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The Ladykillers

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| Film | | UK | Colour | Comedy, Crime | 1h 31min |
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Stars: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

An old lady takes in a sinister lodger, who with his four friends commits a robbery. When she finds out, they plot to kill her, but are hoist with their own petards

The most hilarious gangster film ever made!

Reviews (1)

Witty black comedy, shot in muted colours, that approaches the grotesque without damaging its acerbic humour or sense of fantasy; it is one of the few films where death is both shocking and funny. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (9)

Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
Professor Marcus
British actor Cecil Parker wears a suit, tie and pocket square
Claude
Herbert Lom
Louis
Peter Sellers
Harry
Danny Green
One-Round
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The Superintendent
Katie Johnson
The Old Lady – Mrs Wilberforce
Philip Stainton
The Sergeant
Frankie Howerd
The Barrow Boy
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Ealing Studios’ 100th anniversary celebrations
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Popular Ealing films screened and a DVD boxset released to celebrate 100 years of Ealing Studios.

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Director

Alexander Mackendrick

Producer

Michael Balcon

Writer

(story and screenplay)

Production companies

The Rank Organisation
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Ealing Studios
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Michael Balcon Productions
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Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (7).  Story and screenplay by William Rose
Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (6).  Jack Warner as the Superintendent Katie Johnson as the Old Lady, Philip Stanton as the Sergeant and Frankie Howerd as the Barrow Boy.  The vents and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious
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Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (4).  Alec Guiness Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green as
Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (3).  Michael Balcon Production.  Released throigh J Arthur Rank Film Distributors Limited
Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (2).  An Ealing Studios
Main title from The Ladykillers (1955) (1).  The Rank Organisation presents
Poster for Six of the Best, a season of Ealing Comedies at UGC cinemas

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