The Lavender Hill Mob

feature film, 1951.

DIRECTED BY: Charles Crichton

The Lavender Hill Mob

Alec Guinness (Henry Holland),
Stanley Holloway (Pendlebury),
Sid James (Lackery) ...

T.E.B. Clarke

Douglas Slocombe

Holland is a shy man about to retire and dreams of a careless life as a rich man. For twenty years he has been working as a bank agent and transports gold plates, and when he meets Pendlebury, souvenir maker, he gets an idea to make souvenirs of Eiffel tower from the gold plates and in that way smuggle them to France. Soon, Holland and Pendlebury engage two professional criminals, Lackey and Shorty, but not everything goes as planned…

black and white, 78 min.