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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 10 July 2014
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This review is from: The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) - Digitally Restored [DVD] [1951] (DVD)
Bought as a present but we both enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic., 7 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) - Digitally Restored [DVD] [1951] (DVD)
Saw it many years ago and always remembered the bomb sites in London, and, of course the great interaction between Guiness and Holloway. Actually made before I was born. Unlike some films I'm sure I will watch it many times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars t, 3 Oct 2013
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it just a good funny film, pity about the ending, so what can I say, it was very good. ok
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5.0 out of 5 stars Britain as it was, 13 Mar 2013
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what a lovely film only downside is that I remember and prefer the black and white version . All the cast are top notch with a special mention of Hubert Lomm who passed away recently. A great film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars small scale small tale, 3 Jan 2013
This review is from: The Lavender Hill Mob (60th Anniversary Edition) - Digitally Restored [DVD] [1951] (DVD)
In many ways perfect gentle entertainment. Not many belly laughs but you find yourself smiling healthily throughout. There are great moments of course - the parodic film noir language ironically voiced by the genteel Edwardian-style landlady; the singing Welsh policeman; Guinness's little asides. All done in about 80 minutes. The most affecting thing is the post-war London scenery - bomb sites behind boards. Not quite The Ladykillers but not far behind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lavender Hill Mob, 11 Nov 2012
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This is a great crime caper,and very much like the other Ealing Films,so if you like The Titfield Thunderbolt,Passport To Pimlico,and the other Ealing greats,i feel sure ,that this will please you.There is a great cast,Alec Guiness is overseeing the movement of Gold Bars,by van,he meets Stanley Holloway ,who plays a man that makes Eiffel Towers,and sends them to France.They hatch a plan,and steal gold bars,melt them down,and cast them as the Eiffel Towers.This gets the gold out of the Country,but,of course,it goes wrong,the gold ones get sold to tourists by a missunderstanding.There is some chasing around the Eiffel Tower,to get the gold back,(the mix up comes due to a similar sounding leter,R,and the Frence interpetration,gold R marked crates got sold).The action goes back to Blighty,and ends with a chase.The 2 stars end up stealing a Police Car,and a Policeman flags them down,for a lift,he stands on the runing board,and hangs onto the car.Not just a great Film,but a Social Document,can you imagine that today,hanging on to a moving car?There would be a risk assesment,high vis. waistcoats too.The Cop hears a radio message,and the villans get found out.Stanley Holloway gets caught,Alec Guiness escapes,he then spends time abroad,having parties,somewhere in the sun,i do not think a Country is mentioned.The Law then catches up with him,of course,the baddies never win in the old Films.I don`t know if this was Law,or just an unwritten Law.So a great tale,people like Sid James,in the smaller parts,and History for younger people to see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old film, 14 May 2013
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As a fan of these type of films have bits of this film on tv thought I would buy it and watch from start to finish, enjoyed every bit of it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic of British cinema, 22 April 2013
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Like many other Ealing Studio films (The Lady Killers, Kind Hearts And Coronets) The Lavender Hill Mob is a perfect comedy thriller. Featuring the greatest ever English actor Alec Guiness and a great supporting cast The Lavander Hill mob is a story of a grand heist gone quite horribly wrong. Like many Ealing comedies the dialogue and action are perfectly paced leaving the viewer engrossed throughout. Guiness once again gives us another very believable character, wholey different from anything he's done before, that again is an anti-hero. I found this one of the best Ealing comedies, certainly along with the two I mention. Great Sunday afternoon viewing.
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