Ealing Comedy Collection

Ealing Comedy Collection

Director: Alexander MacKendrick, Charles Crichton, Charles Frend, Henry Cornelius

Cast: Alexander MacKendrick, Charles Crichton, Charles Frend, Henry Cornelius

     
 
One of a number of independent British studios who produced features for the local market in the 1940s and 50s, Ealing Studios earned a worldwide reputation for a charming series of wry, low-key comedies, and this DVD set features five of Ealing's most fondly remembered titles. The Maggie follows an American plumbing salesman who strikes a deal with a Scottish

Overview

One of a number of independent British studios who produced features for the local market in the 1940s and 50s, Ealing Studios earned a worldwide reputation for a charming series of wry, low-key comedies, and this DVD set features five of Ealing's most fondly remembered titles. The Maggie follows an American plumbing salesman who strikes a deal with a Scottish skipper to haul his merchandise to an island, only to find he's been taken for a ride in more ways than one. In Passport to Pimlico, a document is discovered that states the small British town of Pimlico is actually under the rule of Burgundy, leading many of its citizens to suddenly embrace their new national status. A pair of Welsh coal miners win a trip to London in A Run for Your Money; however, between not finding their assigned escort and getting separated in traffic, they soon find the big city to be a bit much for them. The residents of the town of Titfield decide to take over operation of their local train line when the national rail service passes them by in The Titfield Thunderbolt. And Whisky Galore follows the hilarity when the good people of Todday, a small island off the coast of Scotland which has been without alcoholic beverages for months due to wartime rationing, discover an American military ship has crashed on their coastline with a cargo of 50,000 bottles of whisky.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
UPC:
0013131279498
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Time:
7:08:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Whimple
Basil Radford Capt. Paul Waggett
Paul Douglas Marshall
Stanley Holloway Arthur Pemberton,Valentine
Alex Mackenzie Skipper
Betty Warren Connie Pemberton
Donald Houston Dai Jones
George Relph Rev. Weech
Joan Greenwood Peggy Macroon
Barbara Murray Shirley Pemberton
Catherine Lacey Mrs. Waggett
James Copeland Mate
Moira Lister Jo
Naunton Wayne Blakeworth
Abe Barker Engineer
Gordon Jackson George Campbell
John Gregson Gordon
Meredith Edwards Tom Jones
Paul Dupuis Duke of Burgundy
Bruce Seton Sgt. Odd
Godfrey Tearle The Bishop
Hugh Griffith Huw Price
John Slater Frank Huggins
Tommy Kearins Wee Boy
James Robertson Justice Dr. MacLaren
Jane Hylton Molly Reid
Raymond Huntley Mr. Wix
Philip Stainton Police Constable Ted Spiller
Roy Carr Benny Spiller

Technical Credits
Alexander MacKendrick Director
Charles Crichton Director
Charles Frend Director
Henry Cornelius Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The "Maggie"
1. The Maggie's Return (Main Titles) [6:59]
2. Stealing a Charter [6:53]
3. Trouble on the Subway [4:11]
4. Lost and Found [5:33]
5. Rendezvous With Mr. Marshall [5:59]
6. Poaching [4:07]
7. This Is No Joke [3:33]
8. Game of Wits [6:36]
9. 10 Miles to a Phone [5:06]
10. Sabotage [10:59]
11. Mr. Marshall's Frustrations [5:15]
12. The Party [6:57]
13. Buying the Maggie [6:08]
14. Maggie Runs Aground [9:49]
15. The Calvin B. Marshall [3:02]
16. End Credits [:44]
Side #2 -- Passport to Pimlico
1. Main Titles [2:03]
2. The Neighborhood [3:51]
3. Sense of Responsibility [3:42]
4. Buried Treasure [5:58]
5. Story of the Duke [7:01]
6. This Is Burgundy [7:19]
7. Invasion [6:35]
8. Heir's Arrival [6:03]
9. Customs and Immigration [5:00]
10. Passport to Pimlico [3:17]
11. Whitehall's New Threat [6:16]
12. The Frontier Is Closed [6:57]
13. Stealing Water [5:53]
14. England's Charity [7:24]
15. Reunification [6:10]
16. End Credits [:52]
Side #3 -- A Run for Your Money
1. In the Beginning (Main Titles) [2:34]
2. Good News [4:28]
3. Off to London [6:01]
4. The Train Station [3:47]
5. Money Sparks Interest [6:53]
6. Saving the Harp [6:11]
7. The Echo [7:21]
8. Led Astray [8:06]
9. Drunk and Disorderly [6:20]
10. The Con [5:19]
11. Romancing a Sap [6:22]
12. The Girl Back Home [8:02]
13. Contest [5:26]
14. A Run for Your Money [2:10]
15. The Return Home [3:55]
16. End Credits [:33]
Side #4 -- Whisky Galore!
1. Main Titles [2:21]
2. Nothing but Water [5:23]
3. The Ferry's Arrival [6:33]
4. Roadblock [5:20]
5. Lost at Sea [8:17]
6. The Sabbath [9:52]
7. Midnight Monday [6:40]
8. Saving the Whisky [4:30]
9. I Suspect All of Them [6:06]
10. The Investigation [5:47]
11. Celebration [3:46]
12. Hide the Whisky! [2:28]
13. A Good Stiff Drink [6:02]
14. The Password Is Whisky [7:13]
15. Unhappily Ever After [2:32]
16. End Credits [:45]
Side #5 -- The Titfield Thunderbolt
1. Main Titles [1:44]
2. The Notice [3:31]
3. Capital Idea [8:21]
4. Taking a Chance [8:10]
5. It Takes a Village [2:03]
6. All Aboard [6:47]
7. The Duel [6:37]
8. Bucket Brigade [8:41]
9. Too Successful [3:04]
10. Sabotage [7:43]
11. A Bad Idea [5:51]
12. Titfield Thunderbolt [4:05]
13. The Inspector [5:14]
14. Emergency Test [6:07]
15. The Little Engine That Can [4:55]
16. End Credits [:40]

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