The Lavender Hill Mob, 1951

Now considered Cult. The Lavender Hill Mob was a 1951 was comedy film, the British Film Institute ranked 17th out of the 100 best British films.  It is also notable for being Sid James first comedy film.

It is one of fifteen films listed in the category “Art” on the Vatican film list.


A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.






Cast Included

Alec Guiness
Stanley Holloway
Sid James
Alfie Bass


Written By: T.E.B. Clarke
Production Company: Ealing Studios
Original Release Date: June 28th 1951

Where To Watch

Available to stream on You Tube and ITVX