Alexander Mackendrick's last Ealing comedy and certainly one of the best, William Rose received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Sir Alec Guinness stars in one of his most vivid disguises, in this killingly funny black comedy gem. The villains plot to kill the old lady who discovers their robbery. But the pensioner is not as harmless as she seems! A rare colour film from Ealing in the '50s, it was premiered in 1955 at the end of the Ealing Green period.

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The Ladykillers (1955)

Unrated

Comedy/Crime · 1h 31m · 12/8/1955

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Alexander Mackendrick's last Ealing comedy and certainly one of the best, William Rose received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Sir Alec Guinness stars in one of his most vivid disguises, in this killingly funny black comedy gem. The villains plot to kill the old lady who discovers their robbery. But the pensioner is not as harmless as she seems! A rare colour film from Ealing in the '50s, it was premiered in 1955 at the end of the Ealing Green period.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Ealing Studios, Michael Balcon Productions

Revenue

$32,350
Part Of
Cast
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Alec Guinness

Professor Marcus
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Cecil Parker

Claude
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Herbert Lom

Louis
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Peter Sellers

Harry
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Danny Green

One-Round
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Jack Warner

The Superintendent
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Katie Johnson

Louisa Wilberforce
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Philip Stainton

The Sergeant
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Frankie Howerd

The Barrow Boy
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Madge Brindley

Large Lady (uncredited)
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Hélène Burls

Hypatia (uncredited)
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Jimmy Charters

Bystander (uncredited)
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Kenneth Connor

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Michael Corcoran

Burglar (uncredited)
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Arthur Dibbs

Detective (uncredited)
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Harold Goodwin

Parcels Clerk (uncredited)
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Fred Griffiths

Junk Man (uncredited)
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Lucy Griffiths

Miss Pringle (uncredited)
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George Hilsdon

Security Van Driver (uncredited)
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Phoebe Hodgson

Constance (uncredited)
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Vincent Holman

Station Master (uncredited)
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Frank Howard

Police Constable (uncredited)
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Arthur Howell

Constable (uncredited)
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Anthony John

Child (uncredited)
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Stratford Johns

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Frederick Kelsey

Man in Street (uncredited)
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Evelyn Kerry

Amelia (uncredited)
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Sam Kydd

Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Anthony Lang

Bystander (uncredited)
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George Leech

Detective (uncredited)
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Dan Lester

Porter (uncredited)
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Aileen Lewis

Lady Leaving Kings Cross Station (uncredited)
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Edie Martin

Lettice (uncredited)
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Colin McKenzie

Constable (uncredited)
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Jack Melford

Detective (uncredited)
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Robert Moore

Constable (uncredited)
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Arthur Mullard

(uncredited)
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Paul Phillips

Bystander (uncredited)
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Ewan Roberts

Constable (uncredited)
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George Roderick

Radio Car Policeman (uncredited)
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John Rudling

Nervous Man (uncredited)
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Leonard Sharp

Pavement Artist (uncredited)
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George Spence

Bystander Near Fruit Barrow (uncredited)
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Peter Williams

Detective at Parcels Office (uncredited)
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Billy Wilmot

Bystander (uncredited)
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Neil Wilson

Policeman (uncredited)
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Charles Wood

Man in Street (uncredited)
Crew
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Alexander Mackendrick

Director
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William Rose

Writer
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Jimmy O'Connor

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

2/15/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD)

2/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ladykillers

(DVD)

9/10/2002

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