Basil Dearden

The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen

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.

Film Info

  • Basil Dearden
  • United Kingdom
  • 1960
  • 116 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • English

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

Basil Dearden’s London Underground

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$47.96

The League of Gentlemen
Cast
Jack Hawkins
Hyde
Nigel Patrick
Race
Roger Livesey
Mycroft
Richard Attenborough
Lexy
Bryan Forbes
Porthill
Kieron Moore
Stevens
Robert Coote
Bunny Warren
Terence Alexander
Rupert
Norman Bird
Weaver
Credits
Director
Basil Dearden
Producer
Michael Relph
Based on the novel by
John Boland
Screenplay
Bryan Forbes
Cinematography
Arthur Ibbetson
Art direction
Peter Proud
Editing
John D. Guthridge
Music
Philip Green

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Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground
Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

 Sapphire: Inner City Given his strikingly eclectic body of work, it’s not surprising that Basil Dearden has never become a household name—he’s too hard to pin down. Moving effortlessly among comedies, melodramas, and thrillers, over a …

By Michael Koresky

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