor of an arranged marriage of state. (Yahoo.com)
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The Prisoner (1955)
Based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty, who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Guinness plays a Cardinal who is clapped into jail. He is ordered by the politicos to issue a phony statement to his flock, one that will effectively end Catholicism in his country. Jack Hawkins plays the diabolically clever "Interrogator", who is almost successful in convincing Guinness that his (Answers.com)
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To Paris with Love (1955)
A baronet decides that his son needs to experience life outside of his blue-blooded world and so takes him to Paris to sample its earthy pleasures. Meanwhile, the son has his own plans; he wants to find his father a good woman because he believes his father has spent too much time cooped up on his lonely estate in Scotland. Many merry mix-ups ensue as the two well-meaning fellows try to find the right woman for the other. (nytimes.com)
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The Ladykillers (1955)
Comedy about a gang of crooks who rent a house in London, and the innocent old landlady that they think they can easily kill. (imdb)
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The Detective (1954)
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul. (imdb)
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Malta Story (1953)
In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic reenactments and archival combat footage as the British are besieged and try to fight off the Luftwaffe. Against this background, a RAF reconnaissance photographer's romance with a local girl is endangered as he tries to plot enemy movements. (imdb)
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The Captain
The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibralter and Spanish Morocco has wives of differing appeal and temperaments in each port. (imdb)
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The Card (1952)
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 woman. (imdb)
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The Man in the White Suit (1951)
A man invents a fabric that won't get dirty or wear out, but he seems to have made more enemies than friends in the process... (imdb)
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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Comedy about a meek bank clerk who plans a theft from his own bank. (imdb)
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Last Holiday (1950)
George Bird is a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live. He decides to take the last holiday of the film's title and begins to find out that he was a more worthwhile and interesting person than he ever allowed himself to live. (imdb)
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The Mudlark (1950)
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 slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, prime minister Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion (imdb)
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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Louis Mazzini's mother's frequent tales of how her titled D'Ascoyn family shunned her after she eloped... (imdb)
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A Run for Your Money (1949)
Two Welsh coal-mining brothers win a trip to London to claim a monetary prize. They are supposed to meet a newspaper reporter, played by Alec Guiness, who will be their escort. Instead, the brothers are launched into an adventure with some London riff-raff. It is up to the reporter to look out for the brothers, and what a job it turns out to be! (imdb)
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Oliver Twist (1948)
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... (imdb)
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Great Expectations (1946)
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (imdb)
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