The Lavender Hill Mob. Image shows from L to R: Holland (Alec Guinness), Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway).

The Lavender Hill Mob

1951 British comedy film about a crime gang. Stars Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding and others.

On TV on Friday at 3:30pm on BBC2

Press Clippings

A sublime Ealing comedy, with an Oscar-winning script by T.E.B. Clarke. Alec Guinness is a lowly bank clerk who teams up with hefty Stanley Holloway to pull off an outrageous bullion robbery. Crichton directs with a deft touch and among the usual suspects are henchmen Alfie Bass and Sid James.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 11th June 2016

Sid James's 20 best - and weirdest - films

Film noir; gritty drama; 'swinging' song and dance numbers... On the 40th anniversary of his death, here's proof that there was more to Sidney James than just a dirty laugh.

Andy Roberts, The Telegraph, 26th April 2016

The Lavender Hill Mob - review

Alec Guinness is the timid bank clerk in one of the classic Ealing comedies celebrating its 60th birthday with a cinema rerelease.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 22nd July 2011