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

The Lavender Hill Mob

  • 1951 film

An Ealing Studios comedy classic, The Lavender Hill Mob stars Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway attempting to carry out the perfect crime. Also features Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Clive Morton and more.

  • Repeated Sunday 28th August at 7pm on TPTV

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Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards to star in stage version of The Lavender Hill Mob

Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards will reunite for a new staging of the classic Ealing Comedy The Lavender Hill Mob, which will embark on a new tour from October.

Alex Wood, What's On Stage, 15th June 2022

Streaming: The Duke and other great heist movies

Roger Michell's delightful art-theft romp starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren joins robbery classics from The Lavender Hill Mob to Rififi and Widows.

Guy Lodge, The Guardian, 16th April 2022

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

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