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Barnacle Bill (1957): Continuity script
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directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Irene Browne, 1896-1965 and Maurice Denham, 1909-2002 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1957), 149 page(s)
From the dawn of time to the battle of Jutland, the Ambrose family tree has always maintained its ability to create a long line of distinguished naval officers, until now. Captain William Horatio Ambrose (Guinness) has tried hard to preserve his family’s tradition but unfortunately suffers from chronic sea sickn...
directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Irene Browne, 1896-1965 and Maurice Denham, 1909-2002 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1957), 149 page(s)
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Beggar's Opera (1953): Continuity script
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written by John Gay, 1685-1732; directed by Peter Brook, 1925-; produced by Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907-1989 and Herbert Wilcox, 1890-1977, Herbert Wilcox Productions; performed by Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907-1989, Hugh Griffith, 1912-1980 and Dorothy Tutin, 1930-2001 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 152 page(s)
Set in the tawdry underbelly of 17th Century London, a sordid world of bandits, cut throats and corrupted officials, The Beggar's Opera follows the raffish escapades of Captain MacHeath, a reckless, brooding adventurer and notorious highwayman, and the seething plot to have him hanged. The Beggar's Opera is an aut...
written by John Gay, 1685-1732; directed by Peter Brook, 1925-; produced by Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907-1989 and Herbert Wilcox, 1890-1977, Herbert Wilcox Productions; performed by Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907-1989, Hugh Griffith, 1912-1980 and Dorothy Tutin, 1930-2001 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 152 page(s)
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Cruel Sea (1953): Continuity script
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directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Leslie Norman, 1911-1993, Ealing Studios; performed by Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973, Sir Donald Sinden, 1923-2014 and John Stratton, 1925-1991 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 48 page(s)
Commander Ericson is made captain of the Corvette Compass Rose, a small escort vessel used to guide and protect convoys travelling through the Atlantic. Ericson is thrown into a life and death dilemma which forces him to choose between destroying an enemy ship and sparing the lives of his own men. Ealing breaks fr...
directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Leslie Norman, 1911-1993, Ealing Studios; performed by Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973, Sir Donald Sinden, 1923-2014 and John Stratton, 1925-1991 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 48 page(s)
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Dunkirk (1958): Continuity script
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directed by Leslie Norman, 1911-1993; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir John Mills, 1908-2005, Lord Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014 and Robert Urquhart, 1921-1995 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1958), 226 page(s)
Dunkirk follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where upon the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and allied troops from Nazi occupied France. Seen from the dual perspectives of a jaded journalist in search of propaganda and a weary soldier desperately trying to give his troop som...
directed by Leslie Norman, 1911-1993; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir John Mills, 1908-2005, Lord Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014 and Robert Urquhart, 1921-1995 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1958), 226 page(s)
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The Green Man (1956): Continuity script
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written by Frank Launder, 1906-1997 and Sidney Gilliat, 1908-1994; directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971 and Robert Day, 1922-; produced by Sidney Gilliat, 1908-1994 and Frank Launder, 1906-1997, Grenadier Films; performed by Alastair Sim, 1900-1976, George Cole, 1925-2015 and Terry-Thomas, 1911-1990 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1956), 182 page(s)
A scintillating Alastair Sim plays Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part-time job- he is also a professional assassin who bumps off all the people we love to hate. But when pompous MP Sir Gregory Upshott is the intended target, bungling vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake gets in the way.
written by Frank Launder, 1906-1997 and Sidney Gilliat, 1908-1994; directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971 and Robert Day, 1922-; produced by Sidney Gilliat, 1908-1994 and Frank Launder, 1906-1997, Grenadier Films; performed by Alastair Sim, 1900-1976, George Cole, 1925-2015 and Terry-Thomas, 1911-1990 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1956), 182 page(s)
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Hobson's Choice (1954): Continuity script
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written by Harold Brighouse, 1882-1958; directed by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; produced by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991, London Film Productions and British Lion Film Corporation; performed by Charles Laughton, 1899-1962, Sir John Mills, 1908-2005 and Brenda de Banzie, 1909-1981 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 166 page(s)
Charles Laughton delivers a bravura performance as a Lancashire bootmaker who attempts to dictate his daughter’s choice of husband, only to find that she marries his downtrodden and simple-minded employee and starts a rival business. Set in the 1890s, this working class comedy by Harold Brighouse is wonderfully...
written by Harold Brighouse, 1882-1958; directed by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; produced by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991, London Film Productions and British Lion Film Corporation; performed by Charles Laughton, 1899-1962, Sir John Mills, 1908-2005 and Brenda de Banzie, 1909-1981 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 166 page(s)
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Ice Cold in Alex (1958): Continuity script
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directed by J. Lee Thompson, 1914-2002; produced by W. A. Whittaker, fl. 1949-1967, Associated British Picture Corporation; performed by Sir John Mills, 1908-2005, Sylvia Syms, 1934- and Sir Anthony Quayle, 1913-1989 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1958), 170 page(s)
A classic war film starring acting legend John Mills. Ice Cold in Alex refers to the beer that an army ambulance Captain has promised himself as a reward when he, two nurses, a mechanic and a mysterious South African officer complete their arduous and perilous trek across the deserts of North Africa to Alexandria....
directed by J. Lee Thompson, 1914-2002; produced by W. A. Whittaker, fl. 1949-1967, Associated British Picture Corporation; performed by Sir John Mills, 1908-2005, Sylvia Syms, 1934- and Sir Anthony Quayle, 1913-1989 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1958), 170 page(s)
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An Inspector Calls (1954): Continuity script
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written by J. B. Priestley, 1894-1984; directed by Guy Hamilton, 1922-2016; produced by A. D. Peters, fl. 1950-1962, British Lion Film Corporation and Watergate Productions; performed by Alastair Sim, 1900-1976, Arthur Young, 1898-1959 and Olga Lindo, 1899-1968 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 163 page(s)
The Birling family are rich, pampered and complacent. It is 1912, and the shadow of the impending war has yet to fall across their lives. As they sit down to dinner one night, celebrating the engagement of the eldest child, Sheila, to prosperous business man Gerald, a knock at the door announces the arrival of a v...
written by J. B. Priestley, 1894-1984; directed by Guy Hamilton, 1922-2016; produced by A. D. Peters, fl. 1950-1962, British Lion Film Corporation and Watergate Productions; performed by Alastair Sim, 1900-1976, Arthur Young, 1898-1959 and Olga Lindo, 1899-1968 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 163 page(s)
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The Ladykillers (1955): Continuity script
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directed by Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Cecil Parker, 1897-1971 and Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1955), 145 page(s)
Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and the 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander MacKendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. With iconic performances from Alec Guin...
directed by Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Cecil Parker, 1897-1971 and Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1955), 145 page(s)
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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951): Continuity script
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directed by Charles Crichton, 1910-1999; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Stanley Holloway, 1890-1982 and Sidney James, 1913-1976 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1951), 123 page(s)
Holland (Alec Guinness), is a shy retiring man who works as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury’s smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Tower...
directed by Charles Crichton, 1910-1999; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Stanley Holloway, 1890-1982 and Sidney James, 1913-1976 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1951), 123 page(s)
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