Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951, GBR) B&W-81m. *** D: Charles Crichton. Starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Edie Martin, Audrey Hepburn, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Shaw. Classic British comedy with formidable Guinness performance about a timid bank clerk, who stumbles upon a way to export gold and plans to pull off robbery that will leave him and his partners with millions. Good fun. Won Oscar for Best Screenplay. Photographed by Douglas Slocombe.

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