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The Lavender Hill Mob Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway

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Mousy, anal bank clerk Henry Holland (Guinness) has overseen the transfer of gold bullion from the refinery to the Bank of England for nearly 20 years while looking for a chance to steal a shipment. When he meets Pendlebury (Holloway), a painter and sculptor whose plant makes die-cast metal souvenirs ("I propagate British cultural depravity!") and who is given to bellowing Shakespeare, he has the perfect accomplice. Of course, they need to lure a couple of tough guys to help out. The heist, though bumbled, is nevertheless successful within the first third of this delightful story, but a hitch develops involving the Eiffel Tower, and English schoolgirls on holiday in Paris. This sweet, gentle 1951 Ealing Studios comedy offers a charming crime story with no deaths or bad language. There's even a glimpse of delicious 22-year-old Audrey Hepburn in a walk-on early in the film. Screenwriter T.E.B. Clarke won an Oscar, and Guinness was nominated for best performance by an actor.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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