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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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Diabolically Delicious.....You Won't Believe The Things They Do!! 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 title song is performed by Peter and Gordon. See more »

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

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Royal Garden Blues
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Written by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams
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From the best years of Comedy
13 September 2000 | by johdoushaSee all my reviews

Like another of the commenters, I saw this film on the late night telly. I loved it all the way, and as an American, managed to appreciate some of the British humor. One joke, in particular, that made me laugh up a storm was when some guy tries to explain the bomb plantings by blaming it on "the Mafia." Michael Crawford sniggers, "Surbiton branch?" I recommend this film to anyone who wants to be entertained by one of the first films in what would become the best years of British comedy.


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