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The Lavender Hill Mob Reviews

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lucy w.
April 25, 2014
Highly entertaining, much like "The Man in the White Suit". Sir Alec Guinness is truly a wonderful actor.
December 6, 2012
The perfect heist is patiently planned by the one person no one would suspect, a meek bank teller only months away from retirement (Alec Guinness). He's had years to consider every detail; and only days to recruit and rehearse his gang.

Watch for Audrey Hepburn's first major movie cameo in the opening restaurant scene!
Sgt. Cockstrain
December 20, 2013
(77%)
A true classic comedy that is as much a joy to watch now as it was way back in the 50's. The pacing is perfect as there is never a dull moment because the great writing always pushes the plot forward so effortlessly, it never bogs down once. It's A genuine treat that is worth tracking down for some innocent light-hearted fun.
January 3, 2014
Very funny, high energy and clever writing elevate this crime caper to a pretty intense height. Not to mention some super inventive shots for the time period. Fans of classic comedy should see this no question!
Anthony L

Super Reviewer

November 28, 2013
The Lavender Hill Mob is an Ealing classic. Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James and Alfie Bass are the perfect quartet in this very well written and hugely lovable crime caper. The script is very clever and the dialogue is sharp and brilliantly delivered. It is one of the few exceptions that really has stood the test of time. I just really wish I didn't end the way it does!
John B

Super Reviewer

November 20, 2013
Remade with Tom Hanks many years later, this is the ultimate British caper film with a very fine Guinness leading the way. A tight script produces wonders.
October 6, 2013
Here's a random offering that stacks up to be a pleasantly enjoyable black 'n white - playing out in madcap fashion, a lighthearted batch of thieves led by none other than Alec Guinness manage to heist a bank truck full of gold buillon, causing chuckles and sometimes outright laughs all along the way (especially during the final chase scene where Alec and his friend have to escape from a giant exhibit hosted by... the police). 4/5 As far as old-fashioned studio flicks go, this is a B&W that won't bore - the script is fast-paced and there are enough big-screen moments (a stunning shot from atop the Eiffel Tower turns into disabling vertigo) to warrant this a certified fresh afternoon movie classic.
October 1, 2013
Alec Guiness is perfectly charming as the apparently meek Bank supervisor with a dream he desperately wants to fulfill in this fabulous comedy.
August 20, 2011
A trustworthy bank bullion supervisor decides to take advantage of his situation by setting up a gang with an artist and two robbers, and organise a robbery. The Lavender Hill Mob can certainly be taken as a solid example of the type of film making wide use of dark and witty humour which Ealing Studios produced. Set in the British working class, which seemed to widely inspire the renowned production house, the screenplay by T.E.B. Clark is flawless in its cleverness. The cast, including Alec Guinness as the everyman with a darker second personality, is superb. The film as a whole is a timeless classic.
April 24, 2013
Fun, inventive and witty crime caper.
March 25, 2013
If you haven't seen any of the comedies that Sir Alec Guinness made at Ealing Studios in the 1950's, then I highly recommend that you do. The Lavender Hill Mob is a heist film like no other, in which mild-mannered bullion office clerk Guinness masterminds a scheme to get the gold out of the country. Charles Crichton directs this so as to raise the tension and also to release the wackiness. Even after watching this many times over the years, I still chortled. See also The Ladykillers, The Man in the White Suit, and Kind Hearts & Coronets.
January 8, 2012
Entertaing story with not enough Sid James and too much of the awkward non-comedy actor Alec Guinness.
Pierluigi P

Super Reviewer

October 14, 2007
Guinnes creates an ordinary man striving for a dream, a mad and illegal one, but a dream anyhow. Contagiously charming and funny.
January 28, 2013
fun and exciting brit caper comedy
Adrian B.
December 28, 2012
Highly enjoyable comedy in which we hear the story of Henry Holland (Alec Guinness), who is hosting a party (of which a gorgeous young woman played by Audrey Hepburn is in attendance) and telling of how he got his riches. A former transporter of gold bullions, Henry decides that the wants a reward, so he, his associate Alfred (Stanley Holloway), and several others decide to transport the gold as miniature replicas of Eiffel Towers and steal them in the process. It works and escape scheme is hatched when Henry is made to look like a victim of the ordeal. It is believed he and the others get away with this alleged mastery crime, only to have it blow up his face by the end. Very amusing movie from start to finish, with wonderful performances by both Holloway and Guinness. One of three popular comedies between 1949 and 1955 starring Guinness (the other two being "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and "The Ladykillers") and it is nice to see that all of these films are splendid and have not dated badly one bit.
Luc L.
December 26, 2012
A good British heist film.
July 5, 2007
Good, but don't remember it very well.
August 17, 2007
Another of Guinness' classic portrayals.
September 15, 2012
Give this oldie a chance, if you like your crime capers on the slightly comic side.
AndrewScaife
July 16, 2012
Ealing Studios really can't do anything wrong, Alec Guiness is simply amazing and steals the show as he does in virtually everything he's in. Wonderfully crafted film.
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