A hard-working retiring bank employee discovers a way to smuggle gold from England to France.
A hard-working retiring bank employee (Alec Guinness) discovers a way to smuggle gold from the Bank of England to France and recruits a ring of professional criminals to help. The Lavender Hill Mob won screenwriter T.E.B. Clarke an Oscar for best screenplay and Guinness was nominated for Best Actor. (1951, 81 min. No MPAA rating.) Part of the Classic Films series at the Skirball. A Tribute to Ealing Studios: More than fifty years ago, Britain’s Ealing Studios produced a series of post-war comedies containing humor and themes that have remained fresh and entertaining to this day. This fall, come rediscover some of the studio’s earliest comedic productions.