Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer (Terry Stone), Once Upon a Time in London charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.Written by
Billy Hill was born William Charles Hill in St Pancras, London, England on 13th December 1911 and died 01st January 1984. See more »
In a scene set in 1939 there are posters for a concert featuring The Platters and Lonnie Donegan and another advertising "A Visit With Floyd Patterson". Both of these seem to be from the 1960s. See more »
This had such potential....good acting and a decent script. However this is a very disjointed and confused adaptation. Cinematography is bleak and lighting is depressing. The musical interludes were awkward and have no gravity.
Watchable, but only just.
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