History Film / TheLadyKillers

12th Jun '16 1:56:54 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BlatantLies: Prof. Dorr's utterly preposterous explanation for the money scattered about the cellar. Unusual for this trope, it doesn't pass Marva Munson's smell test.

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* BlatantLies: Prof. Dorr's utterly preposterous explanation for the money scattered about the cellar. Unusual for this trope, it Despite being perfectly credulous up to that point, Ms. Munson doesn't pass Marva Munson's smell test.buy it.
9th May '16 8:19:05 PM flipperinvader2
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9th May '16 11:56:06 AM flipperinvader2
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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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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.
9th May '16 11:37:43 AM flipperinvader2
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* DwindlingParty: The group becomes this while trying to rid of Ms. Wilberforce/Ms. Munson
3rd May '16 4:04:26 PM WillBGood
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Mrs. Wilberforce/Munsen, though on a smaller scale. In the 1955 film, along with ruining the crooks' day she manages to make a barrow boy (pushcart vendor, for you Americans) and a taxi driver reconsider their careers.
15th Apr '16 4:24:09 PM PaulA
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* DisposingOfABody[=/=]VehicleRoofBodyDisposal: In the original film, the criminals dispose of the ever-accumulating bodies by dumping them on the freight trains that pass below the boarding house. In the 2004 remake, set on the Mississippi, the same but with a landfill barge.




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* VehicleRoofBodyDisposal: In the original film, the criminals dispose of the ever-accumulating bodies by dumping them on the freight trains that pass below the boarding house. In the 2004 remake, set on the Mississippi, the same but with a landfill barge.



* ChekovsGag: The General's cigarette and Garth's IBS.

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* ChekovsGag: ChekhovsGag: The General's cigarette and Garth's IBS.
15th Apr '16 6:51:19 AM TonyG
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* DisposingOfABody: In the original film, the criminals dispose of the ever-accumulating bodies by dumping them on the freight trains that pass below the boarding house. In the 2004 remake, set on the Mississippi, the same but with a landfill barge.

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* DisposingOfABody: DisposingOfABody[=/=]VehicleRoofBodyDisposal: In the original film, the criminals dispose of the ever-accumulating bodies by dumping them on the freight trains that pass below the boarding house. In the 2004 remake, set on the Mississippi, the same but with a landfill barge.
15th Jan '16 8:46:30 PM bowserbros
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* DrawingStraws: The gang do this to determine which of them will do away with Mrs. Wilberforce/Ms. Munson. They use matchsticks in the 1955 version, and broom straws in the 2004 version.



* DrawingStraws: The gang draw matchsticks to determine which of them will do away with Mrs. Wilberforce.



* ChekovsGag: The General's cigarette and Garth's IBS.



* CreepyChangingPainting: The picture of Mr. Munson (though it's more of a humorous changing painting). Its facial expression changes in reaction to the events around it (most obviously with an expression of surprise at an explosion, and a satisfied smirk at a Karmic Death).
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Prof. Dorr. After prominently reciting EdgarAllanPoe's "The Raven," he dies when a real raven lands on the head of one of the bridge's gargoyle statues - which promptly breaks off and clonks Dorr in the head.]]

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* CreepyChangingPainting: The picture of Mr. Munson (though it's more of a humorous changing painting). Its facial expression changes in reaction to the events around it (most obviously with an expression of surprise at an explosion, and a satisfied smirk at a Karmic Death).
KarmicDeath).
* DeathByIrony: DeathByIrony:
** [[spoiler:While Garth's strangling isn't exactly ironic, Mountain Girl doesn't save him because she mistook his groans for his Irritable Bowel Syndrome.]]
** [[spoiler:The General dies in a rather convoluted chain of events after Ms. Munson's cuckoo clock scares him into swallowing his cigarette, which he always hid in his mouth because of Munson's disapproval.]]
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[[spoiler:Prof. Dorr. After prominently reciting EdgarAllanPoe's "The Raven," he dies when a real raven lands on the head of one of the bridge's gargoyle statues - which promptly breaks off and clonks Dorr in the head.]]head, knocking him off of the bridge.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Dorr]] is conked on the head by a falling gargoyle head, which sends him over the railing of the bridge, where his coat gets caught on a hook and hangs him. Then his coat rips and he falls onto a [[RunningGag garbage barge]].
14th Jun '15 8:03:07 PM LeeM
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** Alec Guiness' performance is essentially aping fellow actor Alastair Sim (best known as [[TheScrooge Scrooge]] in the 1951 film).

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** Alec Guiness' performance is essentially aping fellow actor Alastair Sim (best known as [[TheScrooge Scrooge]] in the 1951 film).film), the role having allegedly been written for Sim in the first place.
1st May '15 5:12:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Professor Marcus/Professor G.H. Dorr
** TheDragon: Louis/The General
** TheEvilGenius: Major Courtney/Garth Pancake
** TheBrute: One-Round/Lump Hudson
** DarkChick: Harry Robinson/Gawain [=MacSam=]
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