MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,405 this week

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

 -  Comedy | Crime
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 200 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 68 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 303 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman is murdered and her millionaire husband is accused. But is he guilty?

Director: Murray Markowitz
Stars: Elke Sommer, Donald Pilon, Chuck Shamata
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Stars: Gloria Grahame, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser
Rough Cut (1980)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
The Magician (1973)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A beautiful young woman marries a blind old man for his money. She carries on an affair with her husband's valet, but soon finds herself in the middle of a murder-for-money plot involving the household servants.

Director: José María Forqué
Stars: Sue Lyon, Fernando Rey, Gloria Grahame
The Loners (1972)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful... See full summary »

Director: Sutton Roley
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Patricia Stich, Todd Susman
The Dolls (1965)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Luigi Comencini, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Virna Lisi, Nino Manfredi, Alicia Brandet
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki
Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert
Chandler (1971)
Certificate: GP Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

Director: Paul Magwood
Stars: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mama loves men, but she loves money even more. She's trained her three teenager daughters to meet, marry and murder men for their money. But soon the meet Harold and he got other plans.

Director: John Hayes
Stars: Gloria Grahame, Paul Lambert, Sondra Currie
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear
Stars: Robert F. Lyons, Richard Thomas, Belinda Montgomery
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pinky
Oliver Tobias ...
Foxy
...
Ivan
...
Miss Pelham
...
Ma
...
Inspector Watford
Michael Angelis ...
Pealer Bell
Dicken Ashworth ...
Charlie the Chubb
Brian Croucher ...
Derek Deadman ...
Nobby Flowers
James Galloway ...
Aussie
Charlie Hawkins ...
Clint
Anthony Heaton ...
Legs Eleven
Davy Kaye ...
Sid the Yid
Brian Protheroe ...
Stan the Spinner
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

The Big Scam  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jaunty and enjoyable Brit crime caper.
29 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Pinky, a qualified electrician, is released from prison, his parole officer has found him a job working at a big city bank. When some of the crime underworld from his past learn of his position they plan to exploit it and rob the bank. Pinky is at first horrified because he really wants to go straight, but when a twist of fate happens Pinky begins to think one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Also known as The Mayfair Bank Caper {amongst others!}, this is a hugely enjoyable piece that is quintessential 1970s. London and all it's highly dubious fashions are lit up like a Christmas tree in Ralph Thomas and Guy Elmes' cunningly crafty caper. If the viewer can accept David Niven as an aged crime lord of some evility {it's not easy i can tell you}, then A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square could well surprise you. The actors aren't pulling up any trees for sure, but it's really not hurting the picture at all, it has an honest fun quality that is never less than entertaining. The score and soundtrack is perhaps guilty of over jollification during the dramatic criminal moments, but it's a minor complaint to leave me thinking this is an under seen British gem.

Richard Jordan takes the lead role of Pinky (obviously hoping to lure in American viewers}, 70s heart throb Oliver Tobias {a mass of hair} is in there to keep the ladies interested, whilst the blokes get the pleasurable sight of Elke Sommer and her delightful legs for company. Moving along at a decent enough clip and containing a seriously rewarding finale, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square deserves far better than the paltry 5.7 rating here on IMDb, but just how many people have seen it i wonder?, hmm, go on give it a go if you the chance, it's good stuff. 7/10


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why is this not on DVD joegranby
A wonderful film. joegranby
What is the song when Pinky is in the nightclub? peaquod

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?