The Ladykillers (1955): Continuity script

The Ladykillers (1955): Continuity script

directed by Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993; produced by Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977, Rank Organization Film Productions and Ealing Studios; performed by Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Cecil Parker, 1897-1971 and Peter Sellers, 1925-1980 (London, England: Studio Canal, 1955, first release 1955), 145 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and the 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander MacKendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. With iconic performances from Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom, THE LADYKILLERSis quintessential Ealing. Director Alexander Mackendrick’s film centres on a criminal gang planning their next job, who find themselves boarding with an innocent old lady who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs. Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and get what they deserve. Mackendrick’s last film as director before his move to Hollywood, THE LADYKILLERS remains one of the best British comedies ever made.
Field of Interest
Accolades / Awards
Nominated 1957 Academy Awards, USA, Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original, Won 1956 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Actress, Won 1956 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Screenplay, Nominated 1956 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Film, Nominated 1956 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best Film from any Source
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Alexander Mackendrick, 1912-1993
Content Type
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Sub Genre
Comedy, Crime
Original Release Date
Page Count
Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000, Cecil Parker, 1897-1971, Peter Sellers, 1925-1980
Sir Michael Balcon, 1896-1977
Producer - Institution
Rank Organization Film Productions, Ealing Studios
Publication Year
Studio Canal
Place Published / Released
London, England
Release Date
Film, Music & Performing Arts, Literature & Language, 1950s, Criminals, Robbers and thieves, 1950s, Professor Marcus, Claude, Harry
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