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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Class.By a customer from Hastings , 18 Jun 2008A cheerful comic masterpiece which relies on wit, panache and timing to split the sides.
No pie throwing, prat falls or knob gags here, thank you very much.
Step away from Mr. Curtis' syrupy toffs-in-trouble tales or whatever ghastly crap starring someone off the telly passes for British comedy this month, and treat yourself.
FantasticBy a customer from London , 29 Apr 2008a classic and a joy to watch
great British FilmBy commonstealth (14 reviews) from Harrow , 28 Mar 2008Brilliant film and the old lady steals the show.....
Would you all be liking a cup o' tea?
Guinness and Sellars at their best!By martyrat (6 reviews) from Croydon , 23 Nov 2007Absolute classic, every film lover needs to watch this!!
truly a classicBy Richard Kirk from Tamworth , 07 Nov 2007Having seen the Cohen Brothers remake a month or so ago I was very eager to see the original, and I'm very glad I did, as it is truly a classic.
The late Sir Alec Guinness provides enough of a performance for the entire film but the whole film is full of memorable characters that make up a must see for any Ealing comedy fan.