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The Lavender Hill Mob

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Original title
The Lavender Hill Mob
Running time
81 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
T.E.B. Clarke
Georges Auric
Douglas Slocombe (B&W)
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Ealing Studios / J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Comedy | Crime. Heist Film
Synopsis / Plot
Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) is a shy retiring man who dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for 20 years, he has worked as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury, a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury's smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold from England into France. Soon after, the two plant a story to gain the services of professional criminals Lackery and Shorty. Together, the four plot their crime, leading to unexpected twists and turns.
1952: Oscar: Best Story and Screenplay. 2 Nominations
1952: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1951: BAFTA Awards: Best British Film. Nominated for Best Film
1951: National Board of Review: Best Screenplay
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