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Director:
Writers:
John Boland (novel)
Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 April 1960 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues 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:
A Wonderful Film See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Hawkins ... Col. Norman Hyde
Nigel Patrick ... Peter Graham Race

Roger Livesey ... Mycroft

Richard Attenborough ... Edward Lexy
Bryan Forbes ... Martin Porthill
Kieron Moore ... Stevens
Terence Alexander ... Rupert Rutland-Smith

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)
Cyril Chamberlain ... AA Patrolman (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
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 .... hairdresser
 
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)
Dickie Bamber .... standby props (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:
David Niven was offered the Jack Hawkins part.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
The Soldiers of the QueenSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Film, 21 October 2002
Author: Phil (aypee) from Godalming, England



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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