Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. With Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom. Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
- Alexander Mackendrick
- Not Rated
- 3 min
Mar 26, 2004 · Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. With Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons. An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.
- Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- 44 sec
The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy crime film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios. It stars Alec Guinness , Cecil Parker , Herbert Lom , Peter Sellers , Danny Green , Jack Warner and Katie Johnson as the old lady; Mrs. Wilberforce.
The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coens' screenplay was based on the 1955 British Ealing comedy film of the same name, written by William Rose. The Coens produced the remake, together with Tom Jacobson, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Barry Josephson.
Oct 06, 2016 · The Ladykillers won an Oscar nomination for William Rose's screenplay, and a BFA award for veteran character actress Johnson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.
The Ladykillers Critics Consensus. Hanks' performance in the lead role is inspired, but this is a relatively minor offering from the Coen brothers. 54% TOMATOMETER Total Count ...
‘The Ladykillers’ was the last major comedy produced by the prolific and iconic British film studios, Ealing. It is also one of the best, and like all their top comedies, it has a strong but simple plot, and first class characterisation.
Mar 26, 2004 · The genius of Alec Guinness was in his anonymity. He could play a character so ingratiating that he ingratiated himself right into invisibility, and that was the secret of his work in "The Ladykillers," a droll 1955 British comedy that also starred Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. Now comes a Coen brothers remake with Tom Hanks in the Guinness role, and although Hanks would be the right actor to ...
But unlike O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers is an update instead of a period piece, and Nappy Roots and Little Brother's fusions of hip-hop and gospel reflect the movie's contemporary setting.
The Gospel music in the movie is almost the best part of the movie. You can not get the whole music CD on iTunes. Nope. For a long time, I just thought there was no movie soundtrack CD. iTunes only offers one track of this fabulous music. One. That's all. I recently saw the movie again and thought I'd check with Amazon about the soundtrack.