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The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (1951) (Box Set Restored) [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray / Box Set Restored]
The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (1951) (Box Set Restored) [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray / Box Set Restored]
  • The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (1951) (Box Set Restored) [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray / Box Set Restored]

The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (1951) (Box Set Restored) [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray / Box Set Restored]

Format:
Blu-ray
UK Certification:
U
Region:
Region B
Publisher:
Elevation Sales
Genre:
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Number of Items:
3 disc(s)
Media Format:
Blu-ray
Price: £19.85
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Description
Collection of three films from Britain's Ealing Studios all starring Alec Guinness. 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 aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse 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 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 'The Lavender Hill Mob' (1951) Guinness stars as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn. In 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951) eccentric Sidney Stratton (Guiness) 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.
Starring
Alec Guinness
Format
Blu-ray
Country
United Kingdom
UK Certification
U
Region
Region B
Publisher
Elevation Sales
Genre
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Colour
B/W
Publication Date
31 Mar 2014
Catalogue No
OPTBD2676
Edition
Box Set Restored
Director
Robert Hamer
Director
Charles Crichton
Director
Alexander MacKendrick
Producer
Michael Balcon
Writer
Robert Hamer
Writer
John Dighton
Writer
T.E.B. Clarke
Writer
Roger MacDougall
Writer
Alexander MacKendrick
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music
Georges Auric
Music
Ernest Irving
Music
Benjamin Frankel
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe
Duration
272
Year of Release
1951
Number of Items
3 disc(s)
Pre-order
No
Media Format
Blu-ray
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Directors: Robert Hamer, Charles Crichton, Alexander MacKendrick
Producer: Michael Balcon
Writers: Robert Hamer, John Dighton, T.E.B. Clarke, Roger MacDougall, Alexander MacKendrick
Musics: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georges Auric, Ernest Irving, Benjamin Frankel
Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe
Actors: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Audrey Hepburn, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

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