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272 Ratings

The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by Charles Crichton
United Kingdom, 1951
Comedy, Crime


A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.

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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

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