The League of Gentlemen The League of Gentlemen
  • United Kingdom
  • 1960
  • 116 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery—a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely cali­brated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films.

Credits

DirectorBasil Dearden
ProducerMichael Relph
Based on the novel byJohn Boland
ScreenplayBryan Forbes
CinematographyArthur Ibbetson
Art directionPeter Proud
EditingJohn D. Guthridge
MusicPhilip Green

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