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John Boland (novel)
Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 August 1960 (Sweden) See more »
A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
a film to cherish See more (36 total) »


  (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)
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)
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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Additional Details

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116 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

Jack Hawkins, a chain smoker, underwent cobalt treatment after filming ended for what was described as a "secondary condition of the larynx".See more »
Continuity: When the two cars and motorcycle move off from the lights to join the van a long line of oncoming traffic can be seen on the other side. In the next shot, cars passing the van, there is no traffic on the other side of the road.See more »
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 Thing with Two Heads (1972)See more »
The Soldiers of the QueenSee more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
a film to cherish, 19 January 2004
Author: david pearce from swansea Wales

Another example of how to make a movie.It may seem somewhat out of time now but the detail, characterisation,leave one in total admiration. Jack Hawkins,Nigel Patrick et al perform to the highest level in a movie that has the irony of how chaps like this having been used to their fullest are left to their own devices once re entering civy street where their talents are superfluous .The story bounces along with subtle humour and at the same a level of suspense giving a thoroughly professional feel to whole affair. A splendid movie. no doubt a remake would have Tom Cruise,Harrison Ford,The Rock what a prospect !!

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