Search results for "Alec Guinness"


Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

Scrooge (1970) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Edith Evans  •  Kenneth More  •  Laurence Naismith

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

A Foreign Field (1993) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Nov 2005

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. There, they run into Waldo, an American ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Indie
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Leo McKern  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jeanne Moreau

A Passage to India (1984) RT 85% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2001

The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Barnacle Bill (1957) RT Audience 58%

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition. Released in the U.S. as 'All at Sea'  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Irene Browne  •  Maurice Denham  •  Percy Herbert

Doctor Zhivago (1965) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Julie Christie  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Rod Steiger

Great Expectations (1946) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons




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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Louis Mazzini's mother belongs to the aristocratic family D'Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, she and Louis were rejected by the D'Ascoynes. Once ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Alec Guinness

Little Dorrit (1987) RT Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2009

A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Christine Edzard
CAST:  Derek Jacobi  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Max Wall  •  Patricia Hayes

Malta Story (1953) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Dec 2008

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Anthony Steel

Murder by Death (1976) RT 65% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Oliver Twist (1948) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1999

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. Oliver is taken in by ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Kay Walsh  •  John Howard Davies  •  Robert Newton

The Ladykillers (1955) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Meet "The Unholy Five"...The Most Befuddled Set of Assorted Thugs That Ever Fouled Up a Million Dollar Bank Robbery!! A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Cecil Parker  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peter Sellers

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

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.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Mark Hamill  •  Anthony Daniels  •  Carrie Fisher

Tunes of Glory (1960) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2004

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  John Mills  •  Dennis Price  •  Kay Walsh