Alastair Sim season calls at Filmhouse

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  • 4 August 2009
Alastair Sim

The films of (arguably) Scotland’s greatest stage and screen actor (sorry Sir Sean) are celebrated in this superb season. Things kick off with the 1954 adaptation of JB Priestley’s celebrated play An Inspector Calls with Sim masterful in the titular role. Other highlights include unsurpassable wartime British school farce The Happiest Days of Your Life, Mario Zampi’s brilliantly morbid farce Laughter in Paradise and Hue and Cry (pictured). Ticket deals available.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 7 Aug.

The Happiest Days of Your Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1950
  • UK
  • 1h 21min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Launder
  • Written by: John Dighton, Frank Launder
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford

Inspired pairing of Sim and Rutherford in a classic British farce, revolving around a girls' school that is billeted with a boys' school. Hilarious.

An Inspector Calls

  • 4 stars
  • 1954
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Written by: Desmond DavisJB Priestley (play), (screenplay)
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham, Brian Worth, Eileen Moore

Film adaptation of JB Priestley's morality play and thriller featuring a masterly performance from Sim as Inspector Goole.