A sequel was released in 2009 and a third film in this rebooted series has been announced. But the marriage was a political alliance, and the …
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Included are THE MAGGIE (aka HIGH AND DRY), A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY, THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT, WHISKEY GALORE, and PASSPORT TO PIMLICO. Featuring contributions from Ealing regulars such as screenwriter T.E.B. These were among the much-praised “Ealing Comedies” that have become a classic genre in their own right. •
The Maggie (1954) (U.S title: High & Dry). Starring:
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A piece of timely foreshadowing from the studio, the film was released a decade before the notorious report by Dr Beeching led to the closure of many small branch lines in the U.K. Starring:
Rockets Galore! Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, Charles Frend
Valerie Hobson, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Charles Crichton
Ealing Studios Comedy Collection (The Maggie / A Run for Your Money / Titfield Thunderbolt / Whisky Galore! •
The film’s portrayal of the aristocracy is noteworthy, by all looking similar perhaps Ealing were playing up to gags about inbreeding.
Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) sets about reclaiming his inheritance from the D’Ascoyne family following the death of his mother, disowned by the family years earlier for marrying an Italian Opera singer. Ealing Studios’ output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age of British cinema. Passport To Pimlico, Kind Hearts And Coronets, Whisky Galore, The Man In The White Suit, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers are the six which are being re-issued in digitally remastered prints. Three films from Ealing's zenith year, 1949, anchor the collection. Ealing Comedy DVD Collection - The Ladykillers/Kind Hearts and Coronets/The Lavender Hill Mob/The Man in the White Suit  Alec Guinness. The Titfield Thunderbolt, Dir. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to upload most of them. William Rose (who went on to write ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’) won a BAFTA for this script about a gang of oddball criminals who use a room in a house belonging to eccentric old widow Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) as a base to plan a robbery. For modern audiences it also provides an idea of what life was like for those first homes in a street to have a television. Balcon discontinued the ATP name and began to is…
A 1957 sequel set on the same island and produced by Rank is less well known. / Passport to Pimlico) Featuring contributions from Ealing regulars such as screenwriter T.E.B.
Ealing Studios Comedy Collection on DVD. Ealing Studios in London was home to some of the finest classic British films of the 20th century. He was joined on the management level by Stephen Courtauld and Reginald Baker.
The Lavender Hill Mob 1951, 81 min. John Mills, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Alberto Cavalcanti
Built in London in 1931 Ealing studios are perhaps most immediately associated with producing a string of cosy black and white comedies in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.
With Ealing Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) ... A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. A lesser known Ealing comedy featuring beautiful location shots of the Scottish countryside complete with small fishing ports then untouched by mass tourism.
4.6 out of 5 stars 323. Another well known Ealing classic, directed by Alexander MacKendrick with a script by Compton Mackenzie (adapted from his novel), laws on references to alcohol meant it was released as Tight Little Island in the U.S. In 1931, they built Ealing Studios, transferring all production there in December of that year. Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Alexander Mackendrick
Here are 15 of the best from Ealing: Directed by Anthony Pelissier, based on the play ‘Beggar My Neighbour’ by Arnold Ridley, the film sees stage actor Sam Hollinsworth (Stanley Holloway) knocked unconscious only to encounter Lucifer himself (also played by Holloway). Always at the forefront of media innovation, the Studios have launched many of Britain’s greatest dramas.
Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford, Barbara Murray, Alberto Cavalcanti
Despite mixed reviews upon its release this reboot of the franchise centring on the disreputable and unruly girls’ school carries all the escapist madness and rebellious eccentricity founded in the Ealing favourites of old. The plot sees the girls take on the Eton establishment in a TV Quiz show and become involved in an art robbery to raise enough money to protect their school from closure. It was directed by Henry Cornelius. See more ideas about film, ealing, british films. Ealing Studios was loved, and it still is, well over half a century since its heyday. Taste of Cinema 2019. Remade in 2004 with Tom Hanks, Guinness’s portrayal of Professor Marcus was based on actor Alastair Sim. In 1949, Ealing Studios released four comedy films in close succession and the classic British film institution of the Ealing Comedies was firmly established. To mark the event, restored versions of some of Ealing's greatest comedies are being released (yet again) in British cinemas. Robert Hamer directs this Ealing favourite set in Edwardian England. There are also some interesting views with regard to hunting at one instance. •
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John Mills, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, Adventure • Adventure Drama • Based-on-a-True-Story, Basil Dearden
Lucifer enlists Hollinsworth’s help in observing how television can be used to make peoples’ lives miserable starting with Mr Pedelty when he receives a television as a retirement gift. In tune with other Ealing comedies the plot features an underdog (although, in this case, not an entirely sympathetic one) character taking on the establishment and flouting authority, although ultimately he is to pay for his crimes. Starring:
Here Ealing puts the audience in on the inside of a crime ‘with no real victim’ – as the criminals put it – pointing out all the money stolen from the security van will be insured, justifying a notion of rebellion against the system.
The story opens in Copenhagen in the year 1776 on the wedding night of the King and Princess Caroline Mathilde. Starring:
Ealing Studios is the oldest working film studio in the world. The centenary of the UK's famous Ealing Studios is being celebrated with the cinema re-release of six classic Ealing comedies on Friday.
Although it only lasted from 1938-1959, the output was amazing and full of classic comedies as well as dramatic tales that still fascinate the modern audience. •
Here Ealing provides a comedic but cynical eye regarding the effect of television on the masses.
Charles Crichton, 1953. It’s a familiar Ealing formula of the simple man bending the rules and taking on authority to make a crust. Ealing Studios are synonymous with the comedy films produced there in the 1940s and 1950s, but for over thirty years they were the home of filmed productions at the BBC.
Ealing Studios and its films; themes and issues in Ealing films; Ealing studios and British cinema of the 1940s and 1950s.
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It’s noteworthy that five of the most libertarian films ever made were produced by Britain’s Ealing Studios in the brief period, 1949-1957. 8 offers from £13.41. Ultimately, it is the police as complacent authority figures whose refusal to believe Mrs Wilberforce leads to the crime going unsolved and the underdog triumphing as Mrs W walks away with the money. Starring:
Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age of British cinema. Charles Crichton • Starring: Alec Guinness, Alfie Bass, Stanley … Jean Kent, Stanley Holloway, Tommy Trinder, Charles Frend
The crew want only to make enough money to keep the Maggie afloat. Many of the following films epitomise the comedic cheer the studio still remains best known for. Jack Hawkins, Denholm Elliott, Donald Sinden, Charles Crichton
It's the 80th anniversary of Ealing Studios this year. When Mrs Wilberforce discovers their loot they eventually plot to kill her. The main bulk of the story is told in flashback as Mazzini composes his memoirs from death row, charting his exploits as he kills off the eight remaining members of the D’Ascoyne family (each played by Alec Guinness) one by one. The original Ealing Studios, founded in 1931, was not a production company at all; it was merely the Ealing Green studio of a small-time production company named Associated Talking Pictures.
Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Charles Crichton
When Marshall realises he’s been made to look a fool he does everything he can to stop MacTaggart. The Importance of Being Earnest five years earlier was a credible effort but lacked in the spirit of past ventures. However, Ealing films also harbour a darker more rebellious streak, echoing themes and socio-economic complexities of their time (some of which still resonate today). Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Denholm Elliott, John Landis
By necessity, the Ealing Studios Comedy Collection takes second place to the Alec Guinness Collection, the latter being the crème de la crème of Ealing's signature actor. Starring:
With cinemas already experiencing declining audience numbers (Ealing Studios would be sold to BBC TV two years later), the narrative provides food for thought on the social and even psychological effect of mass media in the home. Ealing made more comedies than these - altogether, some 30 of the studio's 95 features were comic - and in its later years there were attempts to refresh the brand, with vehicles for international star David Niven(The Love Lottery, d. Crichton, 1954) and for newcomers Benny Hill(Who Done It?, d. Dearden, 1956) and Harry Secombe(Davy, d.
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