Alastair Sim stylish pop art print.
Hue & Cry
Alastair Sim appeared in one Ealing comedy only but he’s an actor so synonymous with classic film comedy, it feels like he was in more.
Along with Jack Warner, Sim starred in what is considered to be the first official Ealing comedy “Hue & Cry”, which was a box-office success at British cinemas in 1947 and an encouragement to Ealing Studios to make more comedies.
Filmed against a bomb-ravaged London, the film is like a Boy’s Own comic-book come to life with a bunch of school children playing amongst the rubble who foil a criminal gang by deciphering the coded messages in a comic strip.
“Hue & Cry” opened on the 23rd of February 1947 at London’s Tivoli Cinema on the Strand.
Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “Hue & Cry” to create this stylish pop art print of Alastair Sim, available in three sizes and 18 colours.
A prolific actor, Sim’s film credits include “Keep Your Seats, Please!” with George Formby, “Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday” with Morland Graham, “Captain Boycott” with Cecil Parker, “London Belongs to Me” with Richard Attenborough, “The Happiest Days of Your Life” with Margaret Rutherford & Joyce Grenfell, “Laughter in Paradise” with Joyce Grenfell, “Bikini Baby” with Dennis Price, Stanley Holloway, Diana Dors, Sid James, & Joan Collins, “Scrooge” (released as “A Christmas Carol in America”) with Jack Warner and a young Patrick Macnee as the young Jacob Marley, “The Belles of St. Trinian’s” with Joyce Grenfell, Beryl Reid, Irene Handl, & Barbara Windsor, “Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s” with Terry-Thomas & Joyce Grenfell, “The Green Man” with Terry-Thomas, “The Doctor’s Dilemma” with Dirk Bogarde, “School for Scoundrels” with Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott, Ian Carmichael, Dennis Price, Irene Handl, & Hattie Jacques, “The Millionairess” with Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, & Dennis Price, “The Ruling Class” with Harry Andrews, and “Royal Flash with Britt Ekland, to name a very few.
Alastair Sim Pop Art
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Ealing Comedies collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
“Hue & Cry” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. (1947). All rights reserved.
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