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The Ladykillers (Dec-1955)

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Writer: William Rose

Music Composed by: Tristram Cary

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Heist

Five criminals who have never met each other rent an upstairs room from Mrs. Wilberforce, planning an armored car heist but posing to their very proper landlady as a string quartet. However she may be smarter than they anticipated. One of the best Ealing comedies. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Remade by the Coen Brothers as The Ladykillers (2004).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alec Guinness
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
Frankie Howerd
6-Mar-1917 19-Apr-1992 Up Pompeii
Herbert Lom
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Cecil Parker
3-Sep-1897 20-Apr-1971 The Ladykillers
Peter Sellers
8-Sep-1925 24-Jul-1980 Inspector Clouseau


Alec Guinness   ...   Prof. Marcus
Cecil Parker   ...   Claude ("Maj. Courtney")
Herbert Lom   ...   Louis ("Mr. Harvey")
Peter Sellers   ...   Harry ("Mr. Robinson")
Danny Green   ...   One-Round ("Mr. Lawson")
Jack Warner   ...   The Superintendent
Katie Johnson   ...   The Old Lady
Philip Stainton   ...   The Sergeant
Frankie Howerd   ...   The Barrow Boy


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