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Year
1949
Runtime
106 min.
Director
Robert Hamer
Genres
Crime, Comedy
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
27,927
Checks
6,202
Favs
812
Dislikes
27
Favs/checks
13.1% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
30:1
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  1. saydin7's avatar

    saydin7

    Beyond all expectations,simply a perfect black comedy. 9 years 8 months ago
  2. BillieDove's avatar

    BillieDove

    British black humor at its absolute best. Dennis Price steals the show, and was never better. The scenario is pitch-perfect. Lots of great moments. 10 years 1 month ago
  3. Alias's avatar

    Alias

    Aged like a charm. Every bit of old-fashionedness it has only makes it funnier. 8 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #6 in BFI 100
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  2. This movie ranks #8 in 100 Best British films
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  3. This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's 1940s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #42 in Empire 500
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  5. This movie ranks #61 in 501 Must See Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #86 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
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  7. This movie ranks #98 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  8. This movie ranks #165 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  9. This movie ranks #167 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  10. This movie ranks #168 in Film Comedy
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  11. This movie ranks #195 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  12. This movie ranks #200 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  13. This movie ranks #216 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  14. This movie ranks #224 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  15. This movie ranks #347 in The Criterion Collection
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  16. This movie ranks #366 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #382 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  18. This movie ranks #440 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  19. This movie ranks #486 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  20. This movie ranks #505 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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