Film Club season ends with The LadyKillers

Sunday 17th April 2011

The last of the great Ealing Comedies, "The Ladykillers" is a wonderfully macabre black comedy.  Ealing stalwart Alec Guinness delivers a typically mesmerising performance as Professor Marcus, a criminal mastermind.  His latest plan is to dupe a sweet old lady, Mrs Wilberforce (Johnson), into picking up the loot for him and his mismatched gang after they rob a security van.  The gang consists of a genial bruiser (Green); Jack-the-lad rogue (Sellers); doddery old army type (Parker); and cold-hearted assassin (Lom). Under the guise of playing string quintets, all five meet at her house to plan the robbery.  However, they all got more than they bargained for!

It was a great film to end the 2010-2011 season and we cannot wait to receive our renewal letters to find out what the 2011-2012 programme has in store for us.

A big thank you to the committee for all their hard work.

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