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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
James Villiers ...
Hugh
Drewe Henley ...
Denis
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Horton (as Avice Landon)
Ernest Clark ...
Roberts
William Rushton ...
Gerry
Peter Madden ...
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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 »

Quotes

Jimmy Brewster: Let's face it. It's a rotten, stinking world. But there are some smashing things in it - and I want them!
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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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