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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Charles Crichton and produced by Michael Balcon and Michael Truman.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorAlec GuinnessNominated
Best WritingT. E. B. ClarkeWon
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The Lavender Hill Mob

By Beatrice on Jul 21, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Lavender Hill Mob Directed by Charles Crichton Written by T.E.B. Clarke 1951/UK Ealing Studios Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant #250 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Was there ever a more versatile actor than Alec Guinness? The movie begins with “Dutch” Holland (Guinness) r... Read full article


The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 5, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Alec Guinness and David Holloway this Ealing Studios comedy-heist film begins with an older man recounting how he got away with a large amount of gold bullion. His job had been to ride with gold shipments while they were transported. However, soon he met a quirky fellow partial to art and t... Read full article


The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 5, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Alec Guinness and David Holloway this Ealing Studios comedy-heist film begins with an older man recounting how he got away with a large amount of gold bullion. His job had been to ride with gold shipments while they were transported. However, soon he met a quirky fellow partial to art and t... Read full article


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[on the day before Holland and his associates are to carry out the robbery, he has a chat with his boss Turner, who thinks that the subject is over Holland's forthcoming promotion]
Turner: And, erm, here's the order for tomorrow's consignment. Somewhat larger that I expected: 212 bars.
Henry Holland: That won't worry me, sir.
Turner: Dependable to the last. I'm going to miss you, Holland.
Henry Holland: You're very kind, sir. I shall always have the happiest memories of the dear old bullion office.
Turner: Has Mr. Applecrumby spoken to you about your holiday?
Henry Holland: Yes, sir. I'm going to Paris.
Turner: Paris, hey? You're stepping out, Holland. Wonderful isn't it, what a little extra money will do?
Henry Holland: Yes, it's going to make a big difference to me.


Henry Holland: I was a potential millionaire, yet I had to be satisfied with eight pounds, fifteen shillings, less deductions.


Henry Holland: There's nothing to laugh at!


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First feature film of Frank Forsyth.
Ealing Studios, planning a bank-robbery film, asked the Bank of England to devise a way in which a million pounds could be stolen from the bank. A special committee was created to come up with an idea, and their plan is the one used in the film.
T.E.B. Clarke was originally meant to do a sequel to the popular police drama, The Blue Lamp, but he quickly decided he'd much rather write a comedy instead.
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