A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what they deserve.Written by
The taxi used by Mrs Wilberforce when leaving Kings Cross Station is a 1936 Austin 12/4 Strachan-bodied low loader taxicab registered CUL883. It is the same taxi used by Halliday and Ward in The Long Arm (1956) when waiting to identify a suspect (1h20m55s) See more »
When Professor Marcus first calls at Mrs Wilberforce's boarding house she opens the door and it is never closed, yet we see Professor Marcus standing in front of a closed door a few moments later. See more »
If I may say so, Mrs Wilberforce, you have a lovely, charming house. Such pretty windows. I always feel the windows are the eyes of a house and didn't someone say that the eyes are the windows of the soul?
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce:
What a lovely thought, I do hope someone expressed it.
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During the opening credits, roses are shown, to highlight the fact that William Rose wrote the screenplay. See more »
Alec Guiness has to be one of the greatest actors of all time, and his role in The Lady Killers does not buck the trend. From the first moment I saw his dark shape looming through the doorway, I knew the character would be well creepy. And boy was it! With that horrible grin, those horrible teeth and that horrible laugh, it's little wonder that even the grim Herbert Lom starts to get a little freaked out.
Nevertheless, Katie Johnson as the infuriating Mrs Wilberforce almost succeeds in stealing the show. There cannot be a more annoying person in the world, from the point of view of policemen, criminals and baggage handlers alike.
The best scene of all, in my opinion, is the very last one, but I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it. I haven't actually watched the re-make of the film, and I'm certainly a big Tom Hanks fan, but I think it must be hard-pressed to beat this hilarious original. 8 out of 10. Obviously, it's rather old-fashioned and might not appeal to everyone's sense of humour. Ko, Izzy.
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