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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

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Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention ... See full summary »

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Foxy
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Miss Pelham
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Ma
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Pealer Bell
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James Galloway ...
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Charlie Hawkins ...
Clint
Anthony Heaton ...
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Brian Protheroe ...
Stan the Spinner
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Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways! Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Based on one of the biggest robberies in London

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Elke Sommer's topless shower scene was cut from UK theatrical release. All subsequent UK releases, and BBC television screenings, used the cut theatrical print. However the BBC2 broadcast in September included the shower scene. See more »

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In an early panning shot, we see an Arab passenger get out of a 1976 Cadillac Seville sedan outside the A&P Bank. These cars were never available as RHD, so a front-seat passenger, dressed as chauffeur, gets out and opens the O/S door. This is a farcical set-up, as he should have exited the front N/S (LH) door, and opened the rear N/S door for his passenger, avoiding the risk of following traffic-absurd!.. See more »

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A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square
, arranged and produced by Pierre Tubbs, and sung by Polly Cutter
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22 November 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I knew nothing about "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" when I started watching it. The title made me assume that it was about the hippie movement in the California college (until I saw the cover). It turned out to be pretty interesting, with Richard Jordan playing a man who gets out of jail and hopes to go straight but is recruited by a crime syndicate to abet their planned robbery. The story of an ex-con who has to go back to a life of crime has gotten overused throughout the years, but this is still a pretty fun movie. And not just because of a certain shot of Elke Sommer!

As with just about every heist-themed movie ("Topkapi" was the best ever), the heist itself is the coolest scene. It times everything perfectly, and then has a neat little surprise at the end. I certainly enjoyed it. Also starring are David Niven, Oliver Tobias, Gloria Grahame, Hugh Griffith (in his final role) and early appearances of John Rhys-Davies (Sallah in the Indiana Jones movies and Gimli in the "Lord of the Rings" movies) and Alfred Molina (the mayor in "Chocolat" and Doc Ock in "Spider-Man 2").

Cowboy indeed! (but what guy wouldn't be in Elke Sommer's presence?)


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