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The Boys (1962)

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Director Sidney J. Furie was betwixt and between his Canadian TV work and his theatrical-film prominence vis-a-vis Ipcress File (65) when he helmed the British social melodrama The Boys. The title characters are four youths, all implicated in the murder of a night watchman. Robert Morley plays the defense attorney who tries to convince the jury to render a charitable verdict. His basic argument is that the government expects a death sentence in cases involving robbery, but is more lenient towards crimes of passion. Prosecuting attorney Richard Todd is unmoved; his job is to prove that the boys aren't the innocent victims of society they're made out to be. The Boys benefits from Furie's dextrous use of flashbacks during the testimony scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Richard Todd
as Victor Webster
Robert Morley
as Montgomery
Ronald Lacey
as Billy Herne
Tony Garnett
as Ginger Thompson
Jess Conrad
as Barney Lee
Wilfrid Brambell
as Robert Brewer
Allan Cuthbertson
as Randolph St. John
Colin Gordon
as Gordon Lonsdale
Roy Kinnear
as Charles Salmon
Betty Marsden
as Mrs. Herne
Wensley Pithey
as Mr. Coulter
Dudley Sutton
as Stan Coulter
Kenneth J. Warren
as George Tanner
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An overlooked British social-conscience drama.

July 29, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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