The Ladykillers

Dusseldorf, Germany: Alfried Holle / Atlas Films, circa 1962. Original German A1 poster for a circa 1962 re-release of the 1955 UK film.

From the collection of noted film historian Amos Vogel. Full provenance available.

Music professor Alec Guinness rents a London flat from sweet old lady Katie Johnson. He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Guinness can't play a note, nor can his visitors—he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Peter Sellers, homicidal Herbert Lom and punchdrunk Danny Green. The gang uses Guinness' flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery.

Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Screenplay) and a BFA award for veteran character actress Johnson.

23.25 x 33 inches, rolled. Very Good or better overall.

[Book #132237]

Price: $300.00