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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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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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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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Maggie (1954): Continuity script
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directed by Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993; produced by Michael Truman, 1916-1972, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Paul Douglas, 1907-1959, Alex Mackenzie, 1885-1965 and James Copeland, 1919-2002 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 139 page(s)
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, The Maggie is a heart warming comedy set in Scotland, about a skipper who tricks a wealthy American into entrusting him to ship valuable cargo on a dilapidated old puffer boat, intending to spend his fee for the journey on much needed repairs to the vessel. The Maggie is one of E...
directed by Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993; produced by Michael Truman, 1916-1972, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Paul Douglas, 1907-1959, Alex Mackenzie, 1885-1965 and James Copeland, 1919-2002 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1954), 139 page(s)
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The Magnet (1950): Continuity script
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directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Stephen Murray, 1912-1983, Kay Walsh, 1911-2005 and James Fox, 1939- (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1950), 107 page(s)
Ten-year-old Johnny Brent (James Fox - The Servant) tricks a young boy to swap him a toy magnet for his ‘invisible watch’. Troubled afterwards by his conscience, Johnny rids himself of the magnet, presenting it to a charitable fund. When news of this touching sacrifice by an unknown child appeals to the imagin...
directed by Charles Frend, 1909-1977; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Stephen Murray, 1912-1983, Kay Walsh, 1911-2005 and James Fox, 1939- (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1950), 107 page(s)
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The Man In The White Suit (1951): 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, Joan Greenwood, 1921-1987 and Cecil Parker, 1897-1971 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1951), 117 page(s)
Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don’t see it that way; they try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, for...
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, Joan Greenwood, 1921-1987 and Cecil Parker, 1897-1971 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1951), 117 page(s)
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The Smallest Show On Earth (1962): Continuity script
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directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; produced by Michael Relph, 1915-2004, Hallmark Productions; performed by Virginia McKenna, 1931-, Bill Travers, 1922-1994, Dame Margaret Rutherford, 1892-1972 and Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1962), 158 page(s)
This comedy, by director Basil Dearden, features Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, and Peter Sellers.
directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; produced by Michael Relph, 1915-2004, Hallmark Productions; performed by Virginia McKenna, 1931-, Bill Travers, 1922-1994, Dame Margaret Rutherford, 1892-1972 and Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1962), 158 page(s)
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The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953): Continuity script
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directed by Charles Crichton, 1910-1999; produced by Michael Truman, 1916-1972 and Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Stanley Holloway, 1890-1982, George Relph, 1888-1960 and Naunton Wayne, 1901-1970 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 111 page(s)
When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line, a group of local village residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the complete lack of licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately this puts them into direct competit...
directed by Charles Crichton, 1910-1999; produced by Michael Truman, 1916-1972 and Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Stanley Holloway, 1890-1982, George Relph, 1888-1960 and Naunton Wayne, 1901-1970 (London, England: Studio Canal, 2015, first release 1953), 111 page(s)
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