The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers (1955)

Who was that lady I saw you outwit last night? That was no lady … That was ‘Mum’ Wilberforce, …

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A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they're plotting to rob an armored bank van and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce's naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

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  • Alec Guinness

    as Professor Marcus
  • Cecil Parker

    as Claude, alias 'Major Courtney'
  • Herbert Lom

    as Louis, alias 'Mr. Harvey'
  • Peter Sellers

    as Harry, alias 'Mr. Robinson'
  • Danny Green

    as 'One-Round', alias 'Mr. Lawson'
  • Katie Johnson

    as Mrs. Wilberforce
  • Jack Warner

    as The Superintendent
  • Philip Stainton

    as The Sergeant
  • Frankie Howerd

    as The Barrow Boy
  • Madge Brindley

    as Large Lady (uncredited)
  • Hélène Burls

    as Hypatia (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Connor

    as Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Michael Corcoran

    as Burglar (uncredited)
  • Harold Goodwin

    as Parcels Clerk (uncredited)
  • Fred Griffiths

    as Junk Man (uncredited)
  • Lucy Griffiths

    as Miss Pringle (uncredited)
  • George Hilsdon

    as Security Van Driver (uncredited)
  • Vincent Holman

    as Station Master (uncredited)
  • Stratford Johns

    as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Sam Kydd

    as Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Aileen Lewis

    as Lady Leaving Kings Cross Station (uncredited)
  • Edie Martin

    as Lettice (uncredited)
  • Jack Melford

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Arthur Mullard

    as (uncredited)
  • Ewan Roberts

    as Constable (uncredited)
  • George Roderick

    as Radio Car Policeman (uncredited)
  • John Rudling

    as Nervous Man (uncredited)
  • Leonard Sharp

    as Pavement Artist (uncredited)
  • Peter Williams

    as Detective at Parcels Office (uncredited)
  • Neil Wilson

    as Policeman (uncredited)
Editing Robin Clarke Assistant Editor
Production Michael Balcon Producer
Editing Jim Clark Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Mendleson Costume Design
Art Bert Davey Assistant Art Director
Directing Tom Pevsner Assistant Director
Art Norman Dorme Set Designer
Editing Jack Harris Editor
Directing Alexander Mackendrick Director
Writing William Rose Screenplay
Writing William Rose Story
Camera Otto Heller Director of Photography
Writing Jimmy O'Connor Screenplay
Production Seth Holt Associate Producer
Sound Tristram Cary Music
Sound Gordon Stone Sound Editor
Production Hal Mason Production Supervisor
Art Jack Shampan Set Designer
Editing Joan Bridge Color Timer
Camera Alan Bryce First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Alex Garfath Makeup Artist
Editing Harry Aldous Assistant Editor
Art Jim Morahan Art Direction
Crew Sydney Pearson Special Effects
Camera Chic Waterson Camera Operator
Crew W. Simpson Robinson Scenic Artist
Art Tony Rimmington Set Designer
Camera Ray Parslow First Assistant Camera
Production David Peers Unit Production Manager
Sound Stephen Dalby Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Dock Mathieson Music Director
Camera Herbert Smith First Assistant Camera
Sound Leo Wilkins Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Daphne Martin Hairstylist
Directing Felicia Manheim Continuity