Alec Guinness - The Screen Icons Collection details
|Starring:||Kay Walsh, Beatrice Campbell, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Valerie Hobson, Dennis Price|
|Directors:||Henry Cass, Alexander Mackendrick, Robert Hamer|
The Last Holiday
|U Disc 1|
Kind Hearts and Coronets
|U Disc 2|
The Man in the White Suit
|TBC Disc 3|
|U Disc 4|
|U Disc 5|
|Run time:||10 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 2007|
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Excellent; Dont Be Put-Out By B/WBy CashOnTheNail (130 reviews) from Manchester , 13 Mar 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]Kind Hearts & Coronets; heir to a noble family Alec Guiness [Lavender Hill Mob, The] is forced to accept a menial-job when his mothers family refuse to accept his existence. Rejected by childhood-sweetheart Joan Greenwood [Young Wives Tale] Alec plots revenge on those who ruined his life & disowned his mother who married for love
Man In The White Suit; scientist Alec Guiness [Kind Hearts & Coronets] moves from one mill to another exploiting their facilities in his quest to produce a synthetic fibre that never gets dirty & never wears out. Alecs R&D rattles-up thousands of pounds, a considerable sum at the time, in sundries; hushed-up lest shareholders discover the truth. Deemed insane by his previous employers he convinces mill owners Cecil Parker [Man Could Get Killed, A] daughter Joan Greenwood [Whisky Galore] not to report him to her father. Having created his miracle-fibre rival mill-owners, commodity-dealers & workers
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Highly RecommendedBy Abby88 (170 reviews) from Bognor Regis , 02 Dec 2012This film was a pleasant surprise to find. A witty and clever black comedy with a memorable and engaging plot.
Clever & fun for the 50'sBy a customer from Surrey , 08 Jun 2011Guiness and cast bang on form in this comedy that zips along.
Know Gibralter quite well so was interesting to see it in the 1950's and the how the Brits lived there (fire in the hearth going all the time and playing at keeping Jonny Foreigner out).
Film worth it alone to see stiff upper lip Celia Johnson let her hair down and do a rumba/jive/salsa number and also Guiness do a flamenco number with a young and Rubenesque de Carlo!
Revenge Is a Dish....By buffyrules (367 reviews) from southend on sea , 19 May 2011Absolute classic in so many ways-brilliant acting not just from Guinness and an excellent insight into the history of the U.K. and its numerous foibles and rituals. Paved the way for so many including Peter Sellers.
The GreatestBy a customer from Colwyn Bay , 24 Jan 2010Along with the Titfield Thunderbolt this is unquestionably the joint best of the Ealing comedies. It has the best script of them all and obviously the plot is delicious. It, rather unusually, kept all of my children happy and enthralled throughout. Finally, it has some of the best screen performances of British talent in cinema history. The definitive Ealing comedy, if you only see one see this one.
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brilliantBy janharvey (3 reviews) from Sheffield , 18 Jan 2010Films like this are rare. a gentle yet fast paced black comedy. Charming and funny. I watched this film when i was a very young kid and after re-visiting it 15 years later it still has the same magic!