Alastair Sim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE (9 October 1900 – 19 August 1976) was a Scottish character actor who appeared in a string of classic British films. He is best remembered in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1951 film Scrooge, and for his portrayal of Miss Fritton, the headmistress in two St. Trinian's films. He was famously described by comedian Ronnie Corbett as a "sad-faced actor, with the voice of a fastidious ghoul", in Corbett's autobiography High Hopes. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alastair Sim, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Scrooge (1951)

Ebenezer Scrooge malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Kathleen Harrison  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Hermione Baddeley

Ebenezer Scrooge malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Kathleen Harrison  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Hermione Baddeley

Green for Danger (1946)

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Alastair Sim  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sally Gray

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Alastair Sim  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sally Gray

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Royal Flash (1975)

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Stage Fright (1950)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

The Ruling Class (1972)

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alastair Sim  •  Arthur Lowe  •  Harry Andrews

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alastair Sim  •  Arthur Lowe  •  Harry Andrews

The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

The unruly schoolgirls of St Trinian's are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble than ever beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  George Cole  •  Joyce Grenfell  •  Hermione Baddeley

The unruly schoolgirls of St Trinian's are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble than ever beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  George Cole  •  Joyce Grenfell  •  Hermione Baddeley

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

With their headmistress under lock and key in her majesty's prison, the St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the army. However, when the sixth form take a fancy to winning a trip to Italy through means fair or foul, the army discover this is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Terry-Thomas  •  George Cole  •  Joyce Grenfell  •  Alastair Sim

With their headmistress under lock and key in her majesty's prison, the St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the army. However, when the sixth form take a fancy to winning a trip to Italy through means fair or foul, the army discover this is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Terry-Thomas  •  George Cole  •  Joyce Grenfell  •  Alastair Sim

Hue and Cry (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. The first of the Ealing comedies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Harry Fowler  •  Jack Warner  •  Jack Lambert

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. The first of the Ealing comedies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Harry Fowler  •  Jack Warner  •  Jack Lambert

The Millionairess (1960)

When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Sellers  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Alastair Sim

When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Sellers  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Alastair Sim

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  John Turnbull  •  Richard Wattis

Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  John Turnbull  •  Richard Wattis

School for Scoundrels (1960)

Hapless Henry Palfrey is patronised by his self-important chief clerk at work, ignored by restaurant waiters, conned by shady second-hand car salesmen, and, worst of all, endlessly wrong-footed by unspeakably rotten cad Raymond Delauney who has set his cap at April ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  Ian Carmichael  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Alastair Sim  •  Janette Scott

Hapless Henry Palfrey is patronised by his self-important chief clerk at work, ignored by restaurant waiters, conned by shady second-hand car salesmen, and, worst of all, endlessly wrong-footed by unspeakably rotten cad Raymond Delauney who has set his cap at April ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  Ian Carmichael  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Alastair Sim  •  Janette Scott

A Christmas Carol (1971)

Ebenezer Scrooge, a skinflint visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future one fateful Christmas Eve. It's up to them to help the old crab see the error of his ways. And they do, to the delight of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Williams
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Michael Redgrave

Ebenezer Scrooge, a skinflint visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future one fateful Christmas Eve. It's up to them to help the old crab see the error of his ways. And they do, to the delight of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Williams
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Michael Redgrave

Waterloo Road (1945)

During WW2 a former railway employee who had been drafted, goes AWOL to hunt down the spiv and draft dodger who is having an affair with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stewart Granger  •  Alastair Sim  •  Joy Shelton

During WW2 a former railway employee who had been drafted, goes AWOL to hunt down the spiv and draft dodger who is having an affair with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stewart Granger  •  Alastair Sim  •  Joy Shelton

Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)

Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  John McCallum  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Pauline Stroud

Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  John McCallum  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Pauline Stroud

Sailing Along (1938)

Sailing Along is a 1938 British musical comedy film directed by Sonnie Hale and starring Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Jack Whiting, Frank Pettingell, Noel Madison and Alastair Sim. A barge-owner's adopted daughter falls in love with his son, and gives up her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonnie Hale
CAST:  Jessie Matthews  •  Jack Whiting  •  Roland Young  •  Barry MacKay

Sailing Along is a 1938 British musical comedy film directed by Sonnie Hale and starring Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Jack Whiting, Frank Pettingell, Noel Madison and Alastair Sim. A barge-owner's adopted daughter falls in love with his son, and gives up her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonnie Hale
CAST:  Jessie Matthews  •  Jack Whiting  •  Roland Young  •  Barry MacKay

This Man in Paris (1939)

A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Barry K. Barnes  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Alastair Sim  •  Edward Lexy

A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Barry K. Barnes  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Alastair Sim  •  Edward Lexy

Alf's Button Afloat (1938)

Alf discovers that one of the buttons on his pyjamas is made from the metal of Aladdin's lamp and that when he cleans it a genie appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Varnel
CAST:  Bud Flanagan  •  Chesney Allen  •  Jimmy Nervo  •  Teddy Knox

Alf discovers that one of the buttons on his pyjamas is made from the metal of Aladdin's lamp and that when he cleans it a genie appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Varnel
CAST:  Bud Flanagan  •  Chesney Allen  •  Jimmy Nervo  •  Teddy Knox

This Man Is News (1938)

A newspaper reporter keeps beating the police to clues in a current murder case. This makes the police think he may be involved in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Barry K. Barnes  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Alastair Sim  •  John Warwick

A newspaper reporter keeps beating the police to clues in a current murder case. This makes the police think he may be involved in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Barry K. Barnes  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Alastair Sim  •  John Warwick

The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the mine owners and the miners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Peter Barkworth  •  Maurice Colbourne  •  Susan Tebbs

When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the mine owners and the miners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Peter Barkworth  •  Maurice Colbourne  •  Susan Tebbs
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