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Sim, Alastair 1900-1976

Overview
Works: 114 works in 408 publications in 3 languages and 5,968 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  Fiction  Television programs  Juvenile works  History  Motion pictures  Christmas films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
93 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
The ruling class by Peter Medak ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
Green for danger ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital, in the midst of the Nazi blitz. But was his death accidental?
She stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The belles of St. Trinian's by Frank Launder ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farce set among the uninhibited pupils of an unorthodox school. A sultan sends his daughter to St. Trinian's because it is near his racehorse stables. One of the students kidnaps the sultan's prize mare and pandemonium ensues
Charles Dickens' A Christmas carol ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmases past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent
School for scoundrels ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. S. Potter is headmaster of a school which gives instruction on "How to win without actually cheating." The school teaches the ways to seduce a women, gain points in a conversation, or beating someone who plays a better game. One of Mr. Potter's pupils is a desperate Henry Palfrey whose every attempt to win the heart of April Smith has been thwarted by the cad Raymond Delauney. Needless to say Mr. Potter's instructions allow Henry to vanquish his nemesis and win April's affections, though not quite as Mr. Potter had intended
Scrooge by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic Dickens story about a bitter old man who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
Rogue male ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolph Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers"--IMDb
The Happiest days of your life ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic broadside against the English educational system. This unrestrained romp tells of a boys' school and a girls' school accidentally billeted together and the inspired anarchy that results when the droll headmaster and the iron-willed headmistress clash
Cold comfort farm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor London orphan decides to accept the largess of odd relatives living on a Sussex farm
The littlest horse thieves ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a cold-hearted mine owner decides to push his operation into the modern age, the fate of his reliable work horses hangs in the balance. A trio of horse-loving youngsters band together to try and save the mine ponies from destruction
The millionairess by Anthony Asquith ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful, spoiled heiress has everything money can buy, except a husband. After a disastrous first marriage, she sets her sights on a dedicated but poor Indian doctor who has saved her from suicide
School for scoundrels or, How to win without actually cheating ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of life's losers decides to change his fortunes by enrolling in a school that teaches self-improvement strategies
Hue and cry ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gang of London's East End crooks uses a serialized story in a weekly children's magazine as a means of sending messages. A bright kid spots the messages and gets his pals together to try and catch the crooks
Cottage to let ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military scientist. For a start, the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot. Several of the people staying at the cottage are actually spies who plan to kidnap the scientist
A Christmas carol being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retelling of the familiar tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly merchant who doesn't make merry at Christmas and is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who persuade him to change his stingy ways
Cold comfort farm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In part one (of three) Flora, a poor London orphan, decides to accept the largess of the Starkadders, odd relatives living on a Sussex farm. In her efforts to tidy up the family, she finds ample material for the novel she plans to write. First Flora counsels Meriam, the young hired girl, and then she begins to guide Amos toward his true calling, which will require a Ford van
The Green Man ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hawkins, a professional assassin, is reactivated to do away with Sir Gregory Upshoot, a politician. Hawkins tracks his quarry to a decrepit seaside resort called The Green Man and here waits to spring his trap. Hawkins is disguised as a simple clockmaker. He has planted a bomb to be exploded just when Sir Gregory arrives, but the victim does not appear. Vacuum salesman William Blake, a bumbler of the first rank, stumbles upon the plot and conducts a wild search for the killer at the inn, never for a moment suspecting the meek-mannered Hawkins. At the last minute he unearths the bomb and, seconds before it explodes, throws it out of a window and literally undoes Hawkins
Cold comfort farm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In part two (of three) Amos' fire and brimstone drives Flora to seek solace briefly in a tea shop where she encounters and subdues Mr. Mybug, a London acquaintance. Back at the farm, she meets Seth and discovers what, besides sex, inspires him. Cousin Reubin slowly warms to Flora's planned farm management shake-up. Educating Elfine is Flora's next task, undertaken in anticipation of a fateful celebration for wealthy young Dick Hawk-Monitor's birthday
 
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Alternative Names
Sim, Alistair, 1900-1976
Sim, Alister, 1900-1976
Languages
English (269)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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