Ealing Comedies

Sat 19 Jan, 10.30am – 4pm | SOLD OUT

Course Information

Price: £16

Tutors: Alan Seaman

Booking Information:
This course will run from 10.30am – 4pm on Saturday 19 January 2019.
You must be 18 or over to attend.


When Ealing Studios was sold to the BBC in 1955, a plaque was put up by Michael Balcon with the inscription “Here during a quarter of a century many films were made projecting Britain and the British character.”

The comedies produced by the studio are perhaps their most enduring legacy and in this one-day class we will delve beyond the usual suspects and also look at lesser-known films such as Cheer Boys Cheer (a must for CAMRA members) and Barnacle Bill (Alec Guinness on Hunstanton pier!). Can you name the Ealing comedy in which Humphrey Bogart appeared? If not, you’d better come along.

Course breakdown:

Session 1: Ealing and star vehicles
Session 2: Community vs individualism
Session 3: Alexander Mackendrick
Session 4: Ealing comedy on location

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