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The Boys (1962)

When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Victor Webster
... Montgomery
... Stan Coulter
... Billy Herne
Tony Garnett ... Ginger Thompson
... Barney Lee
... The Judge / Judge
Wilfrid Brambell ... Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
... Gordon Lonsdale
Kenneth J. Warren ... George Tanner
... Randolph St. John (as Alan Cuthbertson)
Wensley Pithey ... Mr. Coulter (as Wensley Athey)
... Mark Salmon
... Mr. Lee
... Mr. Herne
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When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects' statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Montgomery: Now then, when you first saw these boys, what was your impression?
Bus conductor: I don't know what you mean.
Montgomery: I mean what sort of people did they seem to be, Mr Salmon? Milkmen, postmen, politicians?
Bus conductor: Teddy boys.
Montgomery: What do you mean by 'teddy boys'?
Bus conductor: Well, they dressed like teddy boys and they behaved like teddy boys.
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Referenced in Talkies: The Boys Reunion (2017) See more »

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Main Theme
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Written by Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch & Hank B. Marvin
Played by The Shadows
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Dickens, circa 1962!
22 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The writings of Charles Dickens are known, apart from their obvious entertainment value, as chronicles of the times in which he lived highlighted by over-the-top characterizations and true-to-life environments. So it is with this movie.

I won't dwell on the plot - suffice it to say that it's presentation is sufficiently original to hold the viewer virtually spellbound in an emotional roller-coaster (big dipper to you Brits!) Rather, the value of this movie is the tantalizing peek it affords us to a Great Britain in general, and a London in particular, immediately pre-Beatles.

This movie is a "must see" for those who wish to visit or re-live the London of 1962! It's a gritty, no holds barred look at the time between Harold (You-never-had-it-so-good) Macmillan's nineteen fifties and the Swinging Sixties.


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