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11 Harrowhouse -- A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.


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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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Robert Morgan's review notes that there are two vastly different versions of this film 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)
Art Department
John Siddall .... art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
John Hayward .... sound 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:
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Berkley Square was used as the backdrop for the meetings. Filming the scenes bought the busy traffic in the area of London's Mayfair to a standstill.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 »
Maren Shirell:[talking about her gun] This will stop anything...
Howard R. Chesser:From what?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Robert Morgan's review notes that there are two vastly different versions of this film, 12 September 2005
Author: IslandMadMacs from Honolulu, Hawaii

One with the Grodin narration, and one without. I suspect many of the negative reviews refer to the highly edited TV-version. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if the commercial VHS tape offered is the edited version, so caution is advised.

As a fan of heist films, I only recently learned of this rare film and had an opportunity to obtain the widescreen laserdisc presentation. And while it's true that this isn't a top-notch comedy or thriller, it's certainly better than you would think given the majority of less-than-flattering reviews here.

There are clever heist tricks - many of which have not been used again since this film. You know how much Hollywood likes to "borrow" clever ideas and use them over and over to the point where they become sad clichés. Well, you have to admire the use of cockroaches and chocolate cake to defeat an ultra-secure vault! How many times have you seen that done before? Or since?

If you're a fan of the heist genre or a Grodin devotee - this is a 'must see'. Otherwise, I'd wait 'til it gets a DVD release.

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