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 Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes UK (1938) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The “Master Of Suspense” became a globally revered name once he moved to Hollywood in 1939 but before he left Old Blighty, Hitchcock’s parting gift to his homeland was this celebrated comedy-thriller, based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. In the small … Continue reading The Lady Vanishes