The Ladykillers – TV-Tip of the Week

The Ladykillers - TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Comedy, Crime
Monday, 2 March 2009, ARTE, 21:00 Clock

To make it clear right: These guys with the funky half-hearted plans to evacuate an old very charming lady rudely out of the way, is from the original Ladykillers 1955. The Coen brothers tried in 2004 quite successfully at a reprocessing of the substance with Tom Hanks and Irma P. Hall in the lead roles, for which the latter was awarded during the Cannes Film Festival. But even if the remake is certainly not without its charm, it is simply what is absolutely consistent and curious ensemble of the original version with Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Katie Johnson, the unbeatable dry airs. The screenplay by William Rose won a BAFTA Award 1956, as Katie Johnson also won the Best British Actress, and was nominated in 1957 for an Oscar.

The quirky, good-hearted Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) meets with her parrots in her pretty little house in London, a quiet life, until the gallant einmietet Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) with her. The alleged musicians regularly invites his friends, Major Courtney (Cecil Parker), Mr. Robinson (Peter Sellers), Mr. Harvey (Herbert Lom) and Mr. Lawson (Danny Green), pancake called a Klangesübungen to common, but the band does not crooks making music such as Mrs. Wilberforce thinks, but is planning a clever foray under its roof, while the strings only come from the record. But the project ultimately does not run very smoothly, and dawn when the old lady, what’s going on and that it holds itself a major role in this cunning crook play, their fate seems sealed. Mrs. Wilberforce must be removed, but none of them breaks just about getting the unshakable as charming lady around the corner to …

as a blunt Kracher with the macabre drama skillfully knitted Ladykillers, even after more than a half-century is still a worth seeing, hearty gangster comedy with a mischievous morality that actually happened to sound timeless. The films often quoted in relevant theme of misused violin case here is a famous peak, and the spirit of so many witty turn has left its mark even in subsequent films, the actors, especially with Peter Sellers, for the first time in 1963 as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther / The Pink Panther appeared. The old-fashioned charm of staging reminded that a good history of their characters enough room for development there, which in times of aktionsüberladenen comedy sometimes gets too much in the background.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: The Ladykillers – TV-Tip of the Week Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 1955 Length: 87 (minutes)

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