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The League of Gentlemen

Year:
Duration:
116 min
Genres:
Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Basil Dearden
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1960-08-22
Filming Locations: Fleet Street, Holborn, London, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Jack Hawkins
Hyde
Nigel Patrick
Race
Roger Livesey
Mycroft
Richard Attenborough
Lexy
Bryan Forbes
Porthill
Kieron Moore
Stevens
Terence Alexander
Rupert
Norman Bird
Weaver
Robert Coote
Bunny Warren
Melissa Stribling
Peggy
Nanette Newman
Elizabeth
Lydia Sherwood
Hilda
Doris Hare
Molly Weaver
David Lodge
C.S.M.
Patrick Wymark
Wylie
Gerald Harper
Captain Saunders
Brian Murray
Grogan
Beverly Bennett
Young Girl (uncredited)
Terence Edmond
Young P.C. (uncredited)
Susanne Gibbs
Small Girl (uncredited)
Nigel Green
Kissing Man in Truck (uncredited)
Patrick Jordan
Sergeant (uncredited)
Dinsdale Landen
Young Man in Gym Receiving Massage (uncredited)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Police Superintendent - Final Scene (uncredited)
Norman Rossington
Staff-Sergeant Hall (uncredited)
Bruce Seton
Patrolman (uncredited)
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Trivia
This was originally planned as a Carl Foreman production, and he may have done a version of the screenplay (there are characters named Weaver and Grogan in the film - a trademark of Foreman's) before hiring Bryan Forbes to write the film as a planned vehicle for Cary Grant. When Forbes presented his version, Foreman said it was not good enough to present to a star of Grant's magnitude, and the project went into abeyance for a while. When Forbes formed Allied Film Makers with Michael Relph, Basil Dearden, Richard Attenborough and Jack Hawkins, they obtained the necessary rights and made the film themselves - it was a great critical and financial success.
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Oliver Reed portrays one of the gay actors at the theatre.
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Jack Hawkins was ill with cancer during filming. Shooting was shut down for some days.
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Goofs
When the convoy is seen passing the bollard lined pavement (opp St. Paul's) there is no following traffic, but in the next shot, a little further on, vehicles can be seen immediately behind them.
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At the close of Hyde's final briefing, on the night before the bank raid, the camera's shadow falls on Jack Hawkins as it dollies toward him.
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In the view across the street of the convoy turning off for the bank Lexy's car stops a few yards short of the corner and there is a man standing on the corner. In the following close-up of the van turning the corner Lexy's car is now parked directly on the corner while the man has disappeared.
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Quotes
Major Race: [after Hyde has explained his plan]
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Major Race: Is that your wife?
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Weaver: Nothing in the Stop Press?
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Photos from cast
Oliver Reed