Tag: Alastair Sim

The Millionairess | 1960 | Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers

Poor adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same name. The terrifyingly beautiful Sophia Loren is the woman of property looking for love and falling for a man in poverty. In spite of the fact that this film stars two of cinema’s...

Captain Boycott | 1947 | Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan

Fine performances from an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Donat in a cameo, enliven this basically humdrum historical drama. Inspired by the fight of Irish farmers against the wealthy landowners trying to kick them off their land, Captain...

Alf’s Button Afloat | 1938 | Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Alf’s Button Afloat|movie|8.0|1938-06-30|1938|Crazy Gang star Bud Flanagan plays the cheeky chappy of the title, in possession of a magic button that’s been fashioned from the recycled metal of Aladdin’s lamp. When rubbed, it...

Hue and Cry | Ealing 1947 | Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler,

Eccentric boys’ adventure writer Felix H Wilkinson (Sim) has his copy – "The Enthralling Adventures of Selwyn Pike and his Youthful Assistant Smiler" – altered by master crooks, using a special code through the pages of...

School for Scoundrels | 1960 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

It is fitting than the final great British 1950s comedy actually came out in 1960. Perpetual innocent Ian Carmichael and the eternally caddish Terry-Thomas had worked together many times before, but they were never better than in this film. Henry...

Green For Danger, 1946, Alastair Sim

Green for Danger | 1946 | Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard

Slick and extremely witty comedy thriller from director-producer-screenwriter duo Launder and Gilliat. In a rural hospital during the Second World War a nurse discovers that a postman who died while undergoing a routine operation was in fact...

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