A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what they deserve.Written by
Alec Guinness mentioned many years later, Peter Sellers during the making of "The Ladykillers." He noticed that the comedian appeared to be withdrawn whilst on the set and also in a melancholic mood. See more »
When Mrs. Wilberforce is scolding the gang after she figures out they're crooks, she says "I am shocked by this relevation." There is no such word; obviously she meant to say "revelation." See more »
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce:
[Mrs Wilberforce has realised Professor Marcus and his group are thieves and not musicians]
Indeed, I thought not. I am shocked by this revelation. Shocked and appalled.
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During the opening credits, roses are shown, to highlight the fact that William Rose wrote the screenplay. See more »
I was fortunate that Channel 4 in the UK showed this original classic film at the same time the new remake was about to hit the cinema screens. Many thanks therefore for providing two hours of classic cinema that showed clearly why Americans should not bother with naff remakes.
A classic ensemble of some of the UK's finest acting talent o the time pull of a heist in the centre of London but when their landlady finds out what they are up to, a bizarre sequence of events leads the gang to turn on each other in a brilliant and amusingly written, directed and produced film.
Whilst railway nostalgists will be wondering at the vintage footage of steam hauled trains coming out of St Pancras station and goods yard, others will be marvelling at the brilliant characterisations and script that makes this a timeless classic from Ealing studios.
And then the Americans decide on an Americanised remake WHY?!? Apparently we are promised [unnecessary] remakes of all of the Ealing comedy classics can't wait for the Titfield Thunderbolt to be remade with a Class 66 and a 4-VEP then!
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