WorldCat Identities

Sim, Alastair 1900-1976

Overview
Works: 115 works in 488 publications in 3 languages and 6,445 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Ghost stories  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PR4572, 791.4372
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Scrooge by Charles Dickens( Visual )

83 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmasses past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
Stage Fright by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman disguises herself as a maid in order to clear her friend who's been accused of murdering his mistress's husband
A Christmas carol( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
Green for danger by Sidney Gilliat( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital, in the midst of the Nazi blitz. But was his death accidental?
She stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith( Recording )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it's the barmaid who catches his eye. But is she really who she seems?
Charles Dickens' A Christmas carol by Alastair Sim( Visual )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmasses past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent
School for scoundrels by Todd Phillips( Visual )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. S. Potter is headmaster of a school which gives instruction on "How to win without actually cheating." The school teaches the ways to seduce a women, gain points in a conversation, or beating someone who plays a better game. One of Mr. Potter's pupils is a desperate Henry Palfrey whose every attempt to win the heart of April Smith has been thwarted by the cad Raymond Delauney. Needless to say Mr. Potter's instructions allow Henry to vanquish his nemesis and win April's affections, though not quite as Mr. Potter had intended
The belles of St. Trinian's by Frank Launder( Visual )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce set among the uninhibited pupils of an unorthodox school. A sultan sends his daughter to St. Trinian's because it is near his racehorse stables. One of the students kidnaps the sultan's prize mare and pandemonium ensues
Rogue male( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolph Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers"--IMDb
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmases past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( Visual )

13 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic broadside against the English educational system. This unrestrained romp tells of a boys' school and a girls' school accidentally billeted together and the inspired anarchy that results when the droll headmaster and the iron-willed headmistress clash
Cold Comfort Farm by John Schlesinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor London orphan decides to accept the largess of odd relatives living on a Sussex farm
The littlest horse thieves( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a cold-hearted mine owner decides to push his operation into the modern age, the fate of his reliable work horses hangs in the balance. A trio of horse-loving youngsters band together to try and save the mine ponies from destruction
Cottage to let by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military scientist. For a start, the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot. Several of the people staying at the cottage are actually spies who plan to kidnap the scientist
The millionairess by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning Sophia Loren plays a spoilt wealthy heiress able to buy anything she wants. And she wants a husband. When she meets an Indian Doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy, she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to "buy" him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings
Hue and cry by Charles Crichton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang of London's East End crooks uses a serialized story in a weekly children's magazine as a means of sending messages. A bright kid spots the messages and gets his pals together to try and catch the crooks
The inspector calls by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl is murdered and an inspector calls on a prosperous Yorkshire household to investigate the sad circumstances behind her death
The Green Man( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawkins, a professional assassin, is reactivated to do away with Sir Gregory Upshoot, a politician. Hawkins tracks his quarry to a decrepit seaside resort called The Green Man and here waits to spring his trap. Hawkins is disguised as a simple clockmaker. He has planted a bomb to be exploded just when Sir Gregory arrives, but the victim does not appear. Vacuum salesman William Blake, a bumbler of the first rank, stumbles upon the plot and conducts a wild search for the killer at the inn, never for a moment suspecting the meek-mannered Hawkins. At the last minute he unearths the bomb and, seconds before it explodes, throws it out of a window and literally undoes Hawkins
Cold comfort farm( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one (of three) Flora, a poor London orphan, decides to accept the largess of the Starkadders, odd relatives living on a Sussex farm. In her efforts to tidy up the family, she finds ample material for the novel she plans to write. First Flora counsels Meriam, the young hired girl, and then she begins to guide Amos toward his true calling, which will require a Ford van
 
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The ruling class
Alternative Names
Alastair Sim acteur britannique

Alastair Sim attore britannico

Alastair Sim britischer Schauspieler

Alastair Sim britisk skodespelar

Alastair Sim britisk skuespiller

Alastair Sim Brits acteur (1900-1976)

Alastair Sim brittisk skådespelare

Sim, Alistair 1900-1976

Sim, Alister 1900-1976

Сим, Аластер

אלסטייר סים

الستر سیم بازیگر بریتانیایی

アラステア・シム

阿拉斯泰爾·西姆

Languages
English (329)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The ruling classCharles Dickens' A Christmas carolThe Happiest days of your lifeThe millionairess