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382 Ratings

The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by Charles Crichton
United Kingdom, 1951
Comedy, Crime


A mild-mannered bank worker decides to steal a delivery of gold bullion. Enlisting the help of a small businessman, they hatch a plot to disguise the gold as Eiffel Tower memorabilia.

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The Lavender Hill Mob Directed by Charles Crichton

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1951 | Winner: Best Screenplay (International Award)

Academy Awards

1953 | Winner: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

1953 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1952 | Winner: Best British Film

1952 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1953 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

Without irony or any sly self-awareness, Henry is acted as a real figure: there is ease in his movements and actions, which should not have them. His frenzied plotting, his put-on submissiveness, his deep desire for power, and his potential lust for violence all come together in Guinness as real rather than lurid.
June 29, 2018
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