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The League of Gentlemen
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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:
a film to cherish See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Hawkins ... Col. John George Norman Hyde
Nigel Patrick ... Maj. Peter Graham Race

Roger Livesey ... Capt. Mycroft

Richard Attenborough ... Lt. Richard Lexy
Bryan Forbes ... Capt. Martin Porthill
Kieron Moore ... Capt. Stevens
Terence Alexander ... Maj. Rupert Rutland-Smith
Norman Bird ... Capt. Frank 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 ... Capt. 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)
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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)
 
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
Marcel Durham .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Green .... conductor
 
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Lorely Farley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Diana Hawkins .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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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) | UK:PG (video rating) | 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: Race reads the note accompanying his envelope in close-up holding the letter in his left hand and lifting the halved banknote with his right. The shot changes, and he is holding the letter just in his right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Major Race:Is that your wife?
Lt. Col. Hyde:Yes.
Major Race:Is she dead?
Lt. Col. Hyde:No, no. I regret to say the bitch is still going strong.
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Soundtrack:
The Soldiers of the QueenSee more »

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11 out of 14 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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