United Kingdom, 1955
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Producer: Michael Balcon, Seth Holt
Cast: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Peter Sellers
Screenwriter: William Rose
Cinematography: Otto Heller
Music: Tristram Cary
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: English
Running Time: 91 minutes

A crew of thieves led by Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) pulls off a daring heist and tricks their elderly landlady, who believes them to be a string quintet, into sneaking the loot past the authorities. When things don’t go as planned, the crew must improvise to keep their treasure and to ensure the old woman’s silence.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Original Screenplay nomination (Academy Awards, 1957)
Best British Actress, Best British Screenplay (BAFTA Awards, 1956)
Best British Film, Best Film from any Source nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1956)

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