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Michael Balcon (1896–1977)

Michael Balcon started in films as a distributor, then a producer from the early 1920s, helping to launch the career of Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1930s, Balcon was prominent in building up a huge annual production programme of films for both Gainsborough and Gaumont-British. Head of MGM-British, 1936-38, then in charge of production at Ealing. ... See full bio »

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Kind Hearts and Coronets
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 1963 Tom Jones (executive producer - uncredited)
 1961 Jungle Fighters (producer)
 1959 The Scapegoat (producer)
 1959 Four Desperate Men (producer)
 1958 Nowhere to Go (producer)
 1958 Dunkirk (producer)
 1958 Davy (producer)
 1957 All at Sea (producer)
 1957 The Shiralee (producer)
 1957 Decision Against Time (producer)
 1956 The Third Key (producer)
 1956 The Gentle Touch (producer)
 1956 Who Done It? (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 The Ladykillers (producer)
 1955 Touch and Go (producer)
 1955 PT Raiders (producer)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up (A Michael Balcon Production)
 1955 Out of the Clouds (executive producer - uncredited)
 1954 The Divided Heart (producer)
 1954 Lease of Life (A Michael Balcon Production)
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket (producer)
 1954 West of Zanzibar (producer)
 1954 High and Dry (executive producer)
 1954 The Love Lottery (executive producer)
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 The Square Ring (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 The Cruel Sea (executive producer)
 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt (executive producer - uncredited)
 1952 Crash of Silence (producer)
 1951 Ivory Hunter (producer)
 1951 The Man in the White Suit (producer)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob (producer)
 1951 Pool of London (producer)
 1950 The Magnet (producer)
 1950 Cage of Gold (producer)
 1950 Bitter Springs (producer)
 1950 Dance Hall (producer)
 1950 The Blue Lamp (producer)
 1949 A Run for Your Money (producer)
 1949 Train of Events (producer)
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets (producer)
 1949 Whisky Galore (producer)
 1949 Passport to Pimlico (producer)
 1949 Massacre Hill (producer)
 1948 Another Shore (producer)
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic (producer)
 1948 Saraband (producer)
 1948 Against the Wind (producer)
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday (producer)
 1947 Frieda (producer)
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden (producer)
 1947 Hue and Cry (producer)
 1946 The Overlanders (producer)
 1946 The Captive Heart (producer)
 1945 Pink String and Sealing Wax (producer)
 1945 Johnny Frenchman (producer)
 1945 Dead of Night (producer)
 1945 The Girl of the Canal (producer)
 1944 The Return of the Vikings (producer)
 1944 While Nero Fiddled (producer)
 1944 Champagne Charlie (producer)
 1944 The Halfway House (producer)
 1944 For Those in Peril (producer)
 1943 San Demetrio London (producer)
 1943 My Learned Friend (producer)
 1943 Underground Guerrillas (producer)
 1943 The Bells Go Down (producer)
 1943 Nine Men (producer)
 1943 Did You Ever See a Dream Talking (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1943 Save Your Shillings and Smile (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1943/II The Sky's the Limit (Short) (producer)
 1942 Go to Blazes (Short) (producer)
 1942 Went the Day Well? (producer)
 1942 The Goose Steps Out (producer)
 1942 The Foreman Went to France (producer)
 1942 The Next of Kin (producer)
 1942 The Big Blockade (producer)
 1942 Black Sheep of Whitehall (producer)
 1942 Find, Fix and Strike (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Ships with Wings (producer)
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again (producer)
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's (producer)
 1940 All Hands (Short) (producer)
 1940 Salvage with a Smile (Short) (producer)
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors (producer)
 1940 Spare a Copper (producer)
 1940 Saloon Bar (producer)
 1940 To Hell with Hitler (producer)
 1940 Convoy (producer)
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short) (producer)
 1940 The Proud Valley (producer)
 1940 Return to Yesterday (producer)
 1940 Now You're Talking (Short) (producer)
 1940 Young Veteran (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1939 Young Man's Fancy (producer)
 1939 Cheer Boys Cheer (producer)
 1939 There Ain't No Justice (producer)
 1939 The Secret Four (producer)
 1939 Let's Be Famous (producer)
 1939 Happy Families (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Happy Family (Short) (producer)
 1938 The Ware Case (producer)
 1938 Climbing High (producer - uncredited)
 1938 The Phantom Strikes (producer)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford (producer)
 1938 Sailing Along (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Doctor Syn (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Take My Tip (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Jack of All Trades (producer)
 1936 All In (producer)
 1936 Sabotage (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Windbag the Sailor (producer)
 1936 The Flying Doctor (executive producer)
 1936 The Man Who Lived Again (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Everybody Dance (producer)
 1936 Rhythm in the Air (producer)
 1936 Where There's a Will (producer)
 1936 It's Love Again (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Secret Agent (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Nine Days a Queen (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Pot Luck (producer)
 1936 The First Offence (producer)
 1935 Things Are Looking Up (producer - uncredited)
 1935 King of the Damned (producer)
 1935 Foreign Affaires (producer)
 1935 First a Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Born for Glory (producer)
 1935 Mister Hobo (producer - uncredited)
