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West 11 (1963)

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Keith Waterhouse (screenplay), Willis Hall (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Lynch ... Joe Beckett
Kathleen Breck Kathleen Breck ... Ilsa Barnes
Eric Portman ... Richard Dyce
Diana Dors ... Georgia
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Beckett
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Hartley
Finlay Currie ... Gash
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Mildred Dyce
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Silent
Peter Reynolds ... Jacko
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Larry
Patrick Wymark ... Father Hogan
Gerry Duggan Gerry Duggan ... Father Dominic
Brian Wilde ... Speaker
Allan McClelland Allan McClelland ... Mr. Royce (as Alan McClelland)
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Storyline

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1966 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Apartamento de Solteiro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Christie and Suzan Farmer auditioned for the role of Ilsa. According to Michael Winner, producer Daniel M. Angel rejected her because he felt she was a B actress who wouldn't go anywhere. See more »

Goofs

On the train, the fan with the newspaper is asked how Ipswich (football club) are doing. He responds: "they're losing, one down". He's asked again and repeats "one down", but the Football Half Time score shown in the close up of the paper states that Ipswich were winning 1-0 against Fulham. See more »

Quotes

football supporter on train: [looking at the paper] Forty three killed in an air crash, look at it. Wouldn't get me up in an aeroplane.
football supporter on train: Talking of the dead, what's Chelsea doing?
football supporter on train: No score.
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Connections

Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Theme
West 11"
by Stanley Black and Acker Bilk (as Mr.Aker Bilk)
Played by Acker Bilk (as Mr.Acker Bilk)
also featuring Ken Colyer and his Band
The Tony Kinsey Quintet (as the Tony Kinsey Quintet)
Recorded music by courtesy of Decca Ltd.
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Rather strange
29 May 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

With writers who were at the heart of the British new wave and set in a run down Notting Gill,as it was,I was expecting a touch of social realism.However what we get is a film that after much coveting of an X certificate,tends to go into lurid melodrama in the last third.However it was good to see Kathleen Harrison and Frieda Jackson,Finlay Currie and of course Diana Dors.A cast to cherish even if the film is not


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