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The Lavender Hill Mob


StudioCanal Vintage Classics

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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 harbors 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.

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

Digitally Restored 60th Anniversary Edition

  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Excerpt from the BECTU History Project - interview with Charles Crichton
  • Good Afternoon: Mavis interviews T.E.B. Clarke
  • Behind the Scenes stills gallery
  • Trailer
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SKU 5055201813213
Catalogue Number OPTD1926
Year 1951
Director Charles Crichton
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) StudioCanal
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 78 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U
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