Herbert Lom 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 Herbert Lom, available in three sizes and 20 colours.
Born in Prague, Herbert Lom was a prolific actor with a career spanning 60 years and over 100 credits.
TV credits include two series of “The Human Jungle”, which saw guest-actors including Joan Collins, “Hawaii Five-O”, the mini-series “Lace” with June Brown, and two episodes of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, later combined into a film for cinema release as “The Karate Killers” with Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Joan Crawford, Telly Savalas, & Terry-Thomas.
Just some of Lom’s many film appearances include “War and Peace” with Audrey Hepburn, “Snowbound” with Stanley Holloway & Dennis Price, “Hell Drivers” with Sean Connery, Patrick McGoohan, Sid James, David McCullum, and Gordon Jackson, “Intent to Kill” with Jackie Collins, “Passport to Shame” with Diana Dors, Michael Caine, & Joan Sims, “Spartacus”, “The Frightened City” with Sean Connery & John Gregson, “Mysterious Island” with Joan Greenwood, “Our Man in Marrakesh” with Terry-Thomas, “Gambit” with Michael Caine, “Asylum” with Britt Ekland & Charlotte Rampling, “Dark Places” with Joan Collins & Christopher Lee, “And Then There Were None” with Richard Attenborough & Orson Welles, and the 1979 remake of “The Lady Vanishes” with Cybill Shepherd & Ian Carmichael.
Perhaps most famous for Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther series of films, Lom appeared in seven films overall as the French policeman driven mad by Peter Sellers‘ Inspector Clouseau. Over the years, the film series also starred David Niven, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale, Irene Handl, Elke Sommer, Valerie Leon, Dudley Sutton, Leonard Rossiter, Joanna Lumley, and even a cameo from Roger Moore.
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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