This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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Alfred Lynch ...
Kathleen Breck ...
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Georgia
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Beckett
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Mr. Cash
Freda Jackson ...
Mrs. Hartley
Peter Reynolds ...
Jacko
Harold Lang ...
Silent
Marie Ney ...
Mildred Dyce
Sean Kelly ...
Larry
Patrick Wymark ...
Father Hogan
Allan McClelland ...
Mr. Royce
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Phyl
Gerry Duggan ...
Father Dominic
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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29 September 1966 (Mexico)  »

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Apartamento de Solteiro  »

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Julie Christie and Suzan Farmer auditioned for the role of Ilsa. According to Michael Winner, producer Daniel M. Angel rejected her because he felt she was a B actress who wouldn't go anywhere. See more »

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Referenced in El Gran Vázquez (2010) See more »

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Baby Jean
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Better than its reputation might suggest.
16 October 2016 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This low-key British kitchen-sink movie is much better than it's lukewarm reputation might suggest. It's no masterpiece and it's certainly no "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" or "A Taste of Honey" but it's far from negligible and is worth seeing. It was directed by Michael Winner at a time when he actually made good films and stars the underrated Alfred Lynch as a feckless young man roped into a murder plot by Eric Portman's slimy and possibly bogus ex-army officer. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall wrote the above average screenplay and it's superbly shot in its Notting Hill locations by Otto Heller. Others in a fine supporting cast include Diana Dors, Kathleen Harrison and Finlay Currie.


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