The Laven­der Hill Mob

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Never has a clas­sic theft been so hi­lar­i­ous

Alec Guin­ness and Stan­ley Hol­loway revel in the witty script, bring­ing a light com­edy touch to their roles of a bank em­ployee and his friend who plot a mil­lion-pound bul­lion rob­bery from their seedy board­ing house – with a lit­tle help (and hin­drance) from Sid James and Al­fie Bass. And there’s a real bonus for star-spot­ters, too: the ap­pear­ance of Audrey Hep­burn (in her first year in Bri­tish films) as a Brazil­ian señorita, and Heather Sears as a school­girl. A pure

de­light. Dir: Charles Crich­ton 1951, U, 100min

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