Danny Green 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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Known for playing members of the criminal fraternity and tough men, Danny Green is probably most associated with his Ladykillers role as the ex-boxer “One Round” Lawson.
As well as starring in the first West End production of “Guys & Dolls” in 1953 at the London Coliseum, Green was a prolific actor who appeared in many films & television shows including “Jericho” with Paul Robeson, “The Man Within” with Joan Greenwood, “Dancing with Crime” with Richard Attenborough, “Helter Skelter” with Terry-Thomas, Basil Radford & Naunton Wayne, “State Secret” with Herbert Lom, “Laughter in Paradise” with Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, & Audrey Hepburn, “A Kid for Two Farthings” with Diana Dors & Joe Robinson, “Jumping for Joy” with Frankie Howerd & Stanley Holloway, “Seven Waves Away” with Gordon Jackson, “Interpol” with Bonar Colleano & Sid James, “Wideawake” with Edward Judd, “A Tale of Two Cities” with Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker, & Christopher Lee, “Ivanhoe” with Roger Moore, “In the Wake of a Stranger” with David Hemmings, “The Fast Lady” with Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, & Stanley Baxter, “The Old Dark House” with Janette Scott & Fenella Fielding, “No Hiding Place” with Liz Fraser, the ITV play of the week “A Tricycle Made for Two” with Yootha Joyce, “Doctor in Clover” with Joan Sims & Fenella Fielding, and an episode of “The World of Wooster” with Ian Carmichael and Dennis Price.
Along with Irene Handl and Valerie Leon, Green appeared in the Swinging Sixties parody “Smashing Time”, the film starring Rita Tushingham & Lynn Redgrave, with some scenes filmed on Carnaby Street, that partly inspired Austin Powers.
Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “The Ladykillers” to create this stylish pop art print of Danny Green, available in three sizes and 19 colours.
The Ladykillers 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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