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11 Harrowhouse (1974)

Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.

Director:

Aram Avakian

Writers:

Gerald A. Browne (based on the novel by), Jeffrey Bloom (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Grodin ... Howard R. Chesser
Candice Bergen ... Maren Shirell
James Mason ... Charles D. Watts
Trevor Howard ... Clyde Massey
John Gielgud ... Meecham
Helen Cherry ... Lady Anne Bolding
Peter Vaughan ... Coglin
Cyril Shaps ... Wildenstein - the Diamond Cutter
Leon Greene ... Max Toland
Jack Watson ... Miller
Jack Watling ... Fitzmaurice
Clive Morton ... Sir Harold
Larry Cross ... Whitman
Glynn Edwards ... First Guard (as Glyn Edwards)
John Bindon ... Second Guard
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Storyline

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Anything for Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Clive Morton (Sir Harold). See more »

Goofs

When Maren (Candace Bergen) and Howard (Charles Grodin) take the diamonds to Massey's (Trevor Howard) house after the theft, they zoom around the parking area outside the house while a couple of Massey's goons hang on the sides of the truck. The parking area is gravel, yet the truck tires squeal as if they were on a paved surface. See more »

Quotes

Howard R. Chesser: That man's been following us.
Maren Shirell: How could he be? He's in front of is.
Howard R. Chesser: I hope you've got a witty line if he shoots us.
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Soundtracks

Day after Day
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Performed by Lennie Peters (as Peters) and Dianne Lee (as Lee)
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a heist film
8 November 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"11 Harrowhouse" is a heist film from 1974 starring Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, and the recently deceased Peter Vaughan.

I, unfortunately, saw a bad print of this which took away from my viewing. I love heist films, and the robbery of jewels here is clever and entertaining, as is the car chase toward the end.

Grodin is a diamond trader, Howard R. Chesser, though he is not a major player. The Diamond Exchange in London, address 11 Harrowhouse, monitors the control of diamonds, hoarding tons of them to keep the value high.

A multi-millionaire, Clyde Massey (Howard) wants a large diamond named after him and gives the million-pound deal to Chesser. Alas, when Chesser and Maren (Bergen) go to have the diamond cut, it's stolen from them.

Massey then blackmails him and orders him to steal the four tons of diamonds at the Exchange. With the daredevil Maren and an inside man (Mason), Chesser gets to work.

The film painstakingly shows the planning and execution of the heist, so the real excitement is the car chase that takes place.

Grodin has that wry way about him that worked for the character. Though I love Candice Bergen, I've never held her acting in high esteem - her metier turned out to be comedy. She's beautiful - it's not a great role. And you can't go wrong with people like Gielgud, Mason, and Howard, all of whom are terrific.

Clever heist film, attractive stars, and entertaining.


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