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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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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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Crime | Drama

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Michael Winner's tenure working with Daniel M. Angel inspired him to produce his own films, so that he wouldn't have to deal with such interference. See more »

Goofs

The influx of people and the difference in the girl represent the passage of time and the character's repeated attempts to find a bed for the night. The original girl passes by and bids him goodnight. See more »

Quotes

Speaker: [addressing a rally of the Britain First Party] And now we come to the other argument that these people use: the naive, sentimental argument that they use when they are confronted by the facts. The argument that we force these people, these Indians, these Pakistanis, that we force them to live in slum conditions. Now, let us examine this argument. We do not force, you and I, we do not force these foreigners to come here. We do not force them to take our houses and to undercut our jobs.
Heckler: I fought a...
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Connections

Referenced in The Great Vazquez (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Gettysburg March
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ken Colyer
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1966 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Departamento de soltero See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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