"Actor: Alastair Sim"

  • Scrooge [DVD]Scrooge | DVD | (23/11/2015) from £20.97   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Rogue Male (DVD + Blu-ray)Rogue Male (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (28/01/2019) from £12.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In early 1939, with the Second World War looming, aristocrat Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) attempts to avert the impending catastrophe by assassinating Adolf Hitler. But his mission fails. Captured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert survives his torture but is hunted by both the British and German authorities on his return to England and must use his wits and guile to survive . Based on Geoffrey Household's cult thriller, Rogue Male is a suspenseful action adventure featuring an exceptional lead performance by O'Toole and a superb supporting cast, including Alastair Sim, Harold Pinter and John Standing. Special Features: Newly remastered in HD from the original 16mm A/B negatives Extras TBC Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by Paul Fairclough and full film credits

  • An Inspector Calls [DVD]An Inspector Calls | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £8.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (157.37%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A young girl is murdered, and an Inspector calls on a prosperous Yorkshire household investigating the sad circumstances behind her death. Each one of the family has a secret - and each one is partly responsible for the girl's fate. The determined Inspector must prove their collective guilt and the shattering denouement reveals why. An adaptation of J.B. Priestley's classic play, from the director of The Colditz Story and Goldfinger.

  • St Trinian's Box SetSt Trinian's Box Set | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £13.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (114.37%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Belles Of St. Trinians: Joyce Grenfell takes the lead as a clumsy young police sergeant gone undercover to investigate the dubious goings on at Millicent Fritton's establishment for young ladies which turn out to include the use of a chemistry lab as a liquor distillery and low tactics on the hockey field which are rather less than jolly! (Dir. Frank Launder 1954) Blue Murder At St. Trinians: The anarchic schoolgirls head to Rome having won a UNESCO prize trip where they become unwittingly involved with a jewel thief... (Dir. Frank Launder 1957) The Pure Hell Of St. Trinians: Those outrageous St. Trinians girls are back with a vengeance in the second sequel of anarchy and chaos. A rich Arab Sheikh visits the school hunting for gym-slipped recruits for his harem which might explain the sudden interest in geography lessons. However he doesn't know what he's let himself in for! (Dir. Frank Launder 1960) The Great St. Trinians Train Robbery: A bunch of criminals infiltrate the school and plan to use the dubious educational establishment to stash the loot. But the train robbers fall foul of the schoolgirls and their need to have a good time causing havoc! (Dir. Sidney Gilliat/Frank Launder Colour 1966)

  • Cottage to Let [Blu-ray]Cottage to Let | Blu Ray | (16/03/2020) from £14.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Leslie Banks stars alongside Alastair Sim, John Mills and a very young George Cole in this thrilling wartime espionage drama from award-winning director Anthony Asquith. Adapted from Geoffrey Kerr's smash West End play (which also starred Banks, Sim and Cole), Cottage to Let is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Working in secret for the Air Ministry at his remote country house laboratory, John Barrington is key to the ongoing war effort against the Nazis. Barrington's household, however, has been infiltrated by enemy agents - who plan to take him back to Berlin as prisoner. Special Features: Image gallery

  • School For Scoundrels [DVD]School For Scoundrels | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £9.98   |  Saving you £11.00 (157.37%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In School for Scoundrels wimpy Ian Carmichael wants to impress girls and get one over on all-round show-off and cad Terry Thomas (playing gloriously to type). Discovering Alastair Simms' unorthodox school Carmichael happily enrols and learns the quaint tricks of the day for securing the admiration of a fair lady. Ultimately as a star pupil he teaches the Master a thing or two about true love when everything turns out just fine in the end. Appealing to all male sensibilities is the idea of a magical set of simple rules for winning someone's affections. Set in the tweed-rich environment of an English boarding school makes this an even quainter notion. To watch this classic comedy is to cock one's snoot at womanisers everywhere while unavoidably making a mental list of anything that might actually work! The three central performances are brilliantly realised, particularly the role reversal between Carmichael and Thomas. Try playing a tennis match after a viewing without calling "hard cheese". -Paul Tonks

  • The Green Man [1956]The Green Man | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Hawkins (Sim) is a timid clockmaker with a part time job; International Assassination Expert. He hasn't been getting too many assignments recently but his latest mission will put him back on the top of his profession. However he stalks the wrong target blowing up a boring politician instead and now he must pay the price for his breezy bungling in this murderously funny black comedy!

