History Film / TheLadyKillers

22nd Sep '17 7:51:58 AM ClintEastwood
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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.

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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} Creator/TheCoenBrothers in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.


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** (2004) Yep, that's Creator/BruceCampbell as the Humane Society rep.
** Creator/FrankieHowerd is in the 1955 film as a barrow boy whose day is inadvertently ruined by Mrs. Wilberforce.
28th Apr '17 8:42:20 PM Mdumas43073
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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version.

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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version.
version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.
12th Jan '17 6:21:25 AM GothicProphet
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* NostalgiaFilter: Mrs. Wilberforce

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* NostalgiaFilter: Mrs. WilberforceWilberforce.



* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrongWhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Professor Marcus outright asks this.
3rd Jan '17 12:03:58 PM GothicProphet
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* BritishTeeth: Professors Marcus', which are thankfully not Guinness' natural chompers. And while Prof. Dorr is American, his teeth are also pretty askew.

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* BritishTeeth: Professors Professor Marcus', which are thankfully not Guinness' natural chompers. And while Prof. Dorr is American, his teeth are also pretty askew.



* DumbMuscle: One-Round Lawson/Lump Hudson
* DwindlingParty: The group becomes this while trying to rid of Ms. Wilberforce/Ms. Munson

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* DumbMuscle: One-Round Lawson/Lump Hudson
Hudson.
* DwindlingParty: The group becomes this while trying to rid of Ms. Wilberforce/Ms. MunsonMunson.


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* PlethoraOfMistakes: In both versions the heist itself works perfectly; what happens ''afterward'', on the other hand...
31st Dec '16 10:53:09 AM GothicProphet
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* ARareSentence: "Give the parrot his medicine!"
31st Dec '16 10:35:10 AM GothicProphet
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* AccidentalTruth: Professor Marcus claims that if Mrs. Wilberforce went to the police they wouldn't want the money back. They don't, but not for the reasons he claimed.



* SmokingIsCool: After all it is {{the Fifties}}.

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* SmokingIsCool: After all all, it is {{the Fifties}}.


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* SuddenlyShouting: "Major, Major, Major... [[HypocriticalHumor CALM DOWN]]!"
6th Dec '16 2:53:45 PM Xtifr
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"The Ladykillers'' is a 1955 British BlackComedy from Creator/EalingStudios about a gang of criminals who rent a room from Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) in her lopsided house that sits above a railway tunnel. The gang consists of Herbert Lom as Louis Harvey, Danny Green as "One-Round" Lawson, Creator/PeterSellers as Harry Robinson, Cecil Parker as "Major" Courtney and Creator/AlecGuinness as Professor Marcus. The gang attempt to commit a payroll robbery and use the house as a base, which proves harder than they think with Mrs. Wilberforce around.

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"The ''The Ladykillers'' is a 1955 British BlackComedy from Creator/EalingStudios about a gang of criminals who rent a room from Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) in her lopsided house that sits above a railway tunnel. The gang consists of Herbert Lom as Louis Harvey, Danny Green as "One-Round" Lawson, Creator/PeterSellers as Harry Robinson, Cecil Parker as "Major" Courtney and Creator/AlecGuinness as Professor Marcus. The gang attempt to commit a payroll robbery and use the house as a base, which proves harder than they think with Mrs. Wilberforce around.
28th Oct '16 10:39:17 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* ThatSyncingFeeling: Even when only Louis is upstairs and everyone else is busy trying to catch the parrot, the record still sounds like a full quintet is playing; after it starts skipping, Louis takes it off the table, looks at it wistfully for a moment, and shatters it. Mrs. Wilberforce, naturally, is too dotty to ever notice.
25th Oct '16 9:50:32 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Munson''': And, Sheriff, do you know what they call
colored folks in them songs? Have you got ''any idea''?\\

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--> '''Munson''': And, Sheriff, do you know what they call
call colored folks in them songs? Have you got ''any idea''?\\
25th Oct '16 9:50:21 AM speedyboris
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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: At the beginning, when Mrs. Munson is complaining to the police about hip hop music:
--> '''Munson''': And, Sheriff, do you know what they call
colored folks in them songs? Have you got ''any idea''?\\
'''Sheriff''': No, ma'am, I don't think...\\
'''Munson''': Niggers! I don't even want to say the word. Now, I won't say it ''twice'', I can tell you that. I say it one time, in the course of swearin' down my complaint. Niggers!
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