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The League of Gentlemen | 1960 | Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick

Jack Hawkins stars as ex-Colonel Hyde, an army officer bitter that, after a lifetime of service, he’s on civvie street with no prospects and a tiny pension. So he decides to use his expertise illegally. Gathering together a group of fellow ex-officers, all of whom would welcome a large amount of cash, he prepares an audacious plan to use their military expertise to execute the perfect million-pound robbery. Directed by Basil Dearden, the cast includes Nigel Patrick, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey, Bryan Forbes and a cameo from Oliver Reed as an effeminate ballet dancer.

cast
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
Gerald Harper as Captain Saunders
Brian Murray as Grogan

crew
Director: Basil Dearden
Script: Bryan Forbes, John Boland

UK | 116 minutes | 1960

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