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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Jimmy Brewster
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Charlie Prince
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Mr. Horton
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Ann Horton
Pauline Delaney ...
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 ...
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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George Waring replaced James Grout. See more »

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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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Very funny satire -- Alan Bates at his peak.
21 June 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I haven't see this movie for years but remember loving it. It is devilishly clever and beautifully filmed, with a great cast, especially Alan Bates. I had forgotten the name of it and now that I have found it, I plan to buy it for my personal collection. Let's face it, you almost can't go wrong with a British comedy and this is one of the best.


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