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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... See more »

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13 July 1964 (USA)  »

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A única ambição  »

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Stanley Ellin's original short story was also adapted for television as an episode of "Tales Of The Unexpected" in 1981; it was the first episode of the fourth season and starred Michael Kitchen and Jeremy Clyde. See more »

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Jimmy Brewster: [recurring line] He'll have to go!
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Nothing But The Best
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyric by Frederic Raphael
Sung by Millicent Martin
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A working class striver reaches the top the smart way, by cheating, lying and thuggery.
11 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I cannot recall having even heard of this movie until I saw it advertised in the TV listings as part of a series of British movies otherwise unrelated to each other in any way. The cast is wonderful particularly Denholm Elliot. Alan Bates gives the part the bland vacancy it requires. The song that opens the movie was of its time and was so bad I almost stopped watching. And the rest of the movie is never quite right. The movie tries to tell the story that Lindsay Anderson told so well in O Lucky Man, and falls far short...but most movies fall short of O Lucky Man. It's worth seeing for another reason: it illustrates very well the mentality that led to Margaret Thatcher.


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