Sir Alec Guinness received his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his delightful performance as Henry Holland, a meek clerk who devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But when Henry and his odd accomplice (Stanley Holloway of My Fair Lady fame) melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers to smuggle into France, their perfect crime becomes a disastrous caper of Cocney crooks, customs chaos and an ill-timed group of British schoolgirls, all leading to some of the most hilarious and unexpected surprises in criminal history. Sidney James (of the Carry On series) and a young Audrey Hepburn co-star in this beloved Ealing Studios hit directed by Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda, The Titfield Thunderbolt) that won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Classic/Comedy · 1h 21m

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Sir Alec Guinness received his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his delightful performance as Henry Holland, a meek clerk who devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But when Henry and his odd accomplice (Stanley Holloway of My Fair Lady fame) melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers to smuggle into France, their perfect crime becomes a disastrous caper of Cocney crooks, customs chaos and an ill-timed group of British schoolgirls, all leading to some of the most hilarious and unexpected surprises in criminal history. Sidney James (of the Carry On series) and a young Audrey Hepburn co-star in this beloved Ealing Studios hit directed by Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda, The Titfield Thunderbolt) that won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

Ealing Studios
Part Of
Cast
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Alec Guinness

Holland
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Stanley Holloway

Pendlebury
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Sidney James

Lackery
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Alfie Bass

Shorty
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Marjorie Fielding

Mrs. Chalk
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Edie Martin

Miss Evesham
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John Salew

Parkin
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Ronald Adam

Turner
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Arthur Hambling

Wallis
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Gibb McLaughlin

Godwin
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John Gregson

Farrow
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Clive Morton

Station Sergeant
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Sydney Tafler

Clayton
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Marie Burke

Senora Gallardo
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Audrey Hepburn

Chiquita
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William Fox

Gregory
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Michael Trubshawe

British Ambassador
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Ann Heffernan

Kiosk Girl
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Jacques B. Brunius

Customs Official (as Jacques Brunius)
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Eugene Deckers

Customs Official
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Paul Demel

Customs Official
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Andreas Malandrinos

Customs Official (as Andrea Malandrinos)
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Cyril Chamberlain

Commander
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Tony Quinn

Deputy Commander
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Moultrie Kelsall

Detective Superintendant
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Christopher Hewett

Inspector Talbot
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Meredith Edwards

P.C. Williams
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Patrick Barr

Divisional Detective Inspector
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David Davies

City Policeman
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John Adams

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ernest Blyth

Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Alanna Boyce

June Edwards (uncredited)
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Johnny Briggs

Small Role (uncredited)
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Daniel Brown

Man in Police Line Up (uncredited)
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Peter Bull

Joe the Gab (uncredited)
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Jacques Cey

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Joe Clarke

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Robert Coote

Waiter in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Jacqueline Curtis

Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Richard Davies

Police Driver (uncredited)
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Patric Doonan

Craggs (uncredited)
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Archie Duncan

Chief Cashier (uncredited)
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Frank Forsyth

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Rex Garner

Rio Club Waiter (uncredited)
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Patricia Garwood

Girl (uncredited)
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Fred Griffiths

Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Ned Hood

Vicar / Policeman (uncredited)
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Gerry Judge

Rio Club Member (uncredited)
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Charles Lamb

Mr. Richards (uncredited)
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Howard Lang

Policeman at window (uncredited)
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Desmond Llewelyn

Customs Officer (uncredited)
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Martin Lyder

Waiter (uncredited)
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Louis Matto

Gendarme (uncredited)
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Manny Michael

Man in Police Line-Up (uncredited)
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Arthur Mullard

1st Man in Police Identity Parade (uncredited)
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Marie Ney

School Headmistress (uncredited)
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Fred Nicholas

Police Driver (uncredited)
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Jim O'Brady

Tube Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Joe Phelps

Policeman (uncredited)
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Frederick Piper

Cafe Owner (uncredited)
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Ernie Priest

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ernie Rice

Man at Races (uncredited)
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Johnny Rossi

Man in Police Line Up (uncredited)
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Robert Shaw

Chemist at Police Exhibition (uncredited)
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Valerie Singleton

Girl (uncredited)
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George Spence

Racegoer (uncredited)
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John Warwick

Police Inspector at Squad Car Headquarters (uncredited)
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Richard Wattis

Opposition MP (uncredited)
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Neil Wilson

Squad Car Headquarters PC (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Crichton

Director
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T.E.B. Clarke

Writer
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Douglas Slocombe

Cinematograpy
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Seth Holt

Editor
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Michael Balcon

Producer
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Georges Auric

Music
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Stephen Dalby

Sound
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William Kellner

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD)

9/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD)

2/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(DVD)

9/3/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lavender Hill Mob

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/3/2019

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