Search results for "Alastair Sim"

Scrooge (1951) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show ...  (more)

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

Green for Danger (1946) RT 75% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2007

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

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Alastair Sim  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sally Gray

Royal Flash (1975) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Apr 2007

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Stage Fright (1950) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Sep 2004

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)

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

The Ruling Class (1972) RT 82% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2001

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 ...  (more)

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

The Belles of St Trinian's (1954)

Story of manic schoolgirls who are more interested in racing form than books as they try to get-rich-quick, aided by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who ...  (more)

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

Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957)

St. Trinian's contrives to win a competition which has a European trip as the prize, in order for the Girls of the Flash Harry St Trinian's Marriage Bureau to meet a rich ...  (more)

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

Hue and Cry (1947) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2009

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Harry Fowler  •  Jack Warner  •  Jack Lambert

The Millionairess (1960) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Jul 1996

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 ...  (more)

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

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) RT Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 1994

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 ...  (more)

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

School for Scoundrels (1960) RT 25% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Feb 2007

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, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer  •  Cyril Frankel  •  Hal E. Chester
CAST:  Ian Carmichael  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Alastair Sim  •  Janette Scott

A Christmas Carol (1971) RT Audience 82%

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Williams
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Michael Redgrave

Waterloo Road (1945) RT Audience 44%

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)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
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 ...  (more)

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

Alf's Button Afloat (1938) RT Audience 100%

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)

GENRES: Comedy
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

Escape from the Dark (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 ...  (more)

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