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The Ladykillers

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Original title
The Ladykillers
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
William Rose
Music
Tristram Cary
Cinematography
Otto Heller
Cast
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Producer
Anchor Bay Films
Genre
Comedy | Crime. Black Comedy. Heist Film. Old Age
Synopsis / Plot
A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two room apartment in an isolated house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they are plotting to rob a bank and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce's naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.
Awards
1956: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1955: BAFTA Awards: Best British Actress (Johnson) and British Screenplay. 4 Nominations
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