The Ladykillers details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner, Katie Johnson, Katie Johnston, Frankie Howerd, Kenneth Connor|
|Collections:||Top 100 Best of British|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Sep 2002|
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Not the cream of Ealing.....but a very good film indeed.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 30 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This is like a Who's-who of British film stars of the period.
It's more a case of who ISN'T in the film than who IS in it.
I suppose Alec Guiness steals the best part, a rare feat when Peter Sellers is in a film, but every role is played to perfection by great stalwarts of British cinema.
The storyline is so original, so funny and so good in the way it is brought to the screen. The magic Ealing formula that( in another of its productions) came up with Pimlico becoming an independent country, just as Del-Boy would have wished LOL. This is just as unlikely, and just as endearing.
There are only a few flaws which stop me awarding 4 stars, mainly involving the setting, the 'slowness' in places during the film, the feeling that eventually it may risk overstaying its welcome.
All that latter criticism may sound a bit petty, but such are the things that make us all have opinions and thoughts.
But 3.5 stars ranks as 'very good'........and that sums up this very good British film from a purple patch in our homegrown cinema history.
Very good......and heartily recommended : it will please virtually every viewer to some extent or another.
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CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDYBy a customer from London , 22 Jan 2009The Ladkillers is brilliant, a must see film for all fans of British film
The LadykillersBy a customer from Bristol , 12 Jan 2009The Ladykillers has stood the test of time better than most films from the 50s. The script is excellent and the acting is great. The (colour) photography and sound are both better than many films of that era. The film may not impress younger audiences that much but for them it is worth watching just for the scenes of London in the 50s and is fascinating in its portrayal of the prevailing social mores. Older audiences will enjoy seeing the cast - many of whom became famous over the following decades.
ClassicBy a customer from Ferndown , 10 Dec 2008Excellent. Classic. Well worth renting. Lots of great gags.
LadykillersBy a customer from Southend-on-Sea , 26 Oct 2008You just can't beat the oldies. Just good fun, not too taxing. Enjoy
wonderful classic Ealing comedyBy a customer from London , 23 Sep 2008Tremendous cast and a great story overcome the limitations of a rather stage bound setting. Still a really enjoyable film.