The Ladykillers Reviews
One of the best British comedies ever made, and one of the best made anywhere, at any time. There is a element of Dickens running through the writing, setting (minus the cars and telephones) and characterisation. As enjoyable today as it was in the mid-fifties.
Between Katie Johnson's persistent puttering, Guiness & Co's malicious musings and Rose's plot development tomfoolery, there's scarcely a single thing here one can grow tired of.
Peter Sellers first co-starring role, with Herbert Lom who would play Sellers' boss in the Clouseau films. Alec Guinness (Obi-wan Kenobi) is great as the toothy genius. A classic worth watching year after year!
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
Alec Guinness: Professor Marcus
Peter Sellers: Harry
Funny black comedy classic, Alec Guinness is amazing once again in yet another film that showed his chameleonic powers as an Actor, alongside with Peter Sellers who are completely in their element providing laughs galore, with the ultimate adversary... A seemingly sweet old lady who is more of a threat than perceived.
As they accidentally get picked off, it will have you roaring with laughter at the antics.
The original is far superior to its remake shockingly by The Coen Brothers is truly awful. (Hide boys :P).
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce
''May I ask you where you studied?''
''...Well, I didn't really study any place, Lady... I just sort of... picked it up.''