The Ladykillers (1955)

8.33 / Rated by 3 people

97 min.
Plot  Mrs. Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) is a sweet and eccentric old widow who lives alone with her raucous parrot in a gradually subsiding "lopsided" house, built over the entrance to a railway tunnel in Kings Cross, London. With nothing to occupy her time and an active imagination, she is a frequent visitor to the local police station where she reports fanciful suspicions regarding neighbourhood activities. Having led wild-goose chases in the past, she is humoured by the officers there who give her reports no credence whatever.

She is approached by an archly sinister character, 'Professor' Marcus (Alec Guinness), who wants to rent rooms in her house. She is not aware that he has assembled a gang of hardened criminals for a sophisticated security van robbery at King's Cross Station: the gentlemanly and easily fooled con-man 'Major' Claude Courtney (Cecil Parker); the comedic Cockney spiv Harry Robinson (Peter Sellers); the slow-witted and "punch drunk" ex-boxer 'One...



Alec Guinness
Professor Marcus
Katie Johnson
Mrs Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce
Herbert Lom
Louis Harvey
Peter Sellers
Harry Robinson
Danny Green
'One-Round' Lawson
Cecil Parker
Major Claude Courtney
Jack Warner
The police superintendent
Philip Stainton
The police sergeant
Frankie Howerd
The barrow boy
Edie Martin
Lettice (uncredited)
Kenneth Connor
The taxi driver (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin
The railway parcels clerk (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths
The scrap metal collector (uncredited)
Lucy Griffiths
Miss Pringle (uncredited)
Vincent Holman
The station master (uncredited)
Stratford Johns
The security van guard (uncredited)
Jack Melford
A detective (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp
The pavement artist (uncredited)


All Titles

The Ladykillers
English Original Title

Release Dates


United Kingdom




montbravo rated The Ladykillers (1955) with 9.0 stars / 10.04.2014

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