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.
- NEW Locations Featurette
- NEW Audio Interview with Producer Tom Pevsner
- NEW Audio Interview with Cinematographer David Peers
- NEW Stills Gallery
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Philip Kemp
- Intro by Terry Gilliam
- Forever Ealing Documentary
- Interview with Screenwriter/Producer Allan Scott
- Interview with Director Terence Davies
- Interview with Screenwriter Ronald Harwood
- Cleaning up The Ladykillers