The Lavender Hill Mob

A glimmering new 4K restoration of The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), the enduring Ealing Studios comedy classic directed by Charles Crichton with cinematography by the great Douglas Slocombe. Winner of a BAFTA for Best British Film and an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, The Lavender Hill Mob remains today one of the finest British comedies ever made.

Holland (Alec Guinness) is a shy, retiring man who works as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury's smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle them into France. Soon after, they gain the services of professional criminals Lackery (Sid James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass) and the four plot what they believe will be the perfect crime - which turns out to be anything but!

First released: Monday 22nd April 2024

Extra features

  • Standard Blu-ray second disc
  • 64-page booklet
  • 2 posters: new and original artwork designed by Matt Griffin
  • 4 pop-art artcards designed by Art & Hue
  • The Perfect Heist: Benedict Morrison (Senior Lecturer in Literature and Film at Exeter University and author of Eccentric Laughter: Queer Possibilities in Post-War British Film Comedy) on The Lavender Hill Mob
  • London Comedy Film Festival Q&A with Paul Merton
  • Those British Faces: Stanley Holloway
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Extract from BEHP audio interview with Charles Crichton
  • Good Afternoon: Mavis interviews T.E.B. Clarke
  • Audio commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold
  • Original trailer
  • Behind the scenes stills gallery

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