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The Jokers (1967)

The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Crawford ... Michael Tremayne
Oliver Reed ... David Tremayne
Harry Andrews ... Insp. Marryatt
James Donald ... Col. Gurney-Simms
Michael Hordern ... Sir Matthew
Daniel Massey ... Riggs
Gabriella Licudi ... Eve
Lotte Tarp Lotte Tarp ... Inge
Michael Goodliffe ... Lt. Col. Paling
Rachel Kempson ... Mrs. Tremayne
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Uncle Edward
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Pervis
Peter Graves ... Mr. Tremayne
Warren Mitchell ... Lennie
Frank Finlay ... Harrassed man
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Storyline

Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his brother's shadow as the one who gets caught. After Crawford is forced to resign from the army after an episode of unappreciated cleverness, the two decide their careers would go better if there was a large amount of publicity, so they decide to steal the crown jewels from the tower of London. Bombs, misdirection, disguises and acting allow them to enter the tower with all of the alarms turned off. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Robbery of the Century... it would be a Crime to miss it! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Atraco a la inglesa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The out-doors scenes at the raid were shot at Hampton Court Palace. In the scene were they arrive at the Tower, they drive along Water Street, pass under the Byward Tower arch, and then enter the Hampton Court Yard in the next shot. See more »

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Royal Garden Blues
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Written by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams
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Another obscure gem
4 May 2005 | by dr_shredSee all my reviews

This is one of the best crime caper movies of all time, but does anybody outside of the U.K. remember it? Another great but overlooked movie. I saw this when I was a kid and then again about 10 years ago on one of the T.V. movie channels. I taped it and if I could I'd copy it to DVD and distribute it freely. It's also one of the best comedies, not to mention a whodunit and a fab portrayal of swinging London circa 1967. Plot twists, betrayal, witty dialog and great characters. Michael Crawford is a genuine talent who appeared in two of my favorite movies: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Hello Dolly! He resurfaces back in the 80s as the Phantom of the Opera. Oliver Reed, is also one of the best. Together, they create the perfect sibling rivalry. Oh, the music is good too.

They don't make movies like this anymore, do they?


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