Often pronounced the finest Ealing comedy ever made, The Ladykillers, is a black comedy that follows the hilarious capers of a group of small-time crooks, taking on more than they can handle in the form of their sweet elderly landlord, Mrs Wilberforce (BAFTA Award winning actress Katie Johnson; How To Murder A Rich Uncle). The criminal gang, posing as a string quartet, are unprepared for their landlord’s meddling when one of the ‘musicians’ cases gets caught in a door, revealing the group’s true identity.
The Ladykillers features an impressive all-star lineup, with the finest comedy actors of the day starring in the film; Alec Guinness (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Lavender Hill Mob) plays the gang’s mastermind ‘Professor Marcus’, Cecil Parker (A French Mistress) is Claude otherwise known as ‘Major Courtney’, Peter Sellers (I’m Alright Jack) is Harry aka ‘Mr Robinson’, Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther) is Louis aka ‘Mr Harvey’ and Danny Green (A Kid For Two Farthings) plays One Round also known as ‘Mr Lawson’.
Set in London’s King’s Cross, The Ladykillers was filmed extensively in the area, with key scenes shot either directly in or within the backdrop of locations such as; Copenhagen Tunnel, King’s Cross Railway Station, Battle Bridge Road and Cheney Road.
The Ladykillers is released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on 26 October, and to celebrate today’s release we have 3 copies of the film on blu-ray please answer the following question to win a copy…
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