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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.47 /10
Alec Guinness, Katie Johnson , Peter Sellers
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Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Written by: William Rose

Released: 1955
Origin: GB
Length: 97


Criminals receive their come-uppance at the hands of an innocent old lady (Katie Johnson, pictured centre with Alec Guinness on left, and Danny Green right).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Highly praised black comedy which would have been helped by wittier dialogue. Even so, it's modestly entertaining and satisfying as the crooks gradually come to grief. Alec Guinness gives one of his most sinister (though not funniest) performances; despite all the famous character actors, the film is effortlessly stolen by Katie Johnson as his landlady nemesis (the role won her a British Film Academy Award). Last of the Ealing Studios comedy films.

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