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League of Gentlemen (The)

UK, English, 116 mins

  • Director: Basil Dearden
  • Writer: John Boland; Bryan Forbes
  • Producer: Michael Relph

CGiii Comment

A thoroughly enjoyable caper.

It has a clear message - when gentlemen are no longer required by the State - they revert to extreme measures.

It's polite and intelligent and has a very 'out' villain - brave for its day.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way.

Cast & Characters

Jack Hawkins as Hyde;
Nigel Patrick as Race;
Roger Livesey as Mycroft;
Richard Attenborough as Lexy;
Bryan Forbes as Porthill;
Kieron Moore as Stevens;
Terence Alexander as Rupert;
Norman Bird as Weaver;
Robert Coote as Bunny Warren;
Melissa Stribling as Peggy;
Nanette Newman as Elizabeth;
Lydia Sherwood as Hilda;
Doris Hare as Molly Weaver;
David Lodge as C.S.M.;
Patrick Wymark as Wylie

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