An eccentric and charming Southern “professor” and his criminal posse pose as classical musicians in order to rent a convenient room from a doddering old lady and rob a casino — but the landlady is not as doddering as she appears.

Originally adapted by Max Adams from Billy Rose’s original 1955 Oscar winning The Ladykillers, this motion picture script would go on to star Tom Hanks and be directed, produced, and “rewritten” by the Coen Brothers.