The Ladykillers (1955) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Alexander Mackendrick and produced by Michael Balcon and Seth Holt.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||William Rose||Nominated|
The Ladykillers (1955)By Beatrice on Feb 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Ladykillers Directed by Alexander Mackendrick Written by William Rose 1955/UK The Rank Organization/Ealing Studios Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #290 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die One of Ealing Studio’s last comedies is among its very best. Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) ... Read full article
The Ladykillers (1955)By Angela on Aug 4, 2013 From Hollywood Revue
Louisa Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) is a lonely, old woman.? She lives alone with her parrots and passes her time by watching her neighbors and concocting wild stories about them to report to the police.? The police politely listen to her tales, but realize they’re just nonsense and don’t... Read full article
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[after Louis has 'dealt' with the Major on the roof']
Professor Marcus: Well, where is he? Where *is* the Major? Is he up there still?
Harry: No, no, he, uh, he come down.
Professor Marcus: Well bring him here!
Harry: He come down... with the chimney-pot.
Professor Marcus: With the chimney- ?
Professor Marcus: Is he hurt?
Louis: I shouldn't think he felt a thing.
Louis: [asked to get General Gordon, Mrs. Wilberforce's parrot] I'm not chasing any parrot! I don't care if he's a field marshall!
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According to both Alexander Mackendrick and Alec Guinness, Mrs. Wilberforce's birds in the film were voiced by Peter Sellers.
William Rose claimed to have dreamed the entire story from start to finish.
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