The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers

Year

1955

Duration

86 minutes

Genres

Comedy

Language

English

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Synopsis

There's a real skill in making a film in which terrible things happen and yet the audience is left helpless with hilarious laughter - it's a mixture that's seriously hard to get right. But in all movie history, it's rarely been done better than in this British comedy about a sweet old lady who thinks that her new lodger is the leader of a group of classical musicians, rather than the head of gang of hardened (although incompetent) criminals planning a big heist.

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