The Lavender Hill Mob (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

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 their crime, unaware of the pitfalls which lie ahead. 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. Special features: Behind the Scenes stills gallery, Introduction by Martin Scorsese, Excerpt from BECTU interview with Charles Crichton, Digitally restored trailer and Good Afternoon: Mavis interviews TEB Clarke. Studio Canal. 2011.