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Definition of the Ealing comedies from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Ealing comedies

 
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the comedy films produced between 1948 and 1950 by the Ealing Studios in west London, England. They are famous for being well written and for their clever stories. They include Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Passport to Pimlico (1949).