The Lavender Hill Mob

directed by Charles Crichton
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1951
Date Added:01/12/2008
Date Watched:11/17/2004
Description:He stole $3,000,000 in gold and that's a lot of BULLion!

Holland (Alec Guinness) is a bank clerk who sees that gold bars make it from the foundry to the bank. He meets Pendlebury (Stanleyl Holloway), a maker of souvenirs. With the help of two thieves, the steal a shipment of gold, cast it into Eiffel Tower statues and ship it off to France. When the follow it, they discover that six of the towers have been accidentally sold to school girls heading back to England. They follow, and their attempts to recover the statues puts Scotland Yard on their tail. Pendlebury is caught, but Holland takes off for South America, sells the statues and lives a life of luxury for a year until Scotland Yard catches up with him too.
My Rating:8

Reviews for The Lavender Hill Mob

Review - Lavender Hill Mob, The

Cute and clever. Not really laugh-out-loud funny, except, perhaps during the car chase sequence at the end. Notable as the first major film of Audrey Hepburn who plays a young woman friend of Holland's in South America in a very brief bit in a restaurant at the beginning of the movie.
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