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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 213410990
UPC: 012236107828
UPC 14: 00012236107828
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
THE LADYKILLERS, director Alexander Mackendrick's third Ealing farce, is the final comedy produced by the famous British studio and one of its most celebrated. Like the equally applauded KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, the film is more sophisticated and blacker in tone than typically lighthearted Ealing fare (such as Mackendrick's WHISKEY GALORE!). Alec Guinness stars as the superbly shifty, toothily threatening Professor Marcus, the leader of a crime ring planning a heist. Marcus rents rooms from a sweet, eccentric old lady, Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson), in her crooked London house. The professor and his co-conspirators, blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker), creepily suave Louis (Herbert Lom), chubby Harry (Peter Sellers), and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green), pose as an unlikely string quartet using the rooms for rehearsal. Dodging Mrs. Wilberforce's constant interruptions, the hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery (filmed in and around London's King's Cross station). When the old girl discovers the truth, Marcus and company cannot persuade her to stay buttoned up about it and thus decide to do her in. Accompanied by a noirish cacophony of screeching trains, parrots, and little old ladies at afternoon tea, a series of unlikely events builds to the hilarious, surprising finale.


Video Features Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/12/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1955
Video UPC UPC: 00012236107828
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alec Guinness
Video Cast Info Danny Green
Video Cast Info Herbert Lom
Video Cast Info Cecil Parker
Video Cast Info Frankie Howerd
Video Cast Info Peter Sellers
Video Cast Info Jack Warner
Video Cast Info Katie Johnson
Video Cast Info William Rose - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info William Rose - Story
Video Cast Info Alexander Mackendrick - Director
Plot Summary
As part of an elaborate heist, a band of no-nonsense gangsters take up residence in an apartment posing as a musical ensemble. However, the little old landlady ends up compromising each and every step of their plan, forcing them to attempt her murder with similar results.

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Viewed at half a century's distance, it comes across as a sardonic paean to Victorian values and the enduring power of the English nanny..." 10/01/2002 p.66

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Product attributeVideo Format:   Blu-Ray
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