The Ladykillers (1955)


Link: The Ladykillers

Summary: After an otherwise successful robbery, a group of thieves must face one last problem: a kindly old lady who has discovered their secret and wants to inform the police.  The criminals decide they’ll have to kill her.  A dark but lighthearted classic bumbling British comedy.

Thoughts: I found this film to be hilarious.  Alec Guinness is particularly great as the sleazy crime boss, looking almost as creepy as a younger Christopher Lee, but with ridiculous teeth and nasty hair.  The story is a bit slow to get going, and then it’s all-over-the-place, but it’s easy to forgive with its dry unsubtle wit.  Great stuff.  They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.

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