PLOT: TIMID Dutch Holland comes up with a clever scheme to rob his own bank's gold~ funny and brilliant.
1951 LONDON~ Meek Dutch Holland (SIR ALEC GUINNESS) has the same BORING job FOR 20 years. Ride in the gold bullion truck for his bank. He lives in a low end Rooming House on Lavender Hill. When a fellow renter (STANLEY HOLLOWAY)happens to have a 'smelting business' where he makes Eiffel Tower Souvenirs. Dutch sees a "golden opportunity"... comes up with THE "scheme'...... ROB the bank's gold and 'melt it down' and make GOLDEN Eiffel Towers.... and ship the golden/ Eiffel Towers to France and a new "rich life". The additional "mob" is "recruited" when they are caught breaking into Hallways business. So the Lavender Hill "mob" is BORN. The fun is watching Mild Mannered Dutch plan...complete with map. The MOB Plans hit lot of BUMPS but they pull it off...then 'tie up' Dutch who is later saved by the police. Oddly he becomes the HERO of the whole scheme.....beyond funny. Guinness is hysterical as the hero who is anything BUT helpful to the police who are busy fallowing the false clues Dutch gives them. When several "REAL Gold Eiffel Towers" are accidentally sold to some English Girls they FOLLOW the girls back to London where they end up in a chase with the Police...Guinness and Holloway steal a REAL police car to "escape".... Guinness received his first Oscar nomination for his excellent portrayal of the TIMID Dutch. The Screenplay WON an Oscar. Also WATCH for very young Audrey Hepburn as a pretty girl in one of the first scenes in the movie. one of THE VERY best Guinness Comedies. Also see The Lady Killers....
- Format: Blu-ray, Import, Multiple Formats
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Studiocanal
- DVD Release Date: 2 Aug 2011
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- ASIN: B00525QHM8
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