DVD 97 mins IMDB 8.0 (4,972 votes)
NR (Not Rated)
The Ladykillers
Anchor Bay (1955)
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(5/6/2006 )

John Wood
Comedy, Crime
UK  /  English

Alec Guinness Professor Marcus
Cecil Parker Claude (a.k.a. 'Major Courtney')
Herbert Lom Louis (a.k.a. 'Mr. Harvey')
Peter Sellers Harry (a.k.a. 'Mr. Robinson')
Danny Green One-Round (a.k.a. 'Mr. Lawson')
Jack Warner The Superintendent
Katie Johnson The Old Lady
Philip Stainton The Sergeant
Frankie Howerd The Barrow boy
Madge Brindley Bit Part (uncredited)
Hélène Burls Hypatia (uncredited)
Kenneth Connor Cab Driver (uncredited)
Michael Corcoran Bit Part (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin Parcels Clerk (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths Junk Man (uncredited)
Alec Guiness

Director Alexander Mackendrick
Producer Michael Balcon
Writer William Rose
Cinematography Otto Heller
Musician Tristram Cary
User Credit 1 Jack Harris
User Credit 2 Anthony Mendleson

Comedy about a gang of crooks who rent a house in London, and the innocent old landlady that they think they can easily kill.

Edition Details
Barcode 013131147490
Region Region 1
Chapters 24
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Alec Guiness Bio
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
Purchase Date 5/6/2006
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
Links IMDB
Amazon US
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Trivia: When the parrot flies out of the living room and into the hallway it clearly says "Alec Guinness" as it lands. (more)

Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Major Courtney is cornered on the roof by Louis, he backs away and shouts, "Louis!" but his lips do not move. (more)

[last lines]
The Superintendent: Mrs. Wilberforce, you've left your umbrella again.
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce: Don't worry, Superintendent, I've got enough money to buy hundreds of them. I never liked that one much anyway.

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations (more)