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THE LAVENDER HILL MOB

12:30pm

Monday, June 30

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(1951, Charles Crichton) Seedy hustler Stanley Holloway gets the gist of fastidious bank clerk Alec Guinness’ scheme: conceal gold bullion in tacky Eiffel Tower souvenirs. Smash hit Ealing comedy won an Oscar for scripter T.E.B. Clarke and a Best Actor nomination for Guinness. Approx. 82 min. DCP.

Reviews

“Inventive, economic, masterly... one of the most glorious gems in the Ealing crown.”
– Phillip French, The Observer

“Both a joyous comedy and a tense thriller. Indeed, its climactic car-chase sequence is easily as dramatic as any of those found in today's summer blockbusters.”
– Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph