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The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  22 August 1960 (Sweden)
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

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Hyde
Nigel Patrick ...
Race
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Mycroft
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Lexy
Bryan Forbes ...
Porthill
Kieron Moore ...
Stevens
Terence Alexander ...
Rupert
Norman Bird ...
Weaver
Robert Coote ...
Bunny Warren
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Peggy
Nanette Newman ...
Elizabeth
Lydia Sherwood ...
Hilda
Doris Hare ...
Molly Weaver
David Lodge ...
C.S.M.
Patrick Wymark ...
Wylie
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Storyline

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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Honorables delincuentes  »

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First film of Dinsdale Landen. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Colonel Hyde is leading Bunny through the hallway towards the front door, he is wearing what appears to be a pair of brown leather shoes. In the next shot, when they're walking across the lawn under the guns of the soldiers, Hyde appears to be wearing a pair of dark coloured suede shoes. See more »

Quotes

Major Race: [after Hyde has explained his plan]
Major Race: Alright, I'm sold. I'll sign on, for the duration.
Lt. Col. Hyde: On my terms? Equal shares for all?
Major Race: 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]
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A Wonderful Film
21 October 2002 | by (Godalming, England) – See all my reviews



This film apparently inspired the British comic troupe "The League Of Gentlemen".

I'm not surprised.

The film was directed by the popularly underrated Basil Dearden and starred the equally underrated Jack Hawkins.

What a shame they're so underrated!

The cast were brilliantly chosen and the plot is inspired. It would probably be impossible to remake this film acceptably well - it is very much of it's time.

Nigel Patrick will tell you, old darling, that you should watch this film with warmth and humour - the way it was made.


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