The Lavender Hill Mob

An Ealing comedy classic starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James and Alfie Bass

Wed 10 Apr 2.30pm      Book Now

Wed 10 Apr 7.30pm      Book Now

Duration: 78 mins
AGE Rating: Cert U
Adults £10
Under 16s £5

The matinee screening will be subtitled.

Holland, a shy retiring man, dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for twenty 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 afterwards, 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.

One of Ealing’s most good-natured comedies, The Lavender Hill Mob is the enduringly funny story of a nobody bank employee’s ingenious plan to rob the Bank of England and the motley crew that he assembles to carry out the raid. Much bungling and hilarity ensues as their plan threatens to come unstuck thanks to French bureaucracy and some pesky English school girls.