Most widely held works about Ealing Studios
Most widely held works by Ealing Studios
The importance of being Earnest ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?
The ladykillers ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done.
Easy virtue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
John Whittaker is a young Englishman who falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy, glamorous American woman. The two impulsively decide to get married. He takes her home to meet his family, she arrives like a blast from the future. John's mother takes an instant disliking to Lairta and undermines her every move. But Larita will blow their entrenched British stuffiness right out the window.
Kind hearts and coronets ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives.
The Lavender Hill mob ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece.
The other man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Suspecting Lisa, his wife, of adultery, Peter tries to figure out why his wife had disappeared. When Lisa found out that she has cancer, she decides to leave him clues so that he could discover the affair and the secret life she had been leading and that he never knew existed. Peter sets out to track down the other man in her life.
The man in the white suit ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation.
Dorian Gray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"Upon arriving in London the young and powerful Dorian Gray becomes drawn into a would of debauchery and decadence y Lord Henry Wotton. Desperate to preserve the beauty captured in his portrait, Dorian trades his soul for eternal youth, leading him down a path of wickedness and murder in order to protect his horrifying secret"--Container.
Kind hearts and coronets ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Louis Mazzini seeks to avenge his mother's disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. To do this, he must kill eight of his relatives in the d'Ascoyne family.
St. Trinian's ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
St. Trinian's is an all-girls school run by the quirky headmistress Ms. Camilla Fritton. When the newly appointed minister of education shakes things up and tries to take them down, the girls have no choice but to rise to the occasion. After all, they excel at chaos and attitude and that's exactly what it's going to take to beat the authorities before they close down their beloved school for good. Now, the school will need the help of Head Girl Kelly and artful dodger Flash Harry to save the school from bankruptcy.
Passport to Pimlico ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state, but soon find that their action has consequences.
Dead of night ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Dead of night: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all.
Whisky galore ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life"', Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts.
The cruel sea ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama.
Projecting Britain : Ealing Studios film posters ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The Titfield thunderbolt ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
When the local railway is replaced with busses by the government, the citizens of Titfield decide to keep it running themselves. The owners of the new bus system try to sabotage their precious railway.
Fade to black ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
After a failed marriage and career, Orson Welles travels to Italy, where he is swept up in intrigue, deceit, and romance when he falls for a woman whose stepfather is murdered.
A run for your money ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Two Welsh mining brothers win tickets to a rugby match in London pitting England against Wales. Overzealous in their first trip to London, the brothers become separated from their group and then each other, and a newpaper gardening correspondent is given the task of locating the brothers for a human interest story.
Scott of the Antarctic ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the adventures of Robert Scott as he attempted to explore the unknown region of the Antarctic.
The Maggie ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
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