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Sim, Alastair 1900-1976

Overview
Works: 89 works in 471 publications in 4 languages and 6,639 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Children's films  History  Animated films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PR4572, 791.4372
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Barbie in a Christmas carol by Celtic Thunder (Musical group : 2007-)( visu )
140 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,693 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 ruling class by Peter Medak( visu )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Devastating satire on the British upper classes stars Peter O'Toole as the 14th Earl of Gurney fresh from an insane asylum to claim his inheritance. Jack Gurney's mad goodness - he believes himself to be Jesus Christ - is contrasted with the rest of the family's sane evil. He finally is "cured" and becomes a blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords
Stage Fright by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
9 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
"Eve Gill (Jane Wyman), an aspiring young actress, shelters a fellow acting student, Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) from the police. He is suspected of murdering the husband of his mistress, Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich), a famous singer. Jonathan claims that he became implicated when he tried to help Charlotte destroy the evidence. Eve's eccentric father, Commodore Gill (Alastair Sim), agrees to hide Jonathan in his house while she proves his innocence. To do this, Eve becomes Charlotte's temporary maid. Eve's father devises a plan to force Charlotte to confess in front of the Inspector investigating the case, Wilfred Smith (Michael Wilding). When the plan doesn't work, Eve tries blackmailing Charlotte into a confession while the police listen outside her dressing room. Charlotte agrees to pay, but insists that Jonathan is the real killer."--Container
Green for danger by Sidney Gilliat( visu )
15 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 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( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 333 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?
School for scoundrels by Dimension Films ; Troublemakers Studio( visu )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 218 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( visu )
32 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 115 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
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( visu )
12 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 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( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A poor London orphan decides to accept the largess of odd relatives living on a Sussex farm
The millionairess by Anthony Asquith( visu )
20 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
In this comic film a beautiful, spoiled heiress has everything money can buy, except a husband. After a disastrous first marriage, she sets her sights on a dedicated but poor Indian doctor who has saved her from suicide
The unbelievers by Alastair Sim( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
A brooding, Victorian murder mystery set in the Scottish Highlands and featuring Inspector Allerdyce and Sergeant McGillivray Scotland's richest man has been shot dead and dumped down a well. Was the Duke of Dornoch murdered by one of the miners whose wages he cut because of "market forces"' Was he killed in return for his part in clearing the Highlands of their people' Did a discarded lover take their final revenge' Inspector Allerdyce and Sergeant McGillivray VC must find out before the killer strikes again. But their search, from the material heights of Victorian society to its moral dregs, threatens to overturn everything Allerdyce believes and loves. In the tradition of Charles Finch and The Somnambulist, Alastair Sim has crafted a memorable, atmospheric novel that covers new ground in the world of Victorian mysteries
Cottage to let by Anthony Asquith( visu )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 56 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
Hue and cry by Charles Crichton( visu )
23 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 54 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 littlest horse thieves ( visu )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Pit ponies at a Yorkshire mine are to be replaced with machinery, and three horse-loving youngsters band together to try and prevent the slaughter of the ponies
The inspector calls by Guy Hamilton( visu )
12 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 25 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 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
Cold comfort farm ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In part two (of three) Amos' fire and brimstone drives Flora to seek solace briefly in a tea shop where she encounters and subdues Mr. Mybug, a London acquaintance. Back at the farm, she meets Seth and discovers what, besides sex, inspires him. Cousin Reubin slowly warms to Flora's planned farm management shake-up. Educating Elfine is Flora's next task, undertaken in anticipation of a fateful celebration for wealthy young Dick Hawk-Monitor's birthday
Blue murder at St. Trinians by Frank Launder( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The awful schoolgirls win a UNESCO prize trip which takes them to Rome where they become involved with a jewel thief
 
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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
الستر سیم بازیگر بریتانیایی
アラステア・シム
阿拉斯泰爾·西姆
Languages
English (340)
Spanish (8)
German (6)
French (1)
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