The Lavender Hill Mob

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Run time: 78 mins

In Theaters: Monday 10th September 1951

Production compaines: J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ealing Studios

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 27

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: Alec Guinness as Holland, Stanley Holloway as Pendlebury, Sid James as Lackery, Alfie Bass as Shorty, Marjorie Fielding as Mrs. Chalk, Edie Martin as Miss Evesham, John Salew as Parkin, Ronald Adam as Turner, Arthur Hambling as Wallis, Gibb McLaughlin as Godwin, John Gregson as Farrow, Clive Morton as Station Sergeant, Sydney Tafler as Clayton, Marie Burke as Senora Gallardo, Audrey Hepburn as Chiquita, William Fox as Gregory

The Lavender Hill Mob Movie Review


This Ealing Studios crime caper/comedy is one of the studio's best, with Alec Guinness the nebbish, unlikely leader of a plan to steal a truckload of gold from the Bank of England, then smuggle it out of the country by melting it into Eiffel Tower statuettes. Naturally, something goes wrong (namely, a clerk at the Tower obliviously begins selling the statues to tourists), which sends the film into one of the funniest chase sequences in film history. Watch for two cameos: One by an Ealing production truck (at the end) and one by Audrey Hepburn (at the beginning).

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