The Best Alastair Sim Movies

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List of the best Alastair Sim movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alastair Sim's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Alastair Sim movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alastair Sim movies will be at the top of the list. Alastair Sim has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alastair Sim movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alastair Sim films to end the squabble once and for all.

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List ranges from Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It to This Man in Paris and more.

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  • Scrooge
    Patrick Macnee, Alastair Sim, Jack Warner
    97 votes
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
    Scrooge is a 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. It starred Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, with a screenplay by Noel Langley. It was released as A Christmas Carol in the United States. The film also features Kathleen Harrison in an acclaimed turn as Mrs. Dilber, Scrooge's charwoman. George Cole stars as the younger version of Scrooge, Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Cratchit, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, Clifford Mollison as Samuel Wilkins, a debtor, Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin, a role created for the film, Ernest Thesiger as Marley's undertaker and Patrick Macnee as young Jacob Marley. Michael Hordern plays Marley's ghost, as well as old Marley. Peter Bull serves as narrator, by reading portions of Dickens' words at the beginning and end of the film; he also appears on-screen as one of the businessmen cynically discussing Scrooge's funeral.
  • Green for Danger
    Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard, Sally Gray
    47 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
    During a German bombing raid on rural southeast England during World War II, a hospital undergoes heavy shelling. Postman Joseph Higgins (Moore Marriott) dies on the operating table when a bomb explodes in the operating room. But when Sister Marion Bates (Judy Campbell) dies after revealing that this is not the first patient of anesthetist Barney Barnes (Trevor Howard) to die under suspicious circumstances, Police Inspector Cockrill (Alastair Sim) is brought in to investigate.

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  • An Inspector Calls
    Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo
    58 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
    Based on the play by J.B. Priestley, this British mystery follows Inspector Poole (Alastair Sim) as he investigates the apparent suicide of Eva Smith (Jane Wenham), a young working-class woman. Paying a visit to the wealthy Birling household, Poole arrives in the middle of a dinner party and slowly reveals how each family member, including stern patriarch Arthur Birling (Arthur Young) and his uptight wife, Sybil (Olga Lindo), could have had a hand in Eva's death.
  • Laughter in Paradise
    Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Beatrice Campbell
    30 votes
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Mario Zampi
    When a playful millionaire dies, he leaves a surprise for his loved ones -- in order to claim his fortune, they must complete assignments that will help them become better people. For their respective shares of the money, snobbish Agnes (Fay Compton) must work as a housekeeper for a month, pulp novelist Deniston (Alastair Sim) has to spend time in jail, swinging bachelor Simon (Guy Middleton) must marry and the meek Herbert (George Cole) is forced to try his hand at bank robbery.

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  • School for Scoundrels
    Dennis Price, Alastair Sim, John Le Mesurier
    52 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Cyril Frankel, Robert Hamer
    School for Scoundrels is a 1960 British comedy film, directed by Robert Hamer, starring Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas, and inspired by the "Gamesmanship" series of books by Stephen Potter. It has been remade twice: in Bollywood in 1975 under the title Chhoti Si Baat, and in Hollywood in 2006 as School for Scoundrels.
  • The Green Man
    Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas
    39 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Robert Day
    Unknown to everyone but his shady Middle Eastern bosses, watchmaker Hawkins (Alastair Sim) is actually a professional hired assassin with a predilection for killing his targets with bombs. After disposing of a dictator and millionaire, Hawkins is assigned to kill a politician who is heading to a remote hotel, The Green Man, for a secret tryst with his secretary. There, however, Hawkins' plot is discovered by vacuum salesman William Blake (George Cole), who determines to stop him.