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Sophie's Place (1969)

Crooks and Coronets (original title)
Two crooks are hired to rob an eccentric old lady's estate, but once they get to know her, they can't bring themselves to do it.

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Herbie Haseler
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Lady Sophie Fitzmore
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Marty Miller
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Nick Marco
Harry H. Corbett ...
Frank Finley
Nicky Henson ...
Lord Freddie Fitzmore
Hattie Jacques ...
Mabel
Vickery Turner ...
Annie
Arthur Mullard ...
Perce
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Cyril
Thorley Walters ...
Hubbard
Jeremy Young ...
Tim Reilly
Leslie Dwyer ...
Henry
Will Leighton ...
Bowers
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Recently paroled convicts Herbie Haseler and Marty Miller realizing they're broke decide to go to New York and work for their old boss Nick Marco.But Nick is tired of these two idiots who bungled the last caper they were hired to do. Therefore, Nick is reluctant to re-hire Herbie and Marty.Besides, the duo still owes ten thousand dollars to Nick for bankrolling the armored car heist that went wrong, sending Herbie and Marty to prison. However, Herbie has been in charge of the prison library and has studied a lot. He convinces his boss to finance one more caper, this time in England, where many rich lords live in opulent mansions. These English mansions house many treasures, including fine art, priceless paintings worth millions, antiquities and more. Although skeptical, New York mob boss Nick Marco reluctantly agrees to send Herbie and Marty to England. For this purpose, he bankrolls the operation and also gets in touch with his mob contacts in the UK. The contact is Frank Finley, the... Written by nufs68

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The caper could get $5,000,000. All these American hoods had to do was knock off the nice old lady in World War I flying garb, the eccentric gentleman with the crossbow and the man-eating lion.

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Comedy | Crime

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3 October 1969 (Ireland)  »

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1.66 : 1
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After the row of cars back up to let Corbett in the front car the cars collide but when they move on the are clearly apart. See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Two crooks set out to rob a stately home, but are enchanted by the owners.
4 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A silly but rather charming comedy about two inept American rooks who hatch a plan to rob an English stately home. they ingratiate themselves with the eccentric peeress who owns the home and her grandson, and while they pretend to be interested in improving their hosts' fortunes wait for their American confederates to arrive. meanwhile, however, they find themselves getting attached to their genial English hosts, and are increasingly reluctant to go through with the plan to rob them.

Edith Evans as the eccentric peeress is entertaining as always, and the rest of the cast are good too, including a very amusing cameo by Hattie Jacques. While it's not a great film, this is very amusing and although the story is far fetched it is satisfying. not a film to watch if you are hoping for great drama or great wit, but if you are satisfied with just some simple laughter and fun this film should please you.


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