The Ladykillers

United Kingdom, 1955

Film
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Episode of Series “Forever Ealing”.
A black comedy from the Ealing Studios which features Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. An innocent little old lady who takes in a sinister lodger finds out that he and four friends have committed a robbery. Once they realise she knows everything, they plot to kill her. However, just because she is the archetypal genteel old lady pensioner, doesn’t mean that she is quite as harmless as she seems. Also stars Jack Warner, Katie Johnson and Frankie Howerd.

Credits

director

Alexander Mackendrick

producer

Sir Michael Balcon

production company

Michael Balcon Productions

Ealing Studios

Language

English

Duration

01:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39024

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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