The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers

The Man In The White Suit

The Man In The White Suit UK (1951) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Ealing Comedies are usually associated with gentle, homely affairs typifying post-War, British feel good cinema. In fact, many of their films were scathing satires on the class system and the captains of industry - like this classic under review here. Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) … Continue reading The Man In The White Suit

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob UK (1951) Dir. Charles Crichton It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch. The unassuming ones, the sticklers for the rules, the ones so devoted to their jobs that their idea of excitement is two sugars in their tea instead of one. Hiding in plain view is the best way … Continue reading The Lavender Hill Mob