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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:
Enjoyable old 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)
 
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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:
First film of Dinsdale Landen.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the various characters gather for the first meeting, the shadow of the camera can be seen briefly on someone's back, as he has a drink.See more »
Quotes:
Stevens:It's like being in school.
Lexy:I sincerely hope not.
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Soundtrack:
The Soldiers of the QueenSee more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable old film, 7 May 2001
Author: Tom May (joycean_chap@hotmail.com) from United Kingdom

An enjoyable effort in the Ealing vein, more specifically in the black comic vein of "Kind Hearts and Coronets" or "The Naked Truth", with fairly upper-class individuals gleefully straying from the straight and narrow. It is a mark of the film's whimsical success that one is made to sympathise with what is basically a gang of upper-class soldiers resorting to criminality. The wit, camaraderie and very subtle pathos of the ex-soldiers is very well worked - adrift as they are in peacetime, the planned heist provides some scope for their talents.

Most of the actors make their mark in some way - Roger Livesey, Nigel Patrick and particularly Jack Hawkins, are wonderful. Robert Coote is wonderfully spot-on in his late appearance as Brigadier Bunny Warren.

The script is finely crafted and while not up to the standard of "Kind Hearts...", this is quite a fine little film, always mildly winning in some way throughout its duration. Rating:- ****/*****

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