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The Boys (1962)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1962 (UK)
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Victor Webster
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Montgomery
Dudley Sutton ...
Stan Coulter
Ronald Lacey ...
Billy Herne
Tony Garnett ...
Ginger Thompson
Jess Conrad ...
Barney Lee
Felix Aylmer ...
The Judge
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Randolph St. John (as Alan Cuthbertson)
Colin Gordon ...
Gordon Lonsdale
Wensley Pithey ...
Mr. Coulter (as Wensley Athey)
Kenneth J. Warren ...
George Tanner
Patrick Magee ...
Mr. Lee
David Lodge ...
Mr. Herne
Mavis Villiers ...
Celia Barker
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When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects' statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Compelling to watch fragments of recollection build up into a whole
20 October 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

Four young men in 1962 London stand accused of murder. The story of the night in question unfolds through the evidence they give in court, in segments of flashback. The film is not a drama about lawyers. Instead, the drama happens Memento-style as we revisit each event on the night from a different perspective, and build up a solid picture of what they are like. This made it strangely, unexpectedly compelling, especially since we never know which side to believe. It was also interesting to see 1962 life, how these young men dress more formally and behave more politely than we do now, but are also more aggressive and rough.


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