The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

1dadb-the_lavender_hill_mobStarring 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 together they devised a plan to get the gold. They enlisted the help of two small-time criminals. The day of the caper was far from smooth and they must improvise. With luck they get away and the two instigators take their prize to Paris. There they have disastrous results and arrive back in England eventually to even more craziness. This film had endearing characters and its share of comical moments. If you pay attention you can see a young Audrey Hepburn for a blink of an eye near the beginning too!

4.5/5 Stars

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