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!
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)
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10th August, 2002
Popular Ealing films screened and a DVD boxset released to celebrate 100 years of Ealing Studios.