Crooks and Coronets

Crooks and Coronets

Jim O'Connolly (1969)

104min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An old-style English caper comedy, with the likes of Edith Evans, Hattie Jacques and Harry H Corbett improbably joined by Hollywood heavies Telly Savalas and Warren Oates. This strange casting - a sort of Carry On meets The Dirty Dozen - gives the film a certain interest, not to mention eccentricity, as the cast are involved in a plot to rob a British stately home of its silver and art treasures. Dame Edith owns the stately pile and does her doddery old dowager act to perfection, but the overall tone is far too frantic and full of those terribly dated, Swinging Sixties fads and fashions.

Summary

Two incompetent American thieves are hired to rob an English stately home, only to have an attack of conscience when they get to know the eccentric owner. Crime comedy, starring Telly Savalas, Warren Oates and Edith Evans.

Cast & Crew

Herbie Hassler Telly Savalas
Lady Sophie Fitzmore Edith Evans
Marty Miller Warren Oates
Nick Marco Cesar Romero
Frank Finley Harry H Corbett
Lord Fitzmore Nicky Henson
Mabel Hattie Jacques
Annie Vickery Turner
Perce Arthur Mullard
Cyril Frank Thornton
Hubbard Thorley Walters
Reilly Jeremy Young
Director Jim O'Connolly
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Pathe Ltd
Comedy