The Ladykillers

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 11:30 AM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 7 PM

“Mackendrick and Ealing’s resident American writer William Rose had already collaborated on The Maggie when they came together again for this, the last, most enduring and best known of all the studio’s comedies, in which the sheer blackness of the central concept is barely disguised by the accomplished farce which surrounds it. Little Katie Johnson, the innocent hostess to a gang who find it easier to silence each other than her, proves resistant to science (Guinness’ fanged ‘Professor’), strategy (Parker’s ‘Major’) and all shades of brute force and ignorance as she unwittingly foils a criminal getaway….” (TimeOutLondon)

1955 Alexander Mackendrick. 1.33:1 Color DCP 91 min.