Michael Balcon

Michael Balcon

Highest Rated: 100% Sabotage (1936)

Lowest Rated: 67% Easy Virtue (1928)

Birthday: May 19, 1896

Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

Influential production executive who gave Alfred Hitchcock his first solo directing job ("The Pleasure Garden" 1925) and later founded Gainsborough Pictures, which produced many of Hitchcock's early classics as well as Robert Flaherty's "Man of Aran" (1933). He also headed Gaumont-British and MGM-British during the 1930s and helmed Ealing Studios from 1937 till 1959, during which time it produced the famous postwar series of comedies including "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949), "Whisky Galore" (1949), "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) and "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1952). Balcon later founded Bryanston Films, and took over production at British-Lion in 1964 after a much-publicized battle. Father of former actress Jill Balcon, whose son is actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 58% Tom Jones Executive Producer $481.4K 1963
No Score Yet 53% Jungle Fighters Producer - 1961
No Score Yet 50% The Scapegoat Producer - 1959
No Score Yet 71% Dunkirk Producer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decision Against Time Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Producer - 1956
83% 65% The Maggie Executive Producer - 1954
No Score Yet 95% Mandy Producer - 1952
100% 87% The Lavender Hill Mob Producer - 1951
No Score Yet 45% The Magnet Producer - 1951
No Score Yet 50% Pool of London Producer - 1951
100% 81% The Man in the White Suit Producer $8.3K 1951
No Score Yet 72% The Blue Lamp Producer - 1950
96% 84% Whisky Galore! Producer - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Producer - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Shore Producer - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Producer - 1949
94% 84% Passport to Pimlico Producer - 1949
No Score Yet 73% Scott of the Antarctic Producer - 1948
No Score Yet 56% Against the Wind Producer - 1948
No Score Yet 60% The Loves of Joanna Godden Producer - 1947
No Score Yet 56% The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Producer - 1947
No Score Yet 74% Hue and Cry Producer - 1946
No Score Yet 53% The Overlanders Producer - 1946
No Score Yet 69% The Captive Heart Producer - 1946
93% 86% Dead of Night Producer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Frenchman Producer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Those in Peril Producer - 1944
No Score Yet 43% My Learned Friend Producer - 1943
No Score Yet 40% The Bells Go Down Producer - 1943
No Score Yet 58% San Demetrio, London Producer - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Men Producer - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next of Kin Producer - 1942
93% 92% Went the Day Well? Producer - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Blockade Producer - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ships With Wings Producer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sailors Three Producer - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Ain't No Justice Producer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheer, Boys, Cheer Producer - 1939
No Score Yet 49% A Yank at Oxford Producer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom Strikes Producer - 1938
No Score Yet 43% Bulldog Jack Producer - 1937
100% 69% Sabotage Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Producer - 1936
No Score Yet 52% The Man Who Lived Again Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Dance Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Jane Grey Producer - 1936
86% 48% Secret Agent Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pot Luck Producer - 1936
No Score Yet 60% Where There's a Will Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Days a Queen Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Daddy! Producer - 1935
96% 86% The 39 Steps Producer - 1935
No Score Yet 100% The Guv'nor Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirty-Nine Steps Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Evil Mind Producer - 1934
95% 75% Man of Aran Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orders Is Orders Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in Danger Producer - 1934
88% 68% The Man Who Knew Too Much Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 17% Red Ensign Executive Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along Came Sally Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping Car Producer - 1933
No Score Yet 35% The Ghoul Producer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Me Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Producer - 1931
67% 26% Easy Virtue Producer - 1928
No Score Yet 29% Ghost Train Producer - 1927
96% 76% The Lodger Producer - 1927
No Score Yet 29% The Pleasure Garden Producer - 1925
No Score Yet 33% The White Shadow Producer - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Constant Nymph Producer - 0

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