Michael Balcon

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Sir Michael Elias Balcon (19 May 1896 – 17 October 1977) was an English film producer, known for his work with Ealing Studios. Balcon had earlier worked for Gainsborough Pictures, Gaumont British and MGM-British.

Most Popular Michael Balcon Trailers

Total trailers found: 92

The 39 Steps Trailer (1935)

01 June 1935

Canadian Richard Hannay, residing in London, meets secret agent Annabella Smith immediately following a shots fired incident.

The Man in the White Suit Trailer (1951)

07 August 1951

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out.

Secret Agent Trailer (1936)

12 June 1936

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Passport to Pimlico Trailer (1949)

26 October 1949

When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory.

The Ladykillers Trailer (1955)

08 December 1955

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two room apartment in an isolated house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots.

Whisky Galore! Trailer (1949)

16 June 1949

Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Trailer (1934)

30 November 1934

A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Kind Hearts and Coronets Trailer (1949)

01 January 1949

Louis Mazzini's mother belongs to the aristocratic family D'Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer.

The Lavender Hill Mob Trailer (1951)

21 June 1951

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.

Dunkirk Trailer (1958)

20 March 1958

A British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Trailer (1927)

14 February 1927

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

The Titfield Thunderbolt Trailer (1953)

04 March 1953

When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the complete lack of licensing hours on trains.

The 'Maggie' Trailer (1954)

25 February 1954

The poor, elderly,.....and wily when it comes to parting those who can afford it from their money....

Easy Virtue Trailer (1928)

05 March 1928

Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker.

Cage of Gold Trailer (1950)

21 September 1950

A young woman, Judith Moray, deserts her prospective fiance, the nice doctor Alan Kearn, for an old flame, the dashing but roguish former wing commander Bill Glennan.

Dead of Night Trailer (1945)

04 September 1945

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare.

Pool of London Trailer (1951)

20 February 1951

Jewel thieves, murder and a manhunt swirl around a sailor (Bonar Colleano) off a cargo ship in London.

The Blue Lamp Trailer (1950)

19 January 1950

P.C. George Dixon (Warner) a long-serving traditional "copper" who is due to retire shortly, takes a new recruit, Andy Mitchell (Hanley), under his aegis, introducing him to the easy-going night beat.

The Captive Heart Trailer (1946)

29 April 1946

A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds believability.

Downhill Trailer (1927)

24 October 1927

Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.

The Long and the Short and the Tall Trailer (1961)

28 February 1961

Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts.

Saraband for Dead Lovers Trailer (1948)

04 October 1948

Sophie Dorothea is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover.

It Always Rains on Sunday Trailer (1947)

25 November 1947

Robert Hamer's bleak portrait of life in London's East End.

Mandy Trailer (1952)

29 July 1952

London, the early 1950s. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up.

The Pleasure Garden Trailer (1925)

03 November 1925

Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer.

Hue and Cry Trailer (1947)

01 February 1947

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer.

Man of Aran Trailer (1934)

24 April 1934

For the last 200 years the Aran Islands have exercised a powerfully romantic fascination on the outside world which is without equal anywhere else in the country.

Went the Day Well? Trailer (1942)

07 December 1942

The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale German invasion.

After the Ball Trailer (1932)

01 December 1932

The wife of a diplomat in Geneva pretends to be a maid in order to continue her flirting with a handsome young courier.

Pink String and Sealing Wax Trailer (1945)

22 November 1945

Melodrama set in Victorian Brighton. Scheming pub landlady uses the timorous son of a domineering pharmacist to assist in the poisoning of her drunkard husband.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Trailer (1947)

12 March 1947

A fatherless boy tries to make his fortune despite interference from his rich uncle.

Me and Marlborough Trailer (1935)

22 July 1935

A woman disguises herself in men's clothes in order to follow her husband to the wars.

