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Nothing But the Best (1964)

Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss' daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will ... See full summary »

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Frederic Raphael (screenplay), Stanley Ellin (story "The Best of Everything")
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Jimmy Brewster
Denholm Elliott ... Charlie Prince
Harry Andrews ... Mr. Horton
Millicent Martin ... Ann Horton
Pauline Delaney ... Mrs. March (as Pauline Delany)
Godfrey Quigley ... Coates
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Mrs. Brewster
Lucinda Curtis ... Nadine
Nigel Stock ... Ferris
James Villiers ... Hugh
Drewe Henley ... Denis
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Horton (as Avice Landon)
Ernest Clark ... Roberts
William Rushton William Rushton ... Gerry
Peter Madden ... Ex-Politician
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Storyline

Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss' daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will do anything to get rich and be the most successful businessman in Britian, even if it means murder.

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Taglines:

Make Room at the Top for Nothing But The Best! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oro y barro See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Domino Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Waring replaced James Grout. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Prince: When one does absolutely nothing, it is vitally important to keep fit.
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Soundtracks

Nothing But The Best
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyric by Frederic Raphael
Sung by Millicent Martin
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wonderful ,the rakes progress in modern dress
19 January 2004 | by autobeneluxSee all my reviews

What a superb film in my opinion difficult to beat. The British system slyly used to the main characters advantage . Alan Bates and Denholm Elliot excel in this classy tongue in cheek rendition of how to succeed. A film worthy of release particularly since the demise of both main stars.


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