 1935 The Passing of the Third Floor Back (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Alias Bulldog Drummond (producer - uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Light (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Stormy Weather (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Me and Marlborough (producer)
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys (producer - uncredited)
 1935 The Clairvoyant (producer - uncredited)
 1935 The 39 Steps (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Oh, Daddy! (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Car of Dreams (producer)
 1934 Wild Boy (producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much (producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Iron Duke (producer)
 1934 Road House (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Lady in Danger (producer)
 1934 The Camels Are Coming (producer)
 1934 Power (producer)
 1934 A Song for You (producer)
 1934 Along Came Sally (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Strike! (executive producer)
 1934 Orders Is Orders (producer - uncredited)
 1934 A Cup of Kindness (producer)
 1934 Chu Chin Chow (producer)
 1934 Alexandra (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Man of Aran (Documentary) (producer)
 1934 Evergreen (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Ahoy (producer)
 1933 Britannia of Billingsgate (producer)
 1933 Turkey Time (producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Constant Nymph (producer)
 1933 Leave It to Smith (producer - uncredited)
 1933 I Was a Spy (producer)
 1933 The Ghoul (producer)
 1933 It's a Boy (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Sleeping Car (producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Woman in Command (producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Good Companions (producer)
 1933 The Man from Toronto (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Marry Me (producer)
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob (producer - uncredited)
 1932 After the Ball (producer)
 1932 Rome Express (producer - uncredited)
 1932 There Goes the Bride (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Love on Wheels (producer)
 1932 Night and Day (producer)
 1932 Faithful Hearts (producer)
 1932 Criminal at Large (producer)
 1932 Lord Babs (producer)
 1931 Bull Rushes (Short) (producer)
 1931 Hot Heir (Short) (producer)
 1931 I Love a Lassie (Short) (producer)
 1931 I Love to Be a Sailor (Short) (producer)
 1931 She Is Ma Daisy (Short) (producer)
 1931 Somebody's Waiting for Me (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Saftest of the Family (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Stronger Sex (producer)
 1931 Tobermory (Short) (producer)
 1931 Wee Hoose Among the Heather (Short) (producer)
 1931 Who Killed Doc Robin? (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Hound of the Baskervilles (producer)
 1931 A Gentleman of Paris (producer)
 1931 The Office Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Michael and Mary (producer)
 1931 Dr. Josser, K.C. (producer)
 1931 Bachelor's Folly (producer)
 1931 Hindle Wakes (producer)
 1931 The Ghost Train (producer)
 1931 Roamin' in the Gloamin' (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Man They Couldn't Arrest (producer)
 1931 Night in Montmartre (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Nanny (Short) (producer)
 1931 Aroma of the South Seas (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Gaunt Stranger (producer)
 1931 Third Time Lucky (producer)
 1930 A Warm Corner (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats (producer)
 1930 Just for a Song (producer)
 1930 Al Fresco (Short) (producer)
 1930 Black and White (Short) (producer)
 1930 Classic v Jazz (Short) (producer)
 1930 Dusky Melodies (Short) (producer)
 1930 Gypsy Land (Short) (producer)
 1930 Toyland (Short) (producer)
 1930 Ashes (Short) (producer)
 1930 Billie Barnes (Short) (producer)
 1930 Dick Henderson (Short) (producer)
 1930 Elsie Percival and Ray Raymond (Short) (producer)
 1930 Ena Reiss (Short) (producer)
 1930 George Mozart in Domestic Troubles (Short) (producer)
 1930 Hal Swain and His Sax-O-Five (Short) (producer)
 1930 Lewis Hardcastle's Dusky Syncopaters (Short) (producer)
 1930 Martini and His Band No. 1 (Short) (producer)
 1930 Martini and His Band No. 2 (Short) (producer)
 1930 Pete Mandell and His Rhythm Masters No. 1 (Short) (producer)
 1930 Pete Mandell and His Rhythm Masters No. 2 (Short) (producer)
 1930 The Blue Boys No. 1 (Short) (producer)
 1930 The Blue Boys No. 2 (Short) (producer)
 1930 The Volga Singers (Short) (producer)
 1930 The Walsh Brothers (Short) (producer)
 1929 Armistice (Short) (producer)
 1929 Woman to Woman (producer - uncredited)
 1929 City of Play (producer)
 1929 Taxi for Two (producer)
 1929 The Crooked Billet (producer)
 1929 The Return of the Rat (producer - uncredited)
 1928 A Light Woman (producer)
 1928 The Lady of the Lake (producer)
 1928 The First Born (producer)
 1928 Balaclava (producer)
 1928 The Rolling Road (co-producer)
 1928 The Vortex (producer)
 1928 Easy Virtue (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Constant Nymph (producer)
 1927 One of the Best (producer)
 1927 Der Geisterzug (producer)
 1927 When Boys Leave Home (producer - uncredited)
 1927 Forbidden Love (producer)
 1927 Blighty (producer)
 1927 The Lodger (producer - uncredited)
 1926 The Cabaret Kid (producer)
 1926 The Triumph of the Rat (producer)
 1926 The Mountain Eagle (producer)
 1925 Dangerous Virtue (producer)
 1925 The Pleasure Garden (producer)
 1925 A Typical Budget (Short) (producer)
 1925 Battling Bruisers (Short) (producer)
 1925 Cut It Out (Short) (producer)
 1925 So This Is Jollygood (Short) (producer)
 1925 The Blunderland of Big Game (Short) (producer)
 1925 The Rat (producer)
 1925 Die Prinzessin und der Geiger (producer)
 1924 The Passionate Adventure (producer)
 1924 White Shadows (producer)
 1923 Woman to Woman (producer)
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We made films at Ealing that were good, bad and indifferent, but they were indisputably British. They were rooted in the soil of the country. See more »


In 1964 he took control of British Lion Films. See more »



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