The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Feature Film | Crime Comedy | UK | English | 1h21m
Dir: Charles Crichton | Scr: T.E.B. Clarke | Ph: Douglas Slocombe | Prod: Michael Balcon | Mus: Georges Auric | Ed: Seth Holt | AD: William Kellner | Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Edie Martin, John Salew, Ronald Adam, Arthur Hambling, Gibb McLaughlin, John Gregson

When a man with smelting facilities and legitimate shipping routes moves into his boarding house, a mild mannered bank clerk, responsible for the refinery-to-vault accompaniment of gold bullion shipments, co-opts him into assisting him with his long gestating plan to rob his employers, in this thoroughly entertaining and effortlessly re-watchable Ealing comedy. Guinness and Holloway (naturally) excel in the main roles, with James and Bass giving noteworthily humorous support. Delightful.