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The Jokers (1967)

Michael Tremayne (Michael Crawford) and David Tremayne (Oliver Reed) 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

Michael Tremayne (Michael Crawford) and David Tremayne (Oliver Reed) are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Michael is constantly living in his brother's shadow as the one who gets caught. After Michael 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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Diabolically Delicious.....You Won't Believe The Things They Do!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Gabriella Licudi was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl. See more »

Goofs

The Union Jack in the very first scene/shot is upside down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanfare
(uncredited)
Music by Ivor Slaney
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Powerful! Memorable! Oliver Reed is Great!
2 June 2006 | by lawrence_elliottSee all my reviews

Oliver Reed stars in this heist of the Crown Jewels. A "Class" Act of the brothers' Tremayne! This is a thrilling worthwhile film that shakes you up, but leaves you begging for more. A movie that tells what it was like to be in London in the 1960s, the suspense builds till the mystery overwhelms the senses and you wish that the film will never end. Some of the scenes near the end of this film are so haunting and surreal that they leave an indelible memory imprint.

I highly recommend this film as the intensity of Oliver Reed will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Not too many films capture the imagination, but this one grabs you immediately and never lets go until it is time to hit the exits.

Go see it and Enjoy! Big time entertainment!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jokers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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