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Lavender Hill Mob, The

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The Lavender Hill Mob
The Lavender Hill Mob Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpgUK
Directed by Charles Crichton
Release Date 1951
Studio Ealing Studios
Distributor General Film Distributors
Main Cast
Character Actor
Henry "Dutch" Holland Alec Guinness
Alfred "Al" Pendlebury Stanley Holloway
Lackery Wood Sid James
Shorty Fisher Alfie Bass
Mrs. Chalk Marjorie Fielding
Miss Evesham Edie Martin


The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 British B&W crime comedy directed by Charles Crichton and starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway. Henry Holland (Guinness) is a London bank clerk in charge of gold bullion deliveries. For years he makes a plan to steal a load of bullion but he doesn't know how to smuggle the loot abroad. One day Holland meets Alfred Pendlebury (Holloway), an owner of a foundry that makes souvenirs that are sold in France. This is the way to deliver the stolen gold. Holland and Pendlebury hire two seasoned thieves and successfully complete the plan. But as usual, something goes wrong...


The following weapons were used in the film The Lavender Hill Mob:


Unidentified revolver

When Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) and Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway) make a bait for thieves whom they plan to hire for the case, they arm themselves with top-break revolvers of unclear model, fitted with cylinder barrel shrouds. Possibly these are not live weapons but some kind of blank-firing guns. Some Italian starter revolvers have similar top-break construction and thin barrels that can be covered with thick shrouds.

Pendlebury hands one of the revolvers to Holland.
Pendlebury's revolver is seen.
Holland holds a revolver.
Holland and Pendlebury surprise Shorty Fisher (Alfie Bass). The real barrels are seen inside the cylinder shrouds.
Lackery Wood (Sid James) in turn surprises both gentlemen.
Holland's revolver opens when Wood touches the barrel.
One of the revolvers is seen on a promotional image.

Dreyse Model 1907

The security guard in the gold-transporting van carries a Dreyse Model 1907 pistol. He gives his gun to Henry Holland when the latter is left alone in the back of the van.

Dreyse Model 1907 - 7.65mm Browning
The guard and the driver show their pistols to Holland. The Dreyse is at the left.
The guard hands his pistol to Holland.
A view of the muzzle.
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Holland with the pistol.

Unidentified pistol

The driver of the van carries an unidentified pistol. The general appearance resembles FN Model 1910 or some similar gun but it's too vague guess.

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The guard and the driver show their pistols to Holland.
The driver runs after the hijacked van, pistol in hand.

Tower Percussion Pistol

A Tower Percussion Pistol is seen among other exhibits on the exhibition of police history at Hendon Police College.

Tower Percussion Pistol - .68 caliber. The screen gun looks similar to this sample, except for slimmer grip and the lack of the ramrod.
The percussion cap pistol is seen on the stand.

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