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Ealing Studios Boxset 3

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  15 Oct 2006
Cert:   -


THE LADYKILLERS (1955) Starring Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom. A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what they deserve. The film won two BAFTAS and was nominated for Best British Film. Running time: 97 mins THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness), a humble inventor, develops a fabric, which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures... Running time: 85 mins THE MAGNET (1950) The Magnet stars a very young James Fox as a small boy who cons a magnet off a smaller boy and then feels guilty after wrongly believing this has led to the other boy’s death. A wonderfully evocative portrait of the trials and tribulations of youth in post-War Liverpool. Running time: 79 mins SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC (1948) John Mills stars as Captain Robert Scott in this film of the explorer’s ill-fated expedition to be the first man to discover the South Pole. Directed by Charles Frend who went on to direct The Magnet, the film was nominated for both the Golden Lion in Venice and the BAFTA for Best British Film.

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