Tag: Ealing

My Learned Friend | Ealing 1943 | Will Hay, Claude Hulbert

Will Hay’s final film (he actually died six years later but was plagued by ill health during this time), this darkly funny Ealing comedy has him as a lawyer who is one of the many targets of an escaped murderer seeking revenge on the folks who...

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...

Whisky Galore! | Ealing 1949 | Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey

Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood star in this classic Ealing comedy about a bunch of Scottish Islanders determined to hold on to a cargo of shipwrecked whisky, whatever the cost On 5 February 1941, the SS Politician, en route to Jamaica, sank during...



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