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Alec Guinness


Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations (1946) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles
Esteemed treatment of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a young orphan aided by a mysterious benefactor brought major international success to the…
Oliver TwistOliver Twist (1948) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh
Astonishing version of the Dicken's classic, notable for great atmosphere and Alec Guinness.
Kind Hearts and CoronetsKind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Recommended
Dir. Robert Hamer
Feat. Alec Guinness
Distinguished Ealing black comedy about a disaffected cast–off of an aristocratic family who murders his way through a series of dotty…
Lavender Hill Mob, TheLavender Hill Mob, The (1951)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Alec Guinness
Clever, effervescent Ealing comedy stars Alec Guinness as a timid bank teller who organises an elaborate gold heist. The chase finale is magic.
Man in the White SuitMan in the White Suit (1951) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
Lab–worker Alec Guinness invents a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty, only to have it suppressed by industry and unions alike. More…
Card, TheCard, The (1952)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson
Robust comedy with Alec Guinness playing an enthusiastic young man of lower–class origins who takes every opportunity to advance his station,…
Captain's ParadiseCaptain's Paradise (1953)
Dir. Anthony Kimmins
Feat. Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson
Nautical romp with captain Alec Guinness paying the price of having a wife in two ports – sultry Yvonne De Carlo and a genial Celia Johnson.
Malta StoryMalta Story (1953)
Dir. Brian Desmond Hurst
Feat. Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel
A taut wee adventure set among the special forces of the British Air Force defending the island of Malta during WW2. Real–life locations and a…
Ladykillers, TheLadykillers, The (1955) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Frankie Howerd
Priceless Ealing black comedy in which bungling robbers Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers et al conspire to snuff out their rich old landlady.
To Paris with LoveTo Paris with Love (1955)
Dir. Robert Hamer
Feat. Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray
Widowed aristocrat Guinness takes his estranged son to Paris where romantic entanglements await. Tepid romantic comedy fails to rise to the standard…

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