Brown on Resolution Trailer (1935)

15 May 1935

Forever England gives John Mills his first leading role as Brown. Born after a brief affair between his mother and a naval officer, he joins the Royal Navy during the First World War.

There Goes the Bride Trailer (1932)

25 October 1932

A businessman's daughter runs away from an arranged marriage, only to find herself penniless and suspected of theft after she becomes the victim of a bag thief in the train.

West Of Zanzibar Trailer (1955)

17 January 1955

Game warden Bob Payton (Anthony Steel) tracks a ivory smuggling ring through some of the most treacherous passages of the Zanzibar territory.

Fiddlers Three Trailer (1944)

01 October 1944

Two British soldiers and a WREN take refuge at Stonehenge during a thunderstorm, they are struck by lightning and transported back to ancient Rome.

Painted Boats Trailer (1945)

01 September 1945

In this modest drama, set during World War II, two rival boat families battle it out for supremacy.

Against the Wind Trailer (1948)

01 February 1948

A disparate group of volunteers are trained as saboteurs and parachuted into Belgium to blow up an office containing important Nazi records and to rescue a prominent S.

The Man Who Changed His Mind Trailer (1936)

11 September 1936

Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked.

The White Shadow Trailer (1924)

05 May 1924

The White Shadow is a British drama film directed by Graham Cutts based on the novel "Children of Chance" by Michael Morton.

The Next of Kin Trailer (1942)

15 June 1942

Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Frieda Trailer (1947)

19 June 1947

A young German girl marries an Englishman and moves into his family's household during the last days of World War II.

Where There's a Will Trailer (1936)

10 August 1936

Will Hay plays the pennyless, bungling solicitor Benjamin Stubbins, who arrives at his office to find his insolent office boy (Graham Moffatt) with his feet up on the desk, reading a wild west magazine, which Hay confiscates so that he can read it later.

The Four Just Men Trailer (1939)

01 June 1939

The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country.

Yellow Caesar Trailer (1941)

24 May 1941

Using edited archive footage, mockery is made of Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini.

Nowhere to Go Trailer (1958)

02 December 1958

A professional thief is sprung from prison with the assistance of a new partner who what's to know where he's hid his loot.

I Was A Spy Trailer (1933)

04 September 1933

During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British.

The Vortex Trailer (1928)

25 March 1928

A young man is shocked to discover that his fiancé is the mistress of his mother's lover.

The Siege of Pinchgut Trailer (1959)

01 August 1959

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

The Overlanders Trailer (1946)

27 September 1946

It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy.

The Magnet Trailer (1950)

01 October 1950

A classic Ealing comedy in which a young boy steals a magnet and becomes a hero.

Ships with Wings Trailer (1941)

10 November 1941

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to redeem himself and rejoin his old unit on a British carrier.

The Blackguard Trailer (1925)

26 October 1925

A French violinist saves his beloved princess from the Russian revolution..

Jack of All Trades Trailer (1936)

30 December 1936

In this he's on the dole, hungry and ready to do any job but quickly light-heartedly scams his way into society and a highly regarded position at a bank next to the beleaguered Robertson Hare.

Johnny Frenchman Trailer (1945)

29 October 1945

The fisherman from a Cornish village have a friendly rivalry with the fishermen (and one formidable woman) from a French port.

The Bells Go Down Trailer (1943)

16 May 1943

Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service).

The Constant Nymph Trailer (1933)

01 December 1933

Second of three versions of Margaret Kennedy’s novel about a sickly, sensitive Belgian schoolgirl, Tessa (Victoria Hopper), in love with world-famous composer Lewis Dodd (Brian Aherne), who marries her wealthy cousin Florence (Leonora Corbett).

The Foreman Went to France Trailer (1942)

22 June 1942

Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

The Prude's Fall Trailer (1925)

23 November 1925

A French captain persuades a rich widow to become his mistress, but it is a scheme to test her love.

Things Are Looking Up Trailer (1935)

09 June 1935

Scatterbrain circus lady has to cover for her sour schoolmistress sister.