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The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Crime | Thriller

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Honorables delincuentes  »

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Trivia

Bryan Forbes who plays Martin wrote the screen play. His real life Wife Nanette Newman also has a small role as Elizabeth. See more »

Goofs

When Hyde walks out at the end, a kneeling soldier raises his rifle. But as the camera pans behind him, it is clear that he is aiming at a fixed point far to the right of Hyde and not tracking his movement to the left. See more »

Quotes

Stevens: It's like being in school.
Lexy: I sincerely hope not.
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References What Price Glory (1952) See more »

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The Soldiers of the Queen
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written and composed by Leslie Stuart
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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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