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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 WritingWilliam RoseNominated

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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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[Mrs. Wilberforce has just discovered the money. Louis pulls Harry aside]
Louis: We must get her out of here.
Harry: A snatch?
Louis: Get her into the car.
[One of Mrs. Wilberforce's guests arrives]
Louis: We'll have to take them both. We've got to get away!
[Two more guests arrive]
Harry: What do you think we should do? Charter a bus?

[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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The robbery at the beginning of the film took place in Cheney Street near its junction with Battle Bridge Road, immediately to the west of Kings Cross station.
The producers originally rejected director Alexander Mackendrick's choice of Katie Johnson for the role of Mrs. Wilberforce on the grounds that she might be too frail for the project, and so they cast a younger actress - who died before filming began.
Richard Attenborough was originally considered for the role of Harry, by director Alexander Mackendrick.
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