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

The Lavender Hill Mob

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

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