FILM FORUM presents THE ALASTAIR SIM COLLECTION

FILM FORUM presents THE ALASTAIR SIM COLLECTION

THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S (1960) directed by Frank Launder

The schoolgirls at the extremely free-spirited St. Trinian's School are more interested in smoking and betting on the horses than their studies, in raucous comedy inspired by the cartoons of Ronald Searle, with Sim in a dual role as the Victorian-looking, but forward-thinking, headmistress and her racetrack tout brother. Producers Launder & Gilliat were the screenwriters of Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes. With George Cole (who had played Sim as a young man in A Christmas Carol), Joyce Grenfell, and Hermione Baddely.

SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (1960) directed by Robert Hamer

Perpetually losing out to absolute rotter Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael discovers the Lifeman College run by Professor Alastair Sim, and discovers the not-always-ethical secrets of getting ahead in business, on the tennis court, and in love. From the director of Kind Hearts and Coronets. With Jenette Scott and Dennis Price (the schemer of Kind Hearts).

LAUGHTER IN PARADISE (1951) directed by Mario Zampi

Practical joker Hugh Griffith (Tom Jones) leaves 50,000 pounds to each of his four surviving relatives: hard-on-servants Fay Compton, banker George Cole, rotter Guy Middleton, and pulp novelist Alastair Sim. But there’s one last practical joke for each of them. Britain’s top-grossing film of the year “introduced” a young Audrey Hepburn, in a small role as a cigarette girl.

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FILM FORUM presents THE ALASTAIR SIM COLLECTION

3 Videos

  • The Belles of St. Trinian's

    The schoolgirls of St. Trinian’s are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey, but even greater trouble beckons with the arrival of two new students. Features Alastair Sim playing dual roles as the headmistress, Miss Millicent Fritton, and her twin brother, Clarence.

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  • School for Scoundrels

    Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney (Terry-Thomas). Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by “Professor” Potter (Alastair Sim) and learns the secrets of success. But does he have the courage to put all his lessons into effect?

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  • Laughter in Paradise

    Practical joker Henry Russell (Hugh Griffith) leaves 50,000 pounds to his four surviving relatives, including his cousin, retired army officer Deniston Russell (Alastair Sim). There’s just one stipulation – each of them has to undertake a task completely out of character for one month.

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