Holland, a shy retiring man, dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for twenty years, he has worked as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury, a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury's smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold from England into France. Soon afterwards, the two plant a story to gain the services of professional criminals Lackery and Shorty. Together, the four plot their crime, leading to unexpected twists and turns.Written by
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Whatever the Eiffel Tower paperweights are made of it is not gold or lead, because a paperweight of that size cast in those metals would be too heavy to handle with the ease that they are handled in the film. (For example, Holland places one lightly on the palm of his hand without flinching a muscle.) See more »
[on the day before Holland and his associates are to carry out the robbery, he has a chat with his boss Turner, who thinks that the subject is over Holland's forthcoming promotion]
And, erm, here's the order for tomorrow's consignment. Somewhat larger that I expected: 212 bars.
That won't worry me, sir.
Dependable to the last. I'm going to miss you, Holland.
You're very kind, sir. I shall always have the happiest memories of the dear old bullion office.
Has Mr. Applecrumby spoken to you about your ...
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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish ballad
Words by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by the gang in celebration See more »
Small Ealing comedy that still delivers.
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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