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Thursday, 1 January 2015
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Maybe not one of the top drawer Ealing comedies but it's very close. The simple plot involves a bank clerk joining two criminals and a neighbour in stealing a large amount of gold bullion and then smuggling the gold to France, for laundering, in the shape of Eiffel Tower souvenirs. Of course nothing goes to plan and high-jinx ensue. A very low rooftop chase in a police exhibition is one of the many highlights.