A gang planning a 'job' find themselves living with a little old lady, who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs Wilberforce, they run into one problem after another, and they get what they deserve.Written by
Professor Marcus and Mrs. Wilberforce talk about the proverb "The eyes are the windows on the soul" and wonder who first said it. In fact, several people have expressed this thought over the centuries, including Cicero and Shakespeare, and it can be found in the Bible (Matthew, chapter 6, verses 22 to 23). See more »
When the Professor and Louis are fighting on wasteland towards the end of the film, a 'white-shirted' man can be seen watching the action from a warehouse window in the distance. Moments later when shot from a different angle, the man is gone. See more »
If I may say so, Mrs Wilberforce, you have a lovely, charming house. Such pretty windows. I always feel the windows are the eyes of a house and didn't someone say that the eyes are the windows of the soul?
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce:
What a lovely thought, I do hope someone expressed it.
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During the opening credits, roses are shown, to highlight the fact that William Rose wrote the screenplay. See more »
Silver Threads Among The Gold
Music by H.P. Danks
Lyrics by Eben E. Rexford
(played and sung in the parlour of Mrs. Wilberforce's house) See more »
Available on DVD...
This fantastic film is one of Ealing Studio's finest. Starring Alec Guinness at his finest, this funny, but not slapstick comedy is totally entertaining.
For once, I am happy that my parents encouraged me to watch a film from days gone by. This, along with Fail Safe, and any Cagney film, are marvelous, and this could easily entertain today's kids too.
And now, it IS available from DVD, as part of the Ealing Studios Comedy Collection, it has four titles, all on separate discs, with collectors postcards too. £30 is a small price to pay for this, the Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts & Coronets and The Man In The White Suit (which I found very disappointing).
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