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Director:
Writers:
John Boland (novel)
Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 August 1960 (Sweden) See more »
Plot:
A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Superb caper film See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Hawkins ... Hyde
Nigel Patrick ... Race

Roger Livesey ... Mycroft

Richard Attenborough ... Lexy
Bryan Forbes ... Porthill
Kieron Moore ... Stevens
Terence Alexander ... Rupert
Norman Bird ... Weaver
Robert Coote ... Bunny Warren

Melissa Stribling ... Peggy
Nanette Newman ... Elizabeth
Lydia Sherwood ... Hilda
Doris Hare ... Molly Weaver
David Lodge ... C.S.M.
Patrick Wymark ... Wylie
Gerald Harper ... Captain Saunders

Brian Murray ... Grogan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Bennett ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Terence Edmond ... Young P.C. (uncredited)
Susanne Gibbs ... Small Girl (uncredited)

Nigel Green ... Kissing Man in Truck (uncredited)
Patrick Jordan ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Dinsdale Landen ... Young Man in Gym Receiving Massage (uncredited)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Police Superintendent - Final Scene (uncredited)

Oliver Reed ... Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited)

Norman Rossington ... Staff-Sergeant Hall (uncredited)
Bruce Seton ... Patrolman (uncredited)

Directed by
Basil Dearden 
 
Writing credits
John Boland (novel)

Bryan Forbes (screenplay)

Produced by
Basil Dearden .... producer (as Michael Relph & Basil Dearden's Production)
Michael Relph .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Green 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John D. Guthridge 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Proud 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Charles Orme .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Pollard .... assistant director
Terence A. Clegg .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Ian Goddard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Taksen .... set dresser
Ted Ambrose .... junior draughtsman (uncredited)
Bert Davey .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Terence Marsh .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Pratley .... prop buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
E.G. Daniels .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... sound editor
Ken Barker .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Geoffrey Daniels .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
H.A.R. Thomson .... camera operator
Steve Claydon .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ian Jeayes .... still photographer (uncredited)
Malcolm Vinson .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Hilling .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Vera Dover .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Marcel Durham .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Green .... conductor
 
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Lorely Farley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Diana Hawkins .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (1995) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the convoy is seen passing the bollard lined pavement (opp St. Paul's) there is no following traffic, but in the next shot, a little further on, vehicles can be seen immediately behind them.See more »
Quotes:
Mycroft:[playing a Brigadier inspecting the training camp in response to some private who has 'complained to his MP' regarding the food]
[enters Mess Hall]
Mycroft:Carry on eating. Any complaints here?
Captain Saunders:Come along now. Answer the Brigadier.
Other Private in Mess:No, Sir.
Mycroft:You're, um, quite satisfied with the food. You can speak quite freely.
Chunky Grogan:Well, er, no, Sir. Not always, Sir.
[CSM gives a menacing look]
Mycroft:What exactly don't you like about it?
Chunky Grogan:Well, er, they sometimes give you good grub, sir, but, er, they mess it about like.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Soldiers of the QueenSee more »

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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Superb caper film, 6 December 1999
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Jack Hawkins, excellent as always, heads a superb cast in this marvelously entertaining look at the moral decay of Britain's upper classes in the post-war period. Some of Britain's greatest film talent was at work on this project, including screenwriter Bryan Forbes, director Basil Dearden, and cinematographer Arthur Ibbetson. If you want to see the granddaddy of caper films, this is it. It's also your chance to see Oliver Reed playing a flaming queen: believe it or not!

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