Alec Guinness stylish pop art print of the actor from the classic Ealing comedy “The Ladykillers“.
A classic Ealing comedy, much-loved by film fans, “The Ladykillers” was the penultimate Ealing Comedy starring Alec Guinness.
When Alec Guinness and his crew turn up at the house of Mrs Wilberforce to rent rooms, she’s unaware that the crew are planning a heist.
Masquerading as an amateur string quintet looking to rehearse, Mrs W. soon cottons on to the gang’s crime and threatens to report them to the police, at which point it’s decided one of them must become a lady killer to keep her quiet.
With an all-star cast of classic British actors including a href=”http://artandhue.com/Alec-Guinness/” title=”Alec Guinness”>Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, and the archetypal policeman Jack Warner, “The Ladykillers” is fondly considered to be one of the best Ealing comedies.
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, who also directed the Ealing comedies “Whisky Galore!” and “The Man in the White Suit“, the wealth of acting talent in “The Ladykillers” warranted its own pop art collection by Art & Hue alongside other Ealing Comedies.
With supporting actors Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Connor, “The Ladykillers” was to be Katie Johnson’s penultimate film which earned her a British Film Academy award for Best British actress at the age of 77.
The writer William Rose also won a Bafta Award for “The Ladykillers”, for Best British Screenplay, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award.
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Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “The Ladykillers” to create this stylish pop art print of Alec Guinness, available in three sizes and 20 colours.
If there’s one actor who’s most readily associated with the classic Ealing comedies, it’s Alec Guinness. He appeared in six Ealing comedies, playing multiple parts in two of them.
With a prestigious career in classical theatre, Guinness first Ealing comedy appearance is in 1949’s “Kind Hearts & Coronets” in which he played nine members of the D’Ascoyne family, who are being sequentially disposed of by Dennis Price‘s character.
In the same year, this was followed with a supporting role as a newspaper reporter in “A Run For Your Money”, another Ealing comedy which featured Joyce Grenfell.
The classic comedy “The Lavender Hill Mob” was to follow in 1951 co-starring Stanley Holloway, and with appearances by Sid James, John Gregson, & Audrey Hepburn.
That same year, Alec Guinness was reunited with his “Kind Hearts & Coronets” co-star Joan Greenwood in “The Man in the White Suit”, the tale of the inventive individual against vested interests. The film opened at the Marble Arch Odeon cinema in London on the 10th of August 1951.
In 1955, Alec Guinness returned to Ealing comedies with the cult film “The Ladykillers“, a much-loved classic that returned to the darker tone of “Kind Hearts & Coronets“.
Also starring Herbert Lom, Cecil Parker, Frankie Howerd, Jack Warner, Peter Sellers, & Kenneth Connor, it was to be Guinness’ penultimate film role for Ealing with his final outing in “Barnacle Bill” in 1957, which featured Jackie Collins before she became a world-renowned author.
The Ladykillers Alec Guinness Pop Art
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of “The Ladykillers” and the Ealing Comedies collections of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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