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THE LADYKILLERS (1955)

THE LADYKILLERS <span>(1955)</span> artwork

THE LADYKILLERS (1955)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

Release dates 15/03/2006

Ratings Info mild threat, violence

Genre(s) Comedy, Crime

Director(s) Alexander Mackendrick

Cast includes Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner, Katie Johnson

Summary THE LADY KILLERS is a UK comedy, from 1955, in which a criminal gang's plans for a big robbery are thrown into chaos by a sweet elderly lady.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/08/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LADY KILLERS is a UK comedy, from 1955, in which a criminal gang's plans for a big robbery are thrown into chaos by a sweet elderly lady.

Threat and horror

The robbers comes up with ways to kill the elderly woman, including strangling her and making her death look like a suicide by hanging. One of the robbers brandishes a flick knife.

Violence

Characters are killed falling off a roof, being hit by a plank of wood and being shot. The deaths take place off-screen, but one scene features a fight between two men above a railway line in which there is gunplay and a cruel determination on both their parts to kill each other. Dead bodies are disposed of by being thrown over a railway bridge in undetailed manner. A cosh is used during a robbery.

There is infrequent very mild bad language ('moron'). There is an outdated reference to a mental health facility as a "booby hatch". There are scenes of smoking which reflect the historical period in which the film was made.

Details

Title
THE LADYKILLERS
Also known as
THE LADYKILLERS - TRAILER
Year
1955
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Optimum Releasing,TPC / The Portman Consultancy,Studio Canal,J.A.R.F.D. Ltd
Classified date(s)
25/08/2020
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF022929

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