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The Ladykillers (1955)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Alexander Mackendrick

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About the Movie

Called “one of the greatest comedies ever made” by Entertainment Weekly, THE LADYKILLERS showcases Alec Guinness in one of his most unforgettable performances as Professor Marcus, mastermind of a gang of vicious bank robbers who rent a room from an elderly widow. But when the dear old woman begins to meddle in their “perfect crime,” the crooks decide that she might pose the biggest threat of all. Co-starring Peter Sellers in his first major screen role, THE LADYKILLERS remains one of the most ruthlessly black comedies of all time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: One of the great Ealing comedies of the 1950s. – Kate Muir, Times (UK), Oct 8, 2015

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Customer Reviews


Masterfull! Absolutely one of my favorites!!

Amazingly full of laughter!

With all due respect to the brilliant Mr. Hanks... This film did not need to be updated for a new generation. I enjoyed modern version before I knew it was a remake of this great film. A friend and I were channel-hopping one night and came across this Alec Guinness movie we had never heard of. We were stunned by the hilarity that ensued. We especially loved the "Obi-Wan" moment in the film since this was made 22 years before his turn in Star Wars. If you missed it, watch it again and laugh. If you buy it, you will not be disappointed


There's a reason you've not heard of this movie, it's terrible.

The Ladykillers (1955)
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1956

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