Tag: Alec Guinness

Father Brown | 1954 | Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

Alec Guinness is the eponymous amateur detective trying to uncover Peter Finch’s master criminal who has his heart set on a valuable cross belonging to the church. Based on one of a series of novel by G K Chesterton, this adaptation is as...

Our Man in Havana | 1959 | Alec Guinness, Burl Ives,

Having found so much success with his adaptations of Graham Greene novels The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949), Carol Reed revisited the author’s oeuvre with this fabulous satirical spy story. Ex-pat vacuum salesman Jim Wormold...

The Card | 1952 | Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Curiously ineffective Alec Guinness vehicle which takes full advantage of its star’s charisma, but adds little to the traditional rags-to-riches story, even though its protagonist’s immorality is meant to add spice. Guinness is the...

Scrooge | 1970 | Albert Finney, Edith Evans

Albert Finney took over the role of Dickens’s crotchety old miser three weeks before production after both Richard Harris and Rex Harrison had to drop out because of other commitments. Although rather hammy at times, Finney holds the screen...

The Mudlark | 1950 | Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness

A young orphan boy who learns that Queen Victoria is "The Mother of England" sets off to meet her. Irene Dunne plays Queen Victoria, secluded in Windsor castle after the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. As her advisors try to...

Great Expectations | 1946, John Mills, Alec Guinness

The definitive version of the Dickens classic about an orphaned British boy befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of means. In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a...

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