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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 & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Frederic Raphael had already adapted Stanley Ellin's original short story, "The Best Of Everything", as a short play for British television. See more »

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Gerry: Is Rembrandt hip or square this week?
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Nothing But The Best
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyric by Frederic Raphael
Sung by Millicent Martin
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Brilliant still!
19 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I last saw this movie over 40 years ago and remember it vividly. I have waited for years for it to appear on DVD and at last I have it. I was surprised to find it has dated but still works very well due to the wonderful performances of Alan Bates and Denholm Elliott coupled with a sharp and witty script from Frederic Raphael. Millicent Martin holds up well in what I think was her first movie as Bates' love interest. it is an excellent black comedy where the viewer roots for the anti-hero throughout with very little censure on his wrongdoings. Alan Bates was a superb actor with real charisma you can only watch him on screen. The film is populated with terrific British actors like Harry Andrews and James Villiers. I even spotted Patti Boyd as an extra in the cafe scene, which rooted the movie firmly in the sixties. Why this has not appeared on TV or on VHS/ DVD in the intervening years since its original release is beyond me.


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