Holland (Alec Guinness), is a shy retiring man who works as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), 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 into France. Soon after, they gain the services of professional criminals Lackery (Sid James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass) and the four plot what they believe will be the perfect crime - but which turns out to be anything but.
An enduring classic from director Charles Crichton, THE LAVENDER HILL MOB features an early screen appearance from Audrey Hepburn and was included on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best British Films of the 20th Century.
- Introduction by Martin Scorsese
- Excerpt from BECTU History Project - interview with Charles Crichton
- Good Afternoon: Mavis interviews T.E.B. Clarke
- Behind the Scenes stills gallery