Alastair Sim - The Comic Icons Collection details
|Directors:||Sidney Gilliant, Mario Zampi, Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliant /Rob, Ro|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
The Green Man
|PG Disc 1|
Folly to Be Wise
|U Disc 2|
|U Disc 3|
Left, Right and Centre
|U Disc 4|
Laughter in Paradise
|U Disc 5|
|Run time:||7 hours 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2007|
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50s Farce, but StrangeBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 08 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Alastair Sim plays a bomber, for what reasons we aren't told, presumably he's a psychopath, and the plot revolves around his attempt to assassinate a boring businessman whom he doesn't like. There's a pretty girl involved, and also a youngish George Cole, and a lot of chasing around. It had been a stage play and it shows, but for all that it's a jolly entertaining 80 minutes. Watch out for the female musical trio - very funny.
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Folly to be WiseBy a customer from Pontypridd , 17 Oct 2010I love Alastair Sims, however this is not one of his better films.
It has a strange story line and not an obvious choice to adapt from a play.
Sims facial expressions are brilliant and his comic timing is superb, but Folly to be Wise is my least favourite film out of this collection.
An oldie but a goodieBy weebilly (1 review) from Scotland , 04 Aug 2010An all time classic, I remember sitting on my dads knee and watching this one at a young age. The language and the story line give this scotsman a sense of pride. A portrayal of love, sport and politics all combined into this masterpiece that the whole family can love.
DisappointingBy Plum (3 reviews) from Edinburgh , 24 Nov 2009I am a great fan of Alastair Sim and never cease to enjoy his various facial expressions but I feel this is not one of his best films. It did give me a few laughs but I must admit that I found the caricatured Scottish accent of his secretary more than slightly irritating. The story line is not great but it is a period film and one must watch it in that vein. Certainly life in the army is very different these days!
The Scotland I grew up in !By Roguestar (10 reviews) from Kirkliston , 21 Sep 2009Alasstair Sim throwing the hammer is one of the most wonderful moments ever captured to film.
A magic world.
Historical reminderBy a customer from Carmarthen , 29 Jun 2009Sim was great and a look at his face and a twitch of the same always brought a smile. The films are simple and probably too simple for today but I enjoy them.