  • An Inspector Calls - 60th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]An Inspector Calls - 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (12/05/2014) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A young girl is murdered, and an Inspector calls on a prosperous Yorkshire household investigating the sad circumstances behind her death. Each one of the family has a secret - and each one is partly responsible for the girl's fate. The determined Inspector must prove their collective guilt and the shattering denouement reveals why. An adaptation of J.B. Priestley's classic play, from the director of The Colditz Story and Goldfinger.

  • Edgar Wallace Presents: The Terror [DVD]Edgar Wallace Presents: The Terror | DVD | (10/06/2013) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (36.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Adapting a play by Edgar Wallace, one of the twentieth century's most successful and prolific crime/mystery writers, The Terror stars Wilfrid Lawson and Bernard Lee in a tale of underworld intrigue with a ghostly twist, with the superb casting and lively dialogue showcasing Wallace's trademark wry humour. Featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements The Terror is showcased in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. For ten years, The Terror has laughed at both police a...

  • The Green Man [Blu-ray] [2020]The Green Man | Blu Ray | (18/05/2020) from £12.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An irreverent black comedy adapted by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat from their play, Meet a Body, The Green Man marked the directorial debut of camera operator Robert Day. A scintillating Alastair Sim plays Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part time job he is also a professional assassin who bumps off the people we love to hate. But when the philandering MP Sir Gregory Upshott (Raymond Huntley) is the intended target, vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole) and Hawkins' new neighbour Ann Vincent (Jill Adams) repeatedly get in the way. As the time of the assassination draws ever closer and Hawkins tracks his victim to a dilapidated seaside hotel called the Green Man, the laughs and the tension steadily rise to a brilliant climax. An enormously entertaining farce that ticks all the genre's boxes (mistaken identities, compromising positions, much panicking and slamming of doors), the film makes an interesting companion piece to Ealing's The Ladykillers (1955). Extras: NEW Alastair Sim and The Green Man: Interview Stephen Fry NEW Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Those British Faces: Alastair Sim Stills gallery

  • The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 5 [DVD]The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 5 | DVD | (18/01/2016) from £6.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (91.31%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm beguiling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With a string of box-office hits spotlighting her unique talent, it's easy to see how she became so popular and why she remains so to this day.Showcasing some of the era's finest cinema talent including Michael Redgrave, Alastair Sim, director Carol Reed, actor/director (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie Hale and art director Alfred Junge the two films in this set are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their original theatrical aspect ratios.GANGWAYOn the trail of a jewel thief, a dashing detective meets a young reporter masquerading as a film star's maid and soon believes she is none other than the elusive felon!Black and White / 87 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / EnglishCLIMBING HIGHCarol Reed directs a madcap comedy revolving around a young West End model, the wealthy young playboy who loves her and his mercenary would-be fiancee!Black and White / 76 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [Blu-ray]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    From acclaimed director Frank Launder ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’ is a precursor to the hugely successful St. Trinian’s series set in Nutbourn College the most established and respectable of boy’s schools. A military mistake billets a girls’ school to share the college’s premises to the outrage of their horrified headmaster and headmistress played with comic mastery by Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford. Initially the two are hostile to one another. However with a staff of dazed eccentric teachers and a student body of knowing and troublesome children they are forced to pull together as the situation stumbles from the sublime to the ridiculous!

  • The Millionairess [1960]The Millionairess | DVD | (21/05/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.

  • Laughter In Paradise [DVD] [2020]Laughter In Paradise | DVD | (29/06/2020) from £9.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The four remaining relatives of famed practical joker Henry Russell are brought together to hear his last will and testament, revealing a £50,000 inheritance each if they can all complete a set task completely out of character. The assignments are designed to reflect their greatest shortcomings and test their abilities to adapt and ultimately change for the better. Law-abiding retired army officer Deniston (Alastair Sim), secretly writes scandalous novels until he is given a week to get himself arrested for an actual crime and jailed for exactly 28 days. Haughty Agnes (Fay Compton) must find employment as a housekeeper in a middle-class home and retain her position for a month despite her disdain. Simon (Guy Middleton), a penniless womanising rogue, would have to marry the first single woman he speaks to, such as the cigarette girl at the club he frequents (Audrey Hepburn). Finally, timid Herbert (George Cole) needs to hold up the bank manager he works for with a mask and a toy pistol. Can they all pull it off in order to grab the cash? Special Features NEW Alastair Sim and Laughter in Paradise: Interview with Stephen Fry Ministry of Information short Nero: Save Fuel (1943) starring Alastair Sim & George Cole Behind the Scenes Stills gallery Alastair Sim's Rectorial Address at Edinburgh University (1949)

  • Cottage To Let [1941]Cottage To Let | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military inventor. For a start the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot.

