The Lavender Hill Mob

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Optimum Home Entertainment
DVD / Restored
Certificate UK


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Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn.

Director: Charles Crichton
Producer: Michael Balcon
Writer: T.E.B. Clarke
Music: Georges Auric
Music: Ernest Irving
Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe
Actor: Alec Guinness
Actor: Stanley Holloway
Actor: Alfie Bass
Actor: Marjorie Fielding
Actor: John Gregson
Actor: Edie Martin
Actor: Clive Morton
Actor: Ronald Adam
Actor: Sidney Tafler
Actor: Jacques Brunius
Actor: Audrey Hepburn
Actor: Sid James
Actor: Eugene Deckers

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The Lavender Hill Mob|Alec Guinness
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Languages(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Dolby Mono
Extras 3
Bonus Footage, Image Gallery, Introduction from Martin Scorsese, Restoration comparison, Trailers
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