The Lavender Hill Mob

79
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Crime
  • Release year: 1951
  • Running time: 81 min
Sir Alec Guinness received his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his delightful performance as Henry Holland, a meek clerk who devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But when Henry and his odd accomplice... read more
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Sir Alec Guinness received his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his delightful performance as Henry Holland, a meek clerk who devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But when Henry and his odd accomplice melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers to smuggle to France, their perfect crime becomes a disastrous caper of Cockney crooks, customs chaos and an ill-timed group of British schoolgirls, all leading to some of the most hilarious and unexpected surprises in criminal history.

Original Release

06/28/1951

US Release

10/15/1951

Cast

Alec Guinness Holland / Henry 'Dutch' Holland
Stanley Holloway Pendlebury / Albert Pendlebury
Sidney James Lackery
Alfie Bass Shorty
Marjorie Fielding Mrs. Chalk
Edie Martin Miss Evesham
John Salew Parkin
Ronald Adam Turner
Arthur Hambling Wallis
Gibb McLaughlin Godwin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Crichton

Writers

T.E.B. Clarke

Cast

Alec Guinness Holland / Henry 'Dutch' Holland
Stanley Holloway Pendlebury / Albert Pendlebury
Sidney James Lackery
Alfie Bass Shorty
Marjorie Fielding Mrs. Chalk
Edie Martin Miss Evesham
John Salew Parkin
Ronald Adam Turner
Arthur Hambling Wallis
Gibb McLaughlin Godwin
John Gregson Farrow
Clive Morton Station Sergeant
Sydney Tafler Clayton
Marie Burke Senora Gallardo / Señora Gallardo
Audrey Hepburn Chiquita
Michael Trubshawe British Ambassador
Ann Heffernan Kiosk Girl
Jacques B. Brunius Customs Official
Eugene Deckers Customs Official
Paul Demel Customs Official

Producers

Editors

Seth Holt

1953OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1953OscarBest Writing, Story and Screenplay Won
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