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Ealing Studios Film Quiz

See how many films you remember from one of Britain's best loved studios. A few obscure ones included. Good Luck. 10 Questions.

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Set in South Wales which movie, Paul Robeson's last British feature was set in a Welsh mining village and featured a horrifying pit disaster at the end of the film?

  • King Coal (1939)
  • The Pit Ponies (1942)
  • The Proud Valley (1940)
  • Just Another Day (1941)

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Which Ealing comedy's storyline concerns the inhabitants of a London street who declare independance after discovering buried treasure and documents proving that they are really citizens of Burgundy?

  • Passport to Pimlico (1949)
  • Romford, UK (1947)
  • The Dartford Documents (1948)
  • The Paper Chase (1946)

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A quiet English village is visited unexpectedly by a platoon of "Royal Engineers" (who turn out to be Nazi troops). In true British spirit the villagers stage a fightback. Which film am I describing?

  • The Postman's Dilemna (1937)
  • Just Another Morning (1945)
  • When The Cock Crows (1943)
  • Went The Day Well (1942)

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Schoolteacher William Potts (Will Hay) is the double of a German spy, so he is sent to Germany by British Intelligence to obtain the plans of a new secret weapon in which Ealing comedy?

  • Make Way for Sir (1944)
  • The Goose Steps Out (1942)
  • The Officers Club (1940)
  • The Falcon of Filchbury (1943)

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In which film does the skipper of a clapped out old "puffer", trick an American magnate into letting him carry his valuable cargo of household goods to the island of Killtara, resulting in mayhem?

  • The Maggie (1954)
  • Whiskey Galore (1951)
  • The Tobermory Express (1947)
  • Para Handy (1949)

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When a rail branch line is threatened with closure, a group of villagers get together to run it themselves despite opposition from a bus company, in which, the first Ealing comedy movie in colour?

  • The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
  • The Return Ticket (1951)
  • The Chiswick Chugger (1957)
  • Brighton or Bust (1955)

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A Scientist invents an indestructible material and gets caught between the moguls of industry and the trade union, all determined that his invention never sees the light of day in which Ealing film?

  • The Man at C&A (1949)
  • Mr. Willoughby Fights Back (1957)
  • The Man in the White Suit (1951)
  • The Inside Leg (1954)

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William Fitch (Will Hay), a lawyer who unsuccessfully defends a forger, is terrified when his former client, now released, vows to kill everyone associated with the trial. Which Ealing comedy is this?

  • The Barristers Dilemna (1948)
  • My Learned Friend (1943)
  • Take Him Down! (1946)
  • The Inside Man (1941)

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Easy one, which Ealing comedy was adapted from a Compton Mackenzie novel based on the true story of a famous incident in 1941, in which the SS Politician was wrecked off the coast of Scotland?

  • The Angels Share (1948)
  • The Hebridean Calamity (1946)
  • The Intoxicated Island (1947)
  • Whisky Galore! (1949)

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Probably Ealing's most famous movie revolves around Louis d'Ascoyne who is determined to inherit the family title, even if he has to murder his entire family in the process. In which film?

  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  • Hue And Cry (1947)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • My Learned Friend (1943)