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

Whisky Galore!

Whisky Galore! UK (1949) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Ealing Comedies - along with the output from the Boulting brothers - has become a byword for a certain style of quaint, witty, subtly subversive, working class British comedy film since the late forties until a decade later when the likes of the Carry On! films took over. … Continue reading Whisky Galore!