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The Ealing Comedy Collection (1955) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
The Ealing Comedy Collection (1955) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
  • The Ealing Comedy Collection (1955) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

The Ealing Comedy Collection (1955) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

Format:
DVD
UK Certification:
PG
Region:
Region 2
Publisher:
Elevation Sales
Genre:
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Number of Items:
5 disc(s)
Media Format:
DVD
MSRP: £24.99
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Collection of five classic British comedies. In 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949) an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The D'Ascoynes cast his mother out when she decided to marry a commoner, Louis's father, and on her death refused to allow her to be buried in the family vault. An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a dukedom? In 'Passport to Pimlico' (1949) an unexploded bomb goes off in Pimlico, uncovering documents which reveal that this part of London in fact belongs to Burgundy in France. An autonomous state is set up in a spirit of optimism, but the petty squabbles of everyday life soon shatter the utopian vision of a non-restrictive nation. In 'Whisky Galore!' (1949), set during the Second World War, the inhabitants of a small Hebridean island are wilting under a chronic shortage of whisky. When a ship is wrecked on the shore, it is discovered to contain 50,000 cases of malt, which are promptly appropriated by the men of the island. All is well until an English Home Guard commander - determined to see the whisky restored to its rightful owners - calls in Her Majesty's Customs, and the islanders make frantic attempts to hide their treasured alcoholic booty! In 'The Man in the White Suite' (1951) Sidney Stratton (Guinness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. Finally, in 'The Ladykillers' (1955) a group of bank robbers struggle to silence the eccentric old lady who discovers their crime. Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) lives alone in King's Cross with her parrots. She has been led to believe that the group of men renting rooms from her, Professor Marcus (Guinness), the Major (Cecil Parker), Louis (Herbert Lom), Harry (Peter Sellers) and One-Round (Danny Green), are classical musicians. However, when one of the group's cases gets caught in the door and opens to reveal, not a musical instrument, but a plethora of banknotes, the virtuous Mrs Wilberforce vows to go to the police with the identities of the men. The criminals agree that the old lady has to be killed to silence her, but will this be as straightforward as it sounds?
Starring
Dennis Price
Format
DVD
Country
United Kingdom
UK Certification
PG
Region
Region 2
Publisher
Elevation Sales
Genre
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Colour
Col & B/W
Publication Date
02 Oct 2017
Catalogue No
OPTD4129
Edition
Box Set
Director
Robert Hamer
Director
Henry Cornelius
Director
Alexander MacKendrick
Producer
Michael Balcon
Writer
Robert Hamer
Writer
John Dighton
Writer
T.E.B. Clarke
Writer
Compton Mackenzie
Writer
Angus MacPhail
Writer
Roger MacDougall
Writer
Alexander MacKendrick
Writer
William Rose
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music
Georges Auric
Music
Ernest Irving
Music
Benjamin Frankel
Music
Tristram Cary
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Lionel Banes
Cinematographer
Gerald Gibbs
Cinematographer
Otto Heller
Year of Release
1955
Number of Items
5 disc(s)
Pre-order
No
Media Format
DVD
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Directors: Robert Hamer, Henry Cornelius, Alexander MacKendrick
Producer: Michael Balcon
Writers: Robert Hamer, John Dighton, T.E.B. Clarke, Compton Mackenzie, Angus MacPhail, Roger MacDougall, Alexander MacKendrick, William Rose
Musics: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georges Auric, Ernest Irving, Benjamin Frankel, Tristram Cary
Cinematographers: Douglas Slocombe, Lionel Banes, Gerald Gibbs, Otto Heller
Actors: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, Arthur Lowe, Clive Morton, John Penrose, Hugh Griffith, Audrey Fildes, Cecil Rampage, Stanley Holloway, Basil Radford, Hermione Baddeley, Paul Dupuis, John Slater, Charles Hawtrey, James Hayter, Jane Hylton, Barbara Murray, Margaret Rutherford, Sidney Tafler, Betty Warren, Naunton Wayne, James Robertson Justice, Jean Cadell, Gordon Jackson, Gabrielle Blunt, Morland Graham, John Gregson, Catherine Lacey, A. E. Matthews, Henry Mollison, Bruce Seton, Wylie Watson, Duncan Macrae, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Howard Marion Crawford, Patric Doonan, Harold Goodwin, Colin Gordon, Joan Harben, Vida Hope, Duncan Lamont, John Rudling, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Katie Johnson, Jack Warner, Frankie Howerd, Fred Griffiths, Philip Stainton, Kenneth Connor

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