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Writer:
T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 1951 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He stole $3,000,000 in gold and that's a lot of BULLion! See more »
Plot:
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alec Guinness ... Holland

Stanley Holloway ... Pendlebury
Sidney James ... Lackery
Alfie Bass ... Shorty
Marjorie Fielding ... Mrs. Chalk
Edie Martin ... Miss Evesham
John Salew ... Parkin
Ronald Adam ... Turner
Arthur Hambling ... Wallis
Gibb McLaughlin ... Godwin
John Gregson ... Farrow
Clive Morton ... Station Sergeant
Sydney Tafler ... Clayton
Marie Burke ... Senora Gallardo

Audrey Hepburn ... Chiquita
William Fox ... Gregory
Michael Trubshawe ... British Ambassador
Ann Hefferman ... Kiosk Girl (as Ann Heffernan)
Jacques B. Brunius ... Customs Official (as Jacques Brunius)
Eugene Deckers ... Customs Official
Paul Demel ... Customs Official
Andreas Malandrinos ... Customs Official (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Cyril Chamberlain ... Commander
Tony Quinn ... Deputy Commander
Moultrie Kelsall ... Detective Superintendant

Christopher Hewett ... Inspector Talbot
Meredith Edwards ... P. C. Williams
Patrick Barr ... Divisional Detective Inspector
David Davies ... City Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alanna Boyce ... June Edwards (uncredited)
Johnny Briggs ... Small Role (uncredited)

Peter Bull ... Joe the Gab (uncredited)
Jacques Cey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joe Clarke ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jacqueline Curtis ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Richard Davies ... Police Driver (uncredited)
Patric Doonan ... Craggs (uncredited)
Archie Duncan ... Chief Cashier (uncredited)
Frank Forsyth ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Patricia Garwood ... Girl (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Charles Lamb ... Mr. Richards (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ... 1st Man in Police Identity Parade (uncredited)
Marie Ney ... School Headmistress (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ... Cafe Owner (uncredited)

Robert Shaw ... Chemist at Police Exhibition (uncredited)
John Warwick ... Police Inspector at Squad Car Headquarters (uncredited)
Richard Wattis ... Opposition MP (uncredited)
Neil Wilson ... Squad Car Headquarters PC (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Crichton 
 
Writing credits
T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay) (as T. E. B. Clarke)

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
Michael Truman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Seth Holt 
 
Casting by
Margaret Harper Nelson (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
William Kellner 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Taylor .... makeup artist
Harry Wilton .... makeup artist (as H. Wilton)
Barbara Barnard .... hairdressing supervisor (uncredited)
Daphne Martin .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Slim Hand .... unit production manager
Hal Mason .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Priggen .... assistant director
John Meadows .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jim O'Connolly .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
G. Beavan .... floor props (uncredited)
Bert Davey .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Wally Hill .... floor props (uncredited)
Fred Lacey .... production buyer (uncredited)
Andrew Low .... set dresser (uncredited)
George Speller .... construction manager (uncredited)
Bob Tull .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... sound supervisor
Leslie Hammond .... recordist
Robert R. Healy .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Eric Stockl .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Cyril Swern .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sydney Pearson .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Geoffrey Dickinson .... special processes
Bryan Langley .... special processes
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoffrey Faithfull .... additional photography (as Geoffrey Faithful)
Jeff Seaholme .... camera operator
Jack Dooley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Ford .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... floor stills (uncredited)
Michael Shepherd .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Bert Spurgeon .... floor electrician (uncredited)
Hugh Wilson .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Muriel Cole .... crowd casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernie Farrer .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Ben Foster .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Lily Payne .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Harry Aldous .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Barbara Bennett .... assembly editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ernest Irving .... conductor
 
Other crew
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
Baynham Honri .... studio manager (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
UK:81 min
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #15054)

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Trivia:
Ealing Studios, planning a bank-robbery film, asked the Bank of England to devise a way in which a million pounds could be stolen from the bank. A special committee was created to come up with an idea, and their plan is the one used in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Holland and Pendlebury exit the classroom, they leave without the case.See more »
Quotes:
Henry Holland:I must apologize, gentlemen, for the somewhat informal manner in which we effected our introduction, but my colleague and I have a certain proposition which we'd like to put to you. I might almost call it a gilt-edged proposition, although paradoxically it does entail a measure of risk. However, when I quote the anticipated dividend, I'm sure that you will both agree with me that the...
[There is a noise at the open window]
Pendlebury:Not another one, surely.
Henry Holland:Tell him we're suited.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Just a Minute: Episode #2.2" (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old MacDonald Had a FarmSee more »

FAQ

The girls in school are singing a song that Stanley Holloway later sings in "The Titfield Thunderbolt." Does anyone recognize it?
How are the Lavender Hill Mob caught?
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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Small Ealing comedy that still delivers., 6 October 2002
Author: Peter Hayes from United Kingdom

A banker decides to rob his own bank.

A classic small British film that punches above it weight. Good cast get their teeth in to an Oscar winning script. The kind of film they should show at films schools to show how good films are constructed and delivered. One of the top 100 comedy films ever made - although delivers small chuckles rather than out-and-out laughs.

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