Take 2: The Ladykillers

"The Major has a train to catch."

Our Peter Sellers binge continues with a relatively small role that we used as the perfect excuse to re-watch The Ladykillers.

This is the perfect crime caper.

Things that never fail to get me:

  • Banging on the pipes with the hammer
  • Alec Guiness’s skulking lead character and his ridiculous false teeth
  • When a gaggle of old ladies arrive and everyone has to sing round the piano
  • The final gag, which manages to be funny and poetic

An under-watched masterpiece not to be missed.

Alexander Mackendrick | 1955 | IMDB | Wikipedia