The Ladykillers

United Kingdom | 1955 | 91 minutes | Alexander Mackendrick

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Leave it to England's fabled Ealing Studios to produce the greatest comic caper ever made. Criminal mastermind Alec Guinness has the perfect plan for a daring robbery. He's assembled the right team, among them Peter Sellers. He's devised the ideal cover -- he and the lads masquerading as a string quintet. What he can't possibly prepare for is the righteous meddling of their host, Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson). William Rose claimed his script came to him in a dream; under the direction of Mackendrick (Sweet Smell of Success), it plays like one, too. 

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  • Director: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Principal Cast: Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1955
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Producer: Michael Balcon
  • Screenplay: William Rose
  • Cinematographers: Otto Heller
  • Editors: Jack Harris
  • Music: Tristram Cary
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Continental Distributing