The Lavender Hill Mob (Restored) Blu-ray

Charles Crichton, 1951


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Film Details

Directed by Charles Crichton

Produced in 1951

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

One of the most affectionately remembered of the Ealing comedies, The Lavender Hill Mob sees Alec Guinness play an unassuming bank clerk who fronts a plan to turn gold bullion into Eiffel Tower paperweights. A beautiful crime beautifully played out. Blink and you’ll miss a very young Audrey Hepburn. Tibby Clarke deservedly won an Oscar for the screenplay.

Henry Holland (Alec Guiness) has worked faithfully for 20 years as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. A shy retiring man, completely inconsequential to his employers, he has long dreamt of a way to execute his plan of the perfect gold robbery - the only catch being how to move the gold on once stolen. One day he befriends Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), 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 after, the two plant a story to gain the services of professional criminals Lackery (Sid James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass). Together, the four plot their crime.

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Blu-ray Details

Certificate: U

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 77 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: Blu-ray B&W

Region: B

Released: 1st August 2011

Cat No: OPTBD1926

Subtitles: English HoH

Blu-ray Extras

  • Restored
  • Intro from Martin Scorsese
  • Restoration comparison
  • Behind the Scenes stills gallery.

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