DVD: The Lavender Hill Mob (U)

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The Independent Culture

Ealing Studios' wholly delightful heist movie and (platonic) love story stars Alec Guinness as the meek bank clerk who, along with Stanley Holloway's souvenir maker, plans to steal £1m worth of gold bullion out of England in the shape of Eiffel Tower paperweights.

You're willing the gentle duo to succeed, but this was 1951, they couldn't get away with it. They would now. The Lavender Hill Mob, along with Passport to Pimlico and Genevieve, is one of British cinema's most evocative films.