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The Boys (1962)

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 ... See full summary »

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Victor Webster
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Montgomery
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Stan Coulter
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Billy Herne
Tony Garnett ...
Ginger Thompson
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Barney Lee
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The Judge
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
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Randolph St. John (as Alan Cuthbertson)
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Gordon Lonsdale
Wensley Pithey ...
Mr. Coulter (as Wensley Athey)
Kenneth J. Warren ...
George Tanner
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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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Trivia

Jess Conrad has said in interviews that Sidney J. Furie told "The Boys" to tear up the script, and improvise their dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Montgomery: Are you proud of being a lavatory attendant?
The Judge: That's a most unseemly question Mr Montgomery. The witness need not answer it.
Robert Brewer: Well I will answer it. I am proud. Very proud.
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Main Theme
Written by Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch & Hank B. Marvin
Played by The Shadows
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Dickens, circa 1962!
22 February 2002 | by (Vermont, USA) – See all my reviews

The writings of Charles Dickens are known, apart from their obvious entertainment value, as chronicles of the times in which he lived highlighted by over-the-top characterizations and true-to-life environments. So it is with this movie.

I won't dwell on the plot - suffice it to say that it's presentation is sufficiently original to hold the viewer virtually spellbound in an emotional roller-coaster (big dipper to you Brits!) Rather, the value of this movie is the tantalizing peek it affords us to a Great Britain in general, and a London in particular, immediately pre-Beatles.

This movie is a "must see" for those who wish to visit or re-live the London of 1962! It's a gritty, no holds barred look at the time between Harold (You-never-had-it-so-good) Macmillan's nineteen fifties and the Swinging Sixties.


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