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The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers
  • 1955
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Written by: William Rose
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner, Katie Johnson

Classic, brilliant Ealing heist comedy in which a bunch of criminals pretend to be travelling musicians in order to hide out in an old lady's house. The only trouble is that the old lady is a little bit more of a handful than they expected. Guiness, Lom and Parker were rarely better than here and the young Sellers shows his great promise.

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Five reasons to see the films of Alexander Mackendrick

20 Nov 2012

The director of Whisky Galore! and Sweet Smell of Success is the subject of a retrospective

It’s the centenary of the birth of the Scottish-American filmmaker who became one of Ealing studios’ greatest directors. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Scottish immigrant parents, Mackendrick moved back to Glasgow with his grandfather when he was just…

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