Date(s) - Tuesday 07/12/2021
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Primrose Hill Community Library
One of the great Ealing comedies
Starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway
Directed by Charles Crichton. UK 1951 81 minutes
Holland (Alec Guinness), is a timid clerk who works at the Bank of England as a transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he idly remarks to his friend Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), a maker of souvenirs, that with Pendlebury’s smelting equipment one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold into France. Soon after, they acquire the services of professional criminals Lackery (Sid James) and Shorty (Alfie Bass), and the four start to plot a crime of staggering audacity – unaware of the pitfalls that lie ahead.
This superbly characterized, inventively detailed and brilliantly photographed comedy is one of the best ever made at Ealing or in Britain, and has deservedly become an enduring and much-loved classic.
Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm
£8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.
Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.
While we do not wish to insist upon it, given the current levels of Covid, we would request that people attending the film show kindly consider wearing a mask during the screening itself as a courtesy to others, thank you.