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 the gold into France. Soon after, they gain the services of professional criminals Lackery (Sid James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass) and the four plot their crime, unaware of the pitfalls which lie ahead.
An enduring classic from director Charles Crichton, The Lavender Hill Mob features an early screen appearance from Audrey Hepburn.
Release Date: 01 January 2011
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1951
Main Language: English
Made in Ealing Studios' unique style
Guiness plays the honest clerk in charge of gold shipments, until he gets an idea for an audacious robbery. A great cast to back him up.