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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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Henry Holland: I said leave it.
Lackery: A ruddy waste! There's many a starving bloke'd be glad of that lot!


Henry Holland: There's nothing to laugh at!


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


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One of the rationales the filmmakers considered in not allowing the mob to get away with their crime is that prevailing censorship criteria in the U.S. would have cost them the lucrative American market. (The U.K. had no such rule, and the filmmakers could have had the criminals successful if desired.)
Audrey Hepburn was considered for a larger role in this film, but stage work made her unavailable. Alec Guinness was impressed with the young actress and arranged for her to appear in a bit part. This is considered to be Hepburn's first appearance in a major film.
Robert Shaw's first film. However, most of his performance ended up on the cutting room floor.
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