The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob

Director: Charles Crichton Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James

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Overview

Charles Crichton directed this Ealing caper comedy, with a witty script by T.E.B. Clarke that won an Academy Award. Alec Guinness is Henry Holland, an unassuming transporter of gold bullion who, after working for twenty years with no rewards in sight for his faithful service to his company, decides to reward himself by stealing one million pounds worth of gold. Calling on his old friend Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), a manufacturer of paperweights and an amateur sculptor, and a couple of Cockney crooks, Lackery (Sidney James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass), they conspire to lift a gold shipment. After absconding with the gold, Henry melts the gold into a collection of souvenir Eiffel Towers, which he then ships off to Paris. But chaos reigns when a group of English schoolgirls purchase the gold towers, and the gang now become embroiled in a wild goose chase to recover their stolen gold.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2019
UPC: 0738329236366
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 16,433

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold; Introduced by Filmmaker Martin Scorsese; Good Afternoon: Mavis Nicholson Interviews Screenwriter T.E.B. Clarke; Audio Interview with Director Charles Crichton; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Henry Holland
Stanley Holloway Alfred Pendelbury
Sidney James Lackery Wood
Alfie Bass Shorty Fisher
Marjorie Fielding Mrs. Chalk
Ronald Adam Turner
Edie Martin Miss Evesham
John Salew Parkin
Arthur Hambling Wallis
Gibb McLaughlin Godwin
John Gregson Farrow
Clive Morton Station Sergeant
Frederick Piper Cafe Owner
Peter Bull Joe the Gab
Patric Doonan Craggs
Marie Burke Senora Gallardo
Audrey Hepburn Chiquita
Michael Trubshawe Ambassador
Jacques Cey Actor
Archie Duncan Actor
Frank Forsyth Actor
Fred Griffiths Actor
Charles Lamb Actor
Arthur Mullard Actor
Marie Ney Actor
Robert Shaw Actor
Sydney Tafler Clayton
John Warwick Actor
Joe Clark Actor
William Fox Gregory
Ann Heffernan Kiosk Girl
Eugene Deckers Customs Official
Paul Demel Customs Official
Cyril Chamberlain Commander
Tony Quinn Deputy Commander
Christopher Hewett Inspector Talbot
Meredith Edwards P.C. Williams
Patrick Barr Inspector
David Davies City Policeman
Jacques Brunius Official
Andrea Malandrinos Customs Official
Moultrie Kelsall Detective Superintendant

Technical Credits
Charles Crichton Director
Georges Auric Score Composer
Michael Balcon Producer
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Stephen Dalby Sound/Sound Designer
Seth Holt Editor
Ernest Irving Musical Direction/Supervision
William Kellner Art Director
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Syd Pearson Special Effects
Norman Priggen Asst. Director
Jeff Seaholme Camera Operator
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Ernest Taylor Makeup
Michael Truman Associate Producer

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