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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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.
Professor Marcus: One-Round, there is a wheelbarrow outside, could you fetch it? The Major has a train to catch.
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Tommy Cooper was suggested for the role of One-Round but stage commitments prevented him from auditioning.
When the parrot flies out of the living room and into the hallway, it clearly says "Alec Guinness" as it lands.
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