A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer, by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.
As they are waiting for a divorce, young movie star Malissa Farrell and famous pianist Rudy Walter have left their baby, Johnny, with a child minder in Le Vésinet. Marinette, the latter's ... See full summary »
Holland, a shy retiring man, dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for 20 years, he has worked as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury, a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury's smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold from England into France. Soon after, the two plant a story to gain the services of professional criminals Lackery and Shorty. Together, the four plot their crime, leading to unexpected twists and turns. Written by
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T.E.B. Clarke was originally meant to do a sequel to the popular police drama, The Blue Lamp (1950), but he quickly decided he'd much rather write a comedy instead. See more »
When Shorty is shown practicing his drawing, the picture changes between the distant shot and the close shot. See more »
[on the day before Holland and his associates are to carry out the robbery, he has a chat with his boss Turner, who thinks that the subject is over Holland's forthcoming promotion]
And, erm, here's the order for tomorrow's consignment. Somewhat larger that I expected: 212 bars.
That won't worry me, sir.
Dependable to the last. I'm going to miss you, Holland.
You're very kind, sir. I shall always have the happiest memories of the dear old bullion office.
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In my opinion - this is the best comedy movie ever made. There are few
movies that can still generate belly laughs two or three years after their
release. This movie is still funny after more than fifty years! Plus it
has some of the greatest comedy scenes ever filmed: the "my safe is broken
and I have the whole payroll in it" scene; the two small-time thieves
comparing resumes; Alec Guiness blending into the crowd of City bankers;
and, of course, the famous last scene.
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