The Lavender Hill Mob. Last week I watched the The Lavender Hill Mob, which I have often refused to see, thinking it was The Ladykillers, because I have only one neuron available for Alec Guinness movies beginning with L.
I didn’t guffaw all the way through, but I laughed often. The characters are very appealing, there is a ferry-catching scene any traveller will appreciate, and a young Audrey Hepburn has one line. The IMDB entry says the Bank of England helped to plot out the heist, which might explain why there is a giant plot hole around how the mob is caught.
Now I need to watch The Man in the White Suit and Kind Hearts and Coronets, though I will have to watch that last one alone. (Gary cringes at men in drag.)
Then, last night, we watched M. Wow. I’ve read about this movie but never seen it. Really remarkable direction for such an early movie. You’ll forget it’s from the 30’s, especially when you see the subject matter. About as far fro The Lavender Hill Mob as you can get.