The League of Gentlemen

  • PG
  • Basil Dearden (1960)
  • UK
  • 108 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This rousing crime caper was the first feature from the Allied Film Makers company, with most of its founder members - producer Michael Relph, director Basil Dearden, screenwriter Bryan Forbes and actors Jack Hawkins and Richard Attenborough - making solid contributions. Dating from a time when every third word a crook said didn't begin with an "f", this distant ancestor of such bungled heist pics as Reservoir Dogs gets off to a rather stodgy start, but once Hawkins has assembled his far from magnificent seven and his intricate plan begins to unravel, the action really hots up. It's certainly not to be missed.

Plot Summary

Crime caper starring Jack Hawkins and Nigel Patrick. Infuriated by his enforced retirement from the army, an ex-officer plans a huge bank robbery using his military experience and a group of old service colleagues.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lt Col Hyde
Jack Hawkins
Peter Graham Race
Nigel Patrick
Mycroft
Roger Livesey
Edward Lexy
Richard Attenborough
Martin Porthill
Bryan Forbes
Stevens
Kieron Moore
Bunny Warren
Robert Coote
Rupert Rutland-Smith
Terence Alexander
Peggy
Melissa Stribling
Frank Weaver
Norman Bird
Elizabeth
Nanette Newman
CSM
David Lodge
Wylie
Patrick Wymark
Hilda
Lydia Sherwood
Molly Weaver
Doris Hare
Captain Saunders
Gerald Harper
Grogan
Brian Murray
Chorus boy
Oliver Reed

Crew

Director
Basil Dearden

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Carlton
Categories
Comedy
Drama