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Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
1955, UK, 91 min

Join us for McDonald at The Movies, where comedian, star and co-founder of Kids in the Hall, comic Kevin McDonald will present a film handpicked from the archives of comic history.

A crew of thieves led by Professor Marcus pulls off a daring heist and tricks their elderly landlady, who believes them to be a string quintet, into sneaking the loot past the authorities. When things don’t go as planned, the crew must improvise to keep their treasure and to ensure the old woman’s silence.

Sponsored by William F. White International.

This sinister black comedy of murder accelerates until it becomes a grotesque fantasy of murder. The actors seem to be having a boisterous good time getting themselves knocked off.

– Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

Crooked smiles guaranteed.

– Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

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