Endlessly finding himself on the wrong end of a situation, businessman Henry Palfrey seeks help at the College of Lifemanship run by the cunning Mr. Potter. Read More »
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A newly-arrived army padre is put in charge of camp entertainment and has the idea of putting on a Brains Trust with local notables. Read More »
The Ruling Class (1972) Peter Medak, Peter O’Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Comedy, Drama, Musical
A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Read More »
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. Read More »
Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939) Walter Forde, Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers, Crime, Drama
It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a “busman’s holiday.” Read More »
Inspector Hornleigh (1939) Eugene Forde, Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Miki Hood, Comedy, Mystery, Crime
When a landlady finds one of her tenants murdered, Inspector Hornleigh is sent to investigate. Read More »
This Man Is News (1938) David MacDonald, Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson, Alastair Sim, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King’s Evidence on the other members. Read More »
The Doctor’s Dilemma (1958) Anthony Asquith, Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim, Comedy, Drama
Mrs. Dubedat loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis, but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to a doctor and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many patients, and must choose who is worth saving, but is convinced that Louis’ artistic talents make him worthy.
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Left Right and Centre (1959) Sidney Gilliat, Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Patricia Bredin, Comedy, Romance
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster.
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Hue and Cry (1947) Charles Crichton, Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
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