Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The army camp that the League Of Gentlemen raid was built around the now disused Timekeepers Entrance at Pinewood Studios. In some low angle shots, the famous water tower can be seen clearly in the background. This entrance was utilized in many films from that period, including another barracks entrance in Guns at Batasi
(1964), a research lab in Carry on Spying
(1964) and Elsbels Airport in Carry on Abroad
(1972). Since the construction of the new entrance, the Timekeepers (which was the main entrance into the studio) has been sealed off. See more
As Col. Hyde is showing the movie of the exterior of the bank that they will rob he tells his cohorts, "This is the view of the bank that you will see three weeks from today, gentlemen." Sure enough, during the events just before the actual robbery: As the guard opens the rear door of the armored truck, the same-dressed man with a newspaper in his overcoat pocket walks past and, as the guards put the boxes on the flatbed truck, the same two women in light overcoats walk past. See more
[after Hyde has explained his plan
Alright, I'm sold. I'll sign on, for the duration.
Lt. Col. Hyde
On my terms? Equal shares for all?
Well, if you insist on this socialistic nonsense, yes. You're losing a friend, but gaining a second-in-command.
Lt. Col. Hyde
I'll settle for that.
[they drink a toast
The Soldiers of the Queen
written and composed by Leslie Stuart See more