WorldCat Identities

Sim, Alastair 1900-1976

Overview
Works: 113 works in 493 publications in 3 languages and 6,616 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Comedy films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Ghost stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PR4572, 791.4372
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Scrooge by Charles Dickens( Visual )

101 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 777 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
Stage Fright by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eve Gill (Jane Wyman), an aspiring young actress, shelters a fellow acting student, Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) from the police. He is suspected of murdering the husband of his mistress, Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich), a famous singer. Jonathan claims that he became implicated when he tried to help Charlotte destroy the evidence. Eve's eccentric father, Commodore Gill (Alastair Sim), agrees to hide Jonathan in his house while she proves his innocence. To do this, Eve becomes Charlotte's temporary maid. Eve's father devises a plan to force Charlotte to confess in front of the Inspector investigating the case, Wilfred Smith (Michael Wilding). When the plan doesn't work, Eve tries blackmailing Charlotte into a confession while the police listen outside her dressing room. Charlotte agrees to pay, but insists that Jonathan is the real killer."--Container
A Christmas carol( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 527 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
Green for danger by Sidney Gilliat( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined 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 )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it's the barmaid who catches his eye
Charles Dickens' A Christmas carol by Alastair Sim( Visual )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 242 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 by Todd Phillips( Visual )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 219 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
The belles of St. Trinian's by Frank Launder( Visual )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 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
Rogue male( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 117 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
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haunted by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and seeing life through the perpetual kindness of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, Scrooge learns the true understanding and appreciation of Christmas, family, friendship and love to one and all"--Container
The Happiest days of your life by Frank Launder( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 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 by John Schlesinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor London orphan decides to accept the largess of odd relatives living on a Sussex farm
Cottage to let by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 58 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
The littlest horse thieves( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pit ponies at a Yorkshire mine are to be replaced with machinery, and three horse-loving youngsters band together to try and prevent the slaughter of the ponies
Hue and cry by Charles Crichton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 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
The millionairess by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comic film 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
The inspector calls by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl is murdered and an inspector calls on a prosperous Yorkshire household to investigate the sad circumstances behind her death
The Green Man( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 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 19 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The ruling class
Alternative Names
Alastair Sim acteur britannique

Alastair Sim attore britannico

Alastair Sim britischer Schauspieler

Alastair Sim britisk skodespelar

Alastair Sim britisk skuespiller

Alastair Sim Brits acteur (1900-1976)

Alastair Sim brittisk skådespelare

Sim, Alistair 1900-1976

Sim, Alister 1900-1976

Сим, Аластер

אלסטייר סים

الستر سیم بازیگر بریتانیایی

アラステア・シム

阿拉斯泰爾·西姆

Languages
English (334)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The ruling classCharles Dickens' A Christmas carolThe Happiest days of your lifeThe millionairess