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Gerald A. Browne (based on the novel by)
Jeffrey Bloom (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 October 1974 (Sweden) See more »
This is like no robbery you've ever imagined See more »
Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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'What were the dogs going to do, bite the tyres?' See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Grodin ... Howard R. Chesser

Candice Bergen ... Maren Shirell

James Mason ... Charles D. Watts

Trevor Howard ... Clyde Massey

John Gielgud ... Meecham
Helen Cherry ... Lady Anne Bolding

Peter Vaughan ... Coglin
Cyril Shaps ... Wildenstein, the Diamond Cutter
Leon Greene ... Max Toland, Jewel Thief
Jack Watson ... Miller, 11 Harrowhouse Security
Jack Watling ... Fitzmaurice
Clive Morton ... Sir Harold the Chairman
Larry Cross ... Whitman

Glynn Edwards ... First Guard (as Glyn Edwards)

John Bindon ... Second Guard
Joe Powell ... Mickey
Michael Gover ... Doctor on Plane
Michael Hawkins ... Patient on Plane
Patricia Michael ... Stewardess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Gilbert François ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jimmy Gardner ... Man in Snack Bar (uncredited)

Rick Lester ... Massey's Horseman (uncredited)
Rory McDonald ... Rich Young Man (uncredited)
Ricardo Montez ... 2nd Manager (uncredited)
David Rowlands ... Club Manager (uncredited)
Warwick Sims ... Maren's Friend (uncredited)
Trevor T. Smith ... Man in Vault (uncredited)
Donald Tandy ... Man in Vault (uncredited)

Directed by
Aram Avakian 
Writing credits
Gerald A. Browne (based on the novel by)

Jeffrey Bloom (screenplay)

Charles Grodin (adaptation)

Produced by
Denis Holt .... associate producer
Elliott Kastner .... producer
Original Music by
Michael J. Lewis 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
Makeup Department
Biddy Chrystal .... hairdresser
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Production Management
David W. Orton .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Anthony Squire .... second unit director
Raymond Becket .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Derek Kavanagh .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
John Siddall .... art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roy Whybrow .... special effects
Joe Powell .... stunt adviser
Joe Powell .... stunt arranger
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Hayden .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
H.A.R. Thomson .... second unit cameraman
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Mendleson .... costume adviser
Laurel Staffell .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Michael J. Lewis .... conductor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Marion Rosenberg .... assistant to the producer
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eleven Harrowhouse" - , International (English title) (alternative spelling)
"Anything for Love" - USA (TV title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Final film of Clive Morton.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Maren (Candace Bergen) and Howard (Charles Grodin) take the diamonds to Massey's (Trevor Howard) house after the theft, they zoom around the parking area outside the house while a couple of Massey's goons hang on the sides of the truck. The parking area is gravel, yet the truck tires squeal as if they were on a paved surface.See more »
Howard R. Chesser:Slow down! You're reckless!
Maren Shirell:I'm not reckless, I'm skillful.
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Long Live LoveSee more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
'What were the dogs going to do, bite the tyres?', 28 September 2005
Author: Adrian Sweeney from London, England

This is an entertaining caper film given a little extra special something by Charles Grodin's deadpan voice-over. I'm alarmed to note from other comments that there's a version without the voice-over at large, wreaking untold damage and stopping the film gaining the cult rep it would surely otherwise enjoy. This is a desecration and those responsible must be hunted down with hounds.

Grodin is by turns funny and cool as hell as a small-time gem dealer forced to mount an ingenious large-scale heist against London's biggest diamond monopoly, the snobbish and deadly cabal at 11 Harrowhouse, enjoyably personified by an ice-cold John Gielgud and Peter Vaughan in full troll mode. James Mason is touching as the only decent man in the organisation and Trevor Howard on great form as the shady/barking-mad aristocrat who finances the robbery. Candice Bergen is adorable as Grodin's smart, beautiful, feisty paramour and accomplice.

In some ways the film is of its time (1974), mostly in a good way. In fact the only potentially laughable/winceable groovy-London moment is when Bergen casts the I-Ching while speeding along in her sports car; even that struck me as pretty cool actually. The schmaltzy piano-bar soundtrack works wonderfully, I think. London itself - buildings, vehicles, Pools-playing cockney security guards - looks gorgeously down-at-heel and I never watch this film without a twinge of nostalgia.

Catch it if it's ever on TV and you're in the mood for escapist fun - do make sure it's the version with the voice-over, though.

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