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Nothing But the Best (1964)

Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss's daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Jimmy Brewster
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Charlie Prince
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Mr. Horton
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Ann Horton
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Mrs. March (as Pauline Delany)
Godfrey Quigley ...
Coates
Alison Leggatt ...
Mrs. Brewster
Lucinda Curtis ...
Nadine
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Ferris
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Hugh
Drewe Henley ...
Denis
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Horton (as Avice Landon)
Ernest Clark ...
Roberts
William Rushton ...
Gerry
Peter Madden ...
Ex-Politician
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Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss's daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will do anything to get rich and be the most successful businessman in Britian-even if it means murder!!! Written by Anonymous

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It purrs like a Rolls Royce... It pleasures like bubbly champagne...

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13 July 1964 (USA)  »

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A única ambição  »

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George Waring replaced James Grout. See more »

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Charlie Prince: When one does absolutely nothing, it is vitally important to keep fit.
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Nothing But The Best
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyric by Frederic Raphael
Sung by Millicent Martin
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wonderful ,the rakes progress in modern dress
19 January 2004 | by (swansea Wales) – See all my reviews

What a superb film in my opinion difficult to beat. The British system slyly used to the main characters advantage . Alan Bates and Denholm Elliot excel in this classy tongue in cheek rendition of how to succeed. A film worthy of release particularly since the demise of both main stars.


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