Passport to Pimlico 12/31/19
Much of Ealing Studios’ core appeal begins right here, with T.E.B. Clarke’s astute look at the character of pragmatic, energetic Londoners, who in this fantasy face an outrageous situation with spirit, pluck, and a determination not to be cheated. What happens when a few square blocks of London discover that they’re no longer even part of the British Empire? A classic of wartime ‘adjustments,’ the ensemble comedy even begins with a Tex Avery- like ode to rationing. With Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Margaret Rutherford, Sydney Tafler and Betty Warren. On Blu-ray from Film Movement Classics.