League of Gentlemen, The (1959, GBR) B&W-113m. *** D: Basil Dearden. Starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, David Lodge, Patrick Wymark, Nigel Green, Oliver Reed. British RIFIFI-version about several gentlemen, most from the army, who are recruited (blackmailed) by Hawkins to perform a daring bank robbery. Suffers from inadequate pace but delightful dialogues and great actors make it fun. Co-star Forbes adapted a novel by John Boland.

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