  • Laughter in Paradise [Blu-ray] [2020]Laughter in Paradise | Blu Ray | (29/06/2020) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The four remaining relatives of famed practical joker Henry Russell are brought together to hear his last will and testament, revealing a £50,000 inheritance each if they can all complete a set task completely out of character. The assignments are designed to reflect their greatest shortcomings and test their abilities to adapt and ultimately change for the better. Law-abiding retired army officer Deniston (Alastair Sim), secretly writes scandalous novels until he is given a week to get himself arrested for an actual crime and jailed for exactly 28 days. Haughty Agnes (Fay Compton) must find employment as a housekeeper in a middle-class home and retain her position for a month despite her disdain. Simon (Guy Middleton), a penniless womanising rogue, would have to marry the first single woman he speaks to, such as the cigarette girl at the club he frequents (Audrey Hepburn). Finally, timid Herbert (George Cole) needs to hold up the bank manager he works for with a mask and a toy pistol. Can they all pull it off in order to grab the cash? Special Features NEW Alastair Sim and Laughter in Paradise: Interview with Stephen Fry Ministry of Information short Nero: Save Fuel (1943) starring Alastair Sim & George Cole Behind the Scenes Stills gallery Alastair Sim's Rectorial Address at Edinburgh University (1949)

  • School For ScoundrelsSchool For Scoundrels | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £19.42   |  Saving you £-6.43 (-49.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Enrol at the wacky College of Lifemanship where a senior host of great British comedians teach a completely uproarious course on how to come out tops in any social situation! Study with Alistair Sim and learn his valuable hints on the art of comic One-upmanship. Follow his expert advice to victimised Ian Carmichael about romance fully equipped to cope with life's hilarious humiliations without really cheating. Based on the books by Stephen Potter.

  • Scrooge [1951]Scrooge | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Alistair Sim's Scrooge is an all-time favourite Christmas family film and a genuine classic of British cinema. Scrooge is also the definitive big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' one of the world's best loved Christmas stories

  • Green for Danger [Blu-ray]Green for Danger | Blu Ray | (28/10/2019) from £16.35   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Alastair Sim gives one of his most memorable performances as a whimsically complacent police inspector investigating a series of murders at a wartime emergency hospital in this masterful comedy thriller from Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Deftly subverting the conventions of the standard whodunit , Green for Danger features atmospheric cinematography from Wilkie Cooper and strong supporting performances from Trevor Howard, Sally Gray and Rosamund John. This classic post-war feature is now presented in a brand-new transfer from original film elements and in its original theatrical aspect ratio. When an air raid casualty dies on the operating table a theatre sister stumbles upon evidence suggesting his death was no accident. When she in turn is killed, Inspector Cockrill realising that each remaining suspect has a strong motive for the murders must reconstruct the crime to reveal the killer's true identity

  • School For Scoundrels [Blu-ray]School For Scoundrels | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    In School for Scoundrels wimpy Ian Carmichael wants to impress girls and get one over on all-round show-off and cad Terry Thomas (playing gloriously to type). Discovering Alastair Simms' unorthodox school Carmichael happily enrols and learns the quaint tricks of the day for securing the admiration of a fair lady. Ultimately as a star pupil he teaches the Master a thing or two about true love when everything turns out just fine in the end. Appealing to all male sensibilities is the idea of a magical set of simple rules for winning someone's affections. Set in the tweed-rich environment of an English boarding school makes this an even quainter notion. To watch this classic comedy is to cock one's snoot at womanisers everywhere while unavoidably making a mental list of anything that might actually work! The three central performances are brilliantly realised, particularly the role reversal between Carmichael and Thomas. Try playing a tennis match after a viewing without calling "hard cheese". -Paul Tonks

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