United Kingdom, 1951
Director: Charles Crichton
Producer: Michael Balcon
Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James
Screenwriter: T.E.B. Clarke
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Music: Georges Auric
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: English
Running Time: 78 minutes

A meek banker (Alec Guinness) teams up with his seedy neighbor (Stanley Holloway) to steal gold bullion and smuggle it out of the country in the shape of miniature Eiffel Towers.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Academy Awards, 1953)
Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination (Academy Awards, 1953)
Best British Film (BAFTA Awards, 1952)
Best Screenplay (Venice Film Festival, 1951)

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