The League of Gentlemen (1960) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way.

    - Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>
  • Forced into early retirement after 25 years of army service, Lt. Col. Hyde recruits 7 other officers to stage a dating bank robbery. The 7 former officers were all forced out of army for indiscretions - some quite serious - but all have a specialty that Hyde needs to make the robbery a success. Before robbing the bank itself however, they stage a number of raids to get the weapons and trucks they need and all go off without a hitch. The robbery is planned with military precision and it too goes as planned - except for one simple error on their part.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


A manhole opens at night in an empty street and out climbs Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Hyde (Jack Hawkins) in a dinner suit...

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