Alastair Sim’s School for Laughter: 4 Classic Comedies


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Studio: Film Movement
Director: Various
Year: 1947-1954
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Alastair Sim
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs:
Street Date: 7-Apr-2020
Runtime (minutes): 363

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Alastair Sim’s School for Laughter: 4 Classic Comedies is the seminal 4-disc box set of classic British comedies, starring legendary comedic actor Alastair Sim, restored in HD and released for the first time ever on Blu Ray in North America.

The Belles Of St. Trinian’s:
The schoolgirls of St. Trinian’s are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the headmistress’ brother. In this classic comedy which spawned several sequels, both the headmistress and her brother are played by Alastair Sim. Based on the cartoons of Ronald Searle.

School For Scoundrels:
Based on the Stephen Potter books One Upmanship and Lifemanship, Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by “Professor” Potter (Alastair Sim) and discovers the secrets of success. But has he the courage to put all his lessons into effect? From the director of Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Laughter In Paradise:
Famed practical joker Henry Russell leaves 50,000 pounds to each of his four surviving relatives. But his will has one last joke – they each have to undertake a task completely out of character within a month. As each sets out on their objective they find that quite apart from the promised riches, they are unexpectedly getting a lot out of the challenge. All except caddish Simon Russell, that is. Released in 1951, Laughter In Paradise was Britain’s top-grossing film. Watch carefully and see a young Audrey Hepburn in a bit part as a cigarette girl.

Hue And Cry:
Teenager Joe Kirby, fantasizing he’s on the track of criminals, finds to his astonishment that it has all come true. He has walked straight into the story of his comic book. Very soon he convinces himself and his adventurous cronies the comic is being used as a means of communication between a master criminal and his gang of thieves. The first of the Ealing comedies.

Over 2 hours of bonus features, including interviews with film historian Geoff Brown, Alastair Sim’s daughter Melrith McKendrick, The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw, and much more.

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