Search results for "Alec Guinness"

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

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
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

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

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

Mute Witness (1994) RT 81% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Anthony Waller
CAST:  Marina Sudina  •  Fay Ripley  •  Evan Richards  •  Oleg Jankowski

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

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)

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

A Handful of Dust (1988) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: Nov 2004

The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Rupert Graves  •  Anjelica Huston

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

Lovesick (1983) RT 40% / Audience 25%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Forget about accountants who want to fly, professors whose brains are being zapped by aliens and bored housewives passing the time. The one all-consuming problem Manhattan ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christine Baranski

Smiley's People (1982)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Beryl Reid  •  Eileen Atkins  •  Vladek Sheybal

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) RT Audience 79%

Young Cedric (Ceddie) Errol and his widowed mother (known only as "Dearest") live in genteel poverty in 1880s Brooklyn after the death of his father. Cedric's grandfather, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • TV movie
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Ricky Schroder  •  Connie Booth  •  Patrick Stewart

Raise the Titanic (1980) RT 50% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Jan 2014

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Richard Jordan  •  David Selby  •  Anne Archer

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

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

DVD release: Dec 2001

Lionel Twain has invited the five greatest detectives to a "dinner and murder." How can they resist? Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, ...  (more)

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

Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 2008

Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • History • War
DIRECTION:  Ennio De Concini
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Simon Ward  •  Adolfo Celi  •  Diane Cilento

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Graham Faulkner  •  Judi Bowker  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Kenneth Cranham