A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Ralph Thomas (1979)

A Certificate


Our Score
This pleasing but predictable heist caper boasts a classy cast. Giving one of the better performances of his twilight years, David Niven plays a criminal mastermind who blackmails old lag Richard Jordan into joining his audacious assault on a swanky bank. Making his first film in five years (and it was to be his last), veteran director Ralph Thomas fails to impose himself on the familiar sequence of events, but coaxes a splendid performance from American actress Gloria Grahame.


A professional criminal masterminds a daring plan to relieve a high-security bank of a large fortune in cash. An ex-convict working at the bank is blackmailed into assisting with the heist, but starts to find he enjoys returning to his villainous ways. Crime drama, starring David Niven and Richard Jordan.

Cast & Crew

Pinky Green Richard Jordan
Ivan the Terrible David Niven
Foxy Oliver Tobias
Ma Gloria Grahame
Miss Pelham Elke Sommer
Inspector Watford Richard Johnson
Governor Joss Ackland
Pealer Bell Michael Angelis
Legs Eleven Anthony Heaton
Charlie the Clubb Dicken Ashworth
Mavis Minah Bird
Major Treadwell Peter Cartwright
Sid the Yid Davy Kaye
Sid Larkin Hugh Griffith
Solicitor John Rhys-Davies
Port official Alfred Molina
Director Ralph Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD