Ealing Studios comedy collection

Format: DVD 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Audio Video Comedy EALING (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Video
 
Call Number  Comedy EALING (DVD)
 
 
Summary
This exclusive collection brings together five of Ealing Studios' greatest comedies. Each classic film has been newly remastered from pristine vault materials, many available for the first time ever in America.
The Maggie. In order to get the money he needs to repair his boat, MacTaggart tricks a U.S. businessman into using it to transport his precious cargo. When the American learns of the deception he tries to chase down the Maggie and overtake her.
Whisky galore. When a ship carrying 500 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of an island that has run out of "the water of life"', Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts.
Passport To Pimlico. Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to Burgundy. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state.
The Titfield Thunderbolt. When the local railway is replaced with a bus by the government, the citizens of Titfield decide to keep the railway running themselves. The owners of the new bus system try to sabotage their precious railway.
Contents
Whisky galore (1948 : 82 min.) / directed by Alexander Mackendrick ; screenplay by Compton Mackenzie and Angus MacPhail
The Maggie (1954 : 93 min.) / directed by Alexander Mackendrick ; produced by Michael Truman ; screenplay by William Rose
Passport To Pimlico (1949 : 84 min.) / directed by Henry Cornelius ; original screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953 ; 84 min.) / directed by Charles Crichton ; produced by Michael Truman ; original screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke.

Additional Information
Subjects Whiskey -- Scotland -- Drama.
Ship captains -- Drama.
Unexploded ordnance -- Drama.
Railroad travel -- Drama.
Brothers -- Drama.
Pimlico (London, England) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Publisher [Paris] :Studio Canal,2020
Film Movement LLC,
Other Titles Whisky galore! (Motion picture : 1948)
Maggie (Motion picture : 1954)
Passport To Pimlico (Motion picture : 1949)
Titfield Thunderbolt (Motion picture : 1953)
Contributors Mackendrick, Alexander, 1912-1993, director.
Mackenzie, Compton, 1883-1972, screenwriter.
MacPhail, Angus, 1903-1962, screenwriter.
Truman, Michael, 1916-1972, film producer.
Rose, William, 1894-1961, screenwriter.
Cornelius, Henry, 1913-1958, director.
Crichton, Charles, 1910-1999, director.
Clarke, T. E. B. (Thomas Ernest Bennett), 1907-1989, screenwriter.
Douglas, Paul, 1907-1959, actor.
Gregg, Hubert, actor.
Mackenzie, Alex, 1885-1965, actor.
Radford, Basil, 1897-1952, actor.
Greenwood, Joan, 1921-1987, actor.
Holloway, Stanley, actor.
Baddeley, Hermione, 1908-1986, actor.
Rutherford, Margaret, 1892-1972, actor.
Relph, George, 1888-1960, actor.
Wayne, Naunton, 1901-1970, actor.
Ealing Studios, presenter.
Film Movement (Firm), film distributor.
Studio Canal, publisher.
Participants/Performers The Maggie: Paul Douglas, Hubert Gregg, Alex Mackenzie.
Whisky galore: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood.
Passport To Pimlico : Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Margaret Rutherford.
The Titfield Thunderbolt: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne.
Other Contributors The Maggie: director of photography, Gordon Dines; editor, Peter Tanner.
Whisky galore: director of photography, Gerald Gibbs; editor, Joseph Sterling.
Passport To Pimlico: director of photography, Lionel Banes; editor, Michael Truman.
The Titfield Thunderbolt: director of photography, Douglas Slocombe; editor, Seth Holt.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"Digitally restored"--Container.
Bonus: Whisky Galore! audio commentary, Distilling Whisky galore! documentary & more!
Bonus: Interview with BFI Curator Mark Duguid, locations featurette & more!
Bonus: Making The Titfield Thunderbolt featurette, Douglas Slocombe home movie footage & more!
Whisky galore based on the novel by Compton Mackenzie.
Originally released as motion pictures from 1948-1954.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital mono; 1.37:1 original aspect ratio.
Description 4 videodiscs (343 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
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