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    The Ladykillers

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 94 Mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    THE LADYKILLERS, director Alexander Mackendrick's third Ealing farce, is the final comedy produced by the famous studio and one of its most celebrated. Alec Guinness stars as the superbly shifty, toothily threatening Professor Marcus, the leader of a crime ring planning a heist. Marcus rents rooms from a sweet, eccentric old lady, Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson), in her crooked London house. The professor and his co-conspirators, blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker), creepily suave Louis (Herbert Lom), chubby Harry (Peter Sellers), and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green), pose as an unlikely string quartet using the rooms for rehearsal. Dodging Mrs. Wilberforce's constant interruptions, the hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery (filmed in and around London's Kings Cross station). When the old girl discovers the truth, Marcus and company cannot persuade her to stay buttoned up about it and thus decide to do her in.

    Special Features:
    Filmed interviews with: Allan Scott, Terence Davies and Ronald Harwood
    Audio Commentary with Philip Kemp: Mackendrick/Ladykillers expert
    Interview with James Mangold
    Forever Ealing Documentary
    Introduction to The LadyKillers by Terry Gilliam
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    Directed By:
    Alexander Mackendrick

    Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Katie Johnson, Jack Warner, Philip Stainton, Frankie Howerd, Fred Griffiths & Kenneth Connor

    Optimum Home Entertainment

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