THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
Monday, June 30
(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.
“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