History Film / TheLadyKillers

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!
2nd Oct '16 1:03:23 PM nombretomado
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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, knocking him off of the bridge.]]

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** [[spoiler:Prof. Dorr. After prominently reciting EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/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, knocking him off of the bridge.]]
27th Jun '16 11:29:38 PM BrokenEye
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* ExactWords: When Mrs. Wilberforce asks One-Round where he learned to play the cello (which he had only been pretending to play), he answers truthfully that he "just sorta... picked it up".

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* ExactWords: When Mrs. Wilberforce asks One-Round where he learned to play the cello (which he had only been pretending to play), he answers truthfully replies that he "just sorta... picked it up".
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