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Cottage to LetCottage to Let (1941)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills
Brit thriller focusing on an inventor in the business of bomb testing for the Air Ministry, whose supposedly innocent domestic staff is riddled with…
Green for DangerGreen for Danger (1946) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Gilliat
Feat. Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim
Sly whodunit finds Trevor Howard and Sally Gray prime suspects in the death of a hospital patient. Cue Scotland Yard’s finest (Alistair Sim), whose…
Hue and CryHue and Cry (1947)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Alastair Sim, Valerie White, Jack Warner
The first Ealing comedy is an affable yarn about kids who detect criminal information encoded in comic books. Shot on the post–war streets of…
Stage FrightStage Fright (1950)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding
Aspiring actress Jane Wyman investigates her friend's claims of innocence after he's imprisoned for murder. A polished job from Hitch, notable for a…
Belles of St. Trinian's, TheBelles of St. Trinian's, The (1954) Recommended
Dir. Frank Launder
Feat. Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole
Classic pre–CARRY ON hi–jinks set in a seedy girl's school and based on Ronald Searle's cartoon series. Alastair Sim (in drag) plays…
An Inspector CallsAn Inspector Calls (1954)
Dir. Guy Hamilton
Feat. Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham
Alastair Sim, superb here as the titular inspector, bears down on a smug upper crust family whose closely–guarded secrets are exposed to…
Green Man, The / School for ScoundrelsGreen Man, The / School for Scoundrels (1957-1960)
Dir. Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Feat. Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas
A double feature of comedies starring Alastair Sim. The Green Man (1957) Dir. Basil Dearden – One of Sim's best films, playing an apparently…
Blue Murder at St. Trinian'sBlue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
Dir. Frank Launder
Feat. Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Alastair Sim
Particularly raucous installment of the popular naughty schoolgirl series; this time their behaviour gets the headmistress thrown in jail and the…
Millionairess, TheMillionairess, The (1960)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Loren plays a spoiled heiress who tries to 'buy' a husband in the form of principled doctor Sellers. Fairly good adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's…
Ruling Class, TheRuling Class, The (1972) Recommended
Dir. Peter Medak
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe
An eccentric comedy about English eccentricity, with schizophrenic aristocrat Peter O’Toole succeeding the Earlship of Gurney, and proceeding to…

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