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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

| Comedy, Crime
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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Pinky
Oliver Tobias ...
Foxy
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Ivan
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Miss Pelham
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Ma
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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
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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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Comedy | Crime

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Actress Jean Seberg was offered the female lead in this film. She was excited by the prospect of staring alongside David Niven, since they had enjoyed working with each other on Bonjour Tristesse (1958). Seberg committed suicide before filming began. See more »

Goofs

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

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Win Or Lose
(secondary theme), written, arranged and produced by Pierre Tubbs, and sung by Polly Cutter
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A good caper
21 September 2001 | by (italy) – See all my reviews

Really enjoyable film full of some great British character actors.

Excellent use of outdoor scenes, mainly of London, but not the usual recognisable holiday brochure zones.

Not a complicated plot, but who needs them. Just good fun, well executed and fine entertainment.

I've a reasonable copy of the film, lifted off the English television, English Pal, on VHS, and would be happy to let you have a copy if you need one.


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