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    SATURDAY 20 AUGUST

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    The Ladykillers

    2:35pm - 4:20pm

    ITV1 London

    VIDEO Plus+: 23100440

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    A supreme blend of the seedy and the sinister, this was Ealing's last post on the comedy front - indeed, the studio was shutting up shop as this film went on release. Directed by a mischievous Alexander Mackendrick, the picture loses its way momentarily in the middle, when the stock scenario of a gang of ruthless thugs being stymied by a dotty innocent (the marvellous Katie Johnson as their landlady) wears a little thin. Nevertheless, this is British comedy at its best, with eccentric characters never for a second seeming out of place in the most everyday locations. Alec Guinness and his minions (among them Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers) are a marvellous collection of misfits, but they lose every scene to the Bafta-winning Johnson.





    Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

    Filmed in: 1955



    Scraped from www.radiotimes.com



    Oh yeah, and James Bond is on too, but I can't be arsed to paste that one in.

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    Originally posted by mysteriesofedgarwallace@Aug 19 2005, 10:45 AM

    SATURDAY 20 AUGUST

    Film

    The Ladykillers

    2:35pm - 4:20pm

    ITV1 London

    VIDEO Plus+: 23100440

    Subtitled

    A supreme blend of the seedy and the sinister, this was Ealing's last post on the comedy front - indeed, the studio was shutting up shop as this film went on release. Directed by a mischievous Alexander Mackendrick, the picture loses its way momentarily in the middle, when the stock scenario of a gang of ruthless thugs being stymied by a dotty innocent (the marvellous Katie Johnson as their landlady) wears a little thin. Nevertheless, this is British comedy at its best, with eccentric characters never for a second seeming out of place in the most everyday locations. Alec Guinness and his minions (among them Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers) are a marvellous collection of misfits, but they lose every scene to the Bafta-winning Johnson.

    Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

    Filmed in: 1955



    Scraped from www.radiotimes.com



    Oh yeah, and James Bond is on too, but I can't be arsed to paste that one in.
    I need to watch it again to erase the memory of that awful remake starring Tom Hanks, which should have been titled "The Ealing Killers"!

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