Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn.
Show moreDirector: Charles CrichtonProducer: Michael BalconWriter: T.E.B. ClarkeMusics: Georges Auric, Ernest IrvingCinematographer: Douglas SlocombeActors: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Edie Martin, Clive Morton, Ronald Adam, Sidney Tafler, Jacques Brunius, Audrey Hepburn, Sid James, Eugene Deckers
- Alec Guinness
- United Kingdom
- UK Certification
- Region 2
- Elevation Sales
- Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- Publication Date
- 01 Aug 2011
- Catalogue No
- Charles Crichton
- Michael Balcon
- T.E.B. Clarke
- Georges Auric
- Ernest Irving
- Douglas Slocombe
- Year of Release
- Number of Items
- 1 disc(s)
- Media Format
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