Peter Sellers Collection

Peter Sellers Collection

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Director: Basil Dearden, John Boulting, Robert Day, Roy Boulting

Cast: Basil Dearden, John Boulting, Robert Day, Roy Boulting

     
 
Considered a bit too sacrilegious for general consumption in 1963, the Boulting brothers' Heavens Above was simply ahead of its time, and has since accrued a loyal and vocal following. Peter Sellers plays an idealistic British reverend with a bad habit of telling the truth at all times. He also follows his conscience whenever possible, resulting in several

Overview

Considered a bit too sacrilegious for general consumption in 1963, the Boulting brothers' Heavens Above was simply ahead of its time, and has since accrued a loyal and vocal following. Peter Sellers plays an idealistic British reverend with a bad habit of telling the truth at all times. He also follows his conscience whenever possible, resulting in several cleric decisions that shock his wealthy, landed-gentry parishioners. By inviting such "undesirables" as gypsies and West Africans to worship freely in his church, Sellers rouses the ire of the rest of his white-bread flock. He does, however, compel the selfish owner (Isabel Jeans) of a laxative firm to "see the light" and to sell off all her holdings on behalf of the poor and downtrodden. Unfortunately, by doing this the woman wrecks her business--which is the principal source of income for the community where Sellers works. Retreating from town with an angry mob on his heels, Sellers relocates on a tiny island in the Pacific. Since the island is the site of a missile base, and since the local astronauts have shown signs of agnosticism, where else is there for Sellers to go...but up? Heavens Above was inspired by a notion cooked up by iconoclastic British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2009
UPC:
0012236102052
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:00:00
Sales rank:
36,755

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Travers Matt Spenser
Ian Carmichael Stanley Windrush
Peter Sellers Dodger Lane,Fred Kite,The Rev. John Smallwood,Sir John Kennaway,The Prime Minister,Percy Quill
Terry-Thomas Cadogen de Vere Carlton-Browne,Maj. Hitchcock
Virginia McKenna Jean Spenser
Wilfrid Hyde-White Soapy Stevens
Bernard Miles Simpson
David Lodge Jelly Knight
Leslie Phillips Robin Carter
Bernard Cribbins Lennie Price
Cecil Parker Archdeacon Aspinall
Luciana Paluzzi Princess Ilyena
Eric Sykes Harry Smith
Margaret Rutherford Mrs. Fazackalee
Maurice Denham Comdr. Horatio Bennet
Richard Attenborough Sidney de Vere Cox
Thorley Walters Colonel Bellingham
Dennis Price Bertram Tracepurcel
Ian Bannen Young King
Irene Handl Rene Smith
Miriam Karlin Winnie Smith
Isabel Jeans Lady Despard

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
John Boulting Director
Robert Day Director
Roy Boulting Director
Jeffrey Dell Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Peter Sellers Collection - The Smallest Show On Earth
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:53]
2. The Letter [3:30]
3. New Town [3:23]
4. Inheritance [2:22]
5. The Bijou [4:57]
6. A Very Sentimental Man [4:25]
7. Meeting the Staff [5:12]
8. The Queer Mr. Quill [4:19]
9. Anxious Buyer [4:26]
10. Second Thoughts [3:50]
11. Loyalty [2:52]
12. Grand Re-Opening [2:57]
13. Train Trouble [7:09]
14. The Ice Cream Girl [4:33]
15. Sweet Smell of Success [3:56]
16. Hardcastle's Scheme [4:00]
17. The Show Must Go On [7:17]
18. Pregnant Pause [2:40]
19. Fire Sale [3:33]
20. Fond Farewell [2:24]
21. End Credits [:28]
Disc #2 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:25]
2. Department of Miscellaneous Territories [4:55]
3. Meeting With the Minister [3:40]
4. Explosive Performance [4:01]
5. Young King Loris [4:37]
6. Colonel Bellingham [2:35]
7. Welcome to Gaillardia [3:52]
8. Ambassador to the Throne [6:23]
9. Prime Minister's Party [5:34]
10. Show of Strength [3:10]
11. Pride On Parade [5:33]
12. Idiots! [3:10]
13. Booby-Trap [4:25]
14. Line of Division [3:03]
15. Full V.I.P. Treatment [4:43]
16. Royal Runaround [4:41]
17. Princess Ilyena [5:32]
18. A Taste of Romance [3:28]
19. Commander In Chief [5:31]
20. Under Fire [4:43]
21. Goodwill Games [3:41]
22. End Credits [:54]
Disc #3 -- Peter Sellers Collection - I'm All Right Jack
1. Program Start / The Disappearance of Sir John [2:07]
2. Main Titles [1:18]
3. The Story of One Man [3:58]
4. Too Many Questions [2:38]
5. Kid In a Candy Shop [5:26]
6. Family Connections [3:20]
7. Working Class [3:59]
8. Shop Steward [4:00]
9. The Works Committee [4:09]
10. Inside Information [4:18]
11. Dinner With the Kites [4:26]
12. Cheek to Cheek [3:24]
13. Management Spy [5:49]
14. Increased Workload [4:06]
15. Breach of Agreement [4:17]
16. Solidarity of the Workers [2:45]
17. Impromptu Press Conference [6:51]
18. Banner Headlines [5:43]
19. Agent Provocateur [5:53]
20. Industry Grinds To a Halt [4:00]
21. Meeting of the Minds [3:44]
22. The People's Hero [3:54]
23. Pay-Off [4:05]
24. T.V. Tantrum [6:44]
25. Integrity's Reward [2:55]
26. End Credits [:59]
Disc #4 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Two Way Stretch
1. Program Start / Main Titles [2:02]
2. Don't Fence Me In [4:48]
3. The Ladies' Tour [6:18]
4. A Vicar Calls [5:33]
5. Visiting Day [4:40]
6. "Two Million Quid?" [6:09]
7. Goodbye, Jenkins [5:24]
8. "Blimey!" [6:59]
9. Pure Dynamite [4:33]
10. Dig It [5:23]
11. Down the Drain [4:33]
12. Late-Night Pickup [6:16]
13. Setting the Stage [3:48]
14. Up In the Air [4:36]
15. Pure Rubbish [3:04]
16. "Mom, We're Free!" [3:52]
17. The Dirty Vicar [4:22]
18. The Great Robbery Train [3:01]
19. If at First You Don't Succeed... [1:04]
20. End Titles [:41]
Disc #5 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Heavens Above!
1. Program Start / Welcome (Main Titles) [3:41]
2. The Reverend John Smallwood [5:45]
3. First Day On the Job [5:00]
4. God-Fearing Town [3:30]
5. The Scruffy Smith Family [4:22]
6. The New Vicar's Sermon [6:05]
7. Relocation [4:58]
8. "What In Heaven's Name Is Going On Here?" [4:10]
9. A Visit From Lady Despard [6:35]
10. Charity Begins at Home [3:53]
11. True Believer [3:45]
12. The Christian Joy of Giving [5:08]
13. Fiscal Repercussions [2:46]
14. The Other Smallwood [6:11]
15. A Case of Mistaken Identity [4:13]
16. Running a Scam [2:59]
17. No Substitues [6:13]
18. Faith Versus Commerce [6:53]
19. "In Business, There are No Gentlemen" [4:07]
20. Deserting the Lord [3:56]
21. A Sign From Above [3:38]
22. Voice of the Mob [5:14]
23. Bishop of Outer Space [4:10]
24. Second Thoughts [3:43]
25. Heavens Above [5:05]
26. End Credits [1:49]

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Peter Sellers Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnnyJZ More than 1 year ago
This is a hilarious must for all Peter Sellers' fans! Some of these I have never seen before and I'm glad that i did now. My favourite is Heavens Above!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago