The League of Gentlemen

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In this British crime caper, Hyde (Jack Hawkins), a bitter former military officer, decides to rob a bank and recruits a number of ex-army men to join in on the scheme. Along with Lexy (Richard Attenborough), Race (Nigel Patrick) and others, Hyde meticulously plans the heist, with preliminary missions resulting in tense and ridiculous situations, including a quest for much-needed explosives. Can Hyde and his cohorts pull off the big robbery and get away with it?

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Jack Hawkins
Col. John George Norman Hyde
Nigel Patrick
Maj. Peter Graham Race
Richard Attenborough
Lt. Richard Lexy
Roger Livesey
Capt. Mycroft
Bryan Forbes
Capt. Martin Porthill
Kieron Moore
Capt. Stevens
Robert Coote
Bunny Warren
Terence Alexander
Maj. Rupert Rutland-Smith
Norman Bird
Capt. Frank Weaver
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Critic Reviews for The League of Gentlemen

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Audience Reviews for The League of Gentlemen

  • Apr 26, 2013
    A decent British caper movie that lacks humour but has a sterling cast that you really hope gets away with it. Lots of great British character actors and the type of 'stiff upper lip' that you can't get away with these days. The opening image of Hawkins climbing out of a drain in a tux was surely nicked for 'Goldfinger'!
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2012
    "The League of Gentlemen" starts with Hyde(Jack Hawkins) climbing out of the sewer wearing a tuxedo. Next, he sends halves of 50 pound notes and a paperback to seven disgraced army veterans as an invitation to lunch. His idea is to use the plot of the novel, along with their military expertise, to rob a bank. At first, they are skeptical but eventually warm to the idea, with Race(Nigel Patrick) being appointed second in command. As smoothly entertaining as it is, "The League of Gentlemen" is more thoughtful than an average caper movie. While it does share a similar idea with the original "Ocean's Eleven," which came out the same year, about a group of military veterans pulling off a heist, "The League of Gentlemen" forges its own path by also showing how badly its characters have adjusted back to civilian life.(Hyde's masterminding might have been a preemptive strike against any future failure as much as anything else.) For example, the men are mostly revealed in the introductory sequences to have problems in their relationships with women. In any case, maybe it is not fair to guess about Hyde's and Race's sleeping arrangements. On the other hand, this was a less enlightened time, as displayed by Oliver Reed's flamboyant bit part.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2011
    What a great and fun and also very stylish heist film that is filled with great performances, adventure and dashes of comedy. The film is about a former Colonel named Hyde (Jack Hawkins) who recruits seven other former army officers whom are all the best in their respected fields of operations. He has been formulating a plan on robbing a bank and each man who joins him will receive 100,000 pounds for their services. Every detail is methodically thought out and planned for, or is it? The film is a fun and entertaining watch and while all the remakes of it are quite dreadful, the original here is a blast to watch!
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  • Aug 04, 2007
    a moderately enjoyable heist flick with moments of comedy and intrigue. i think it only just achieves the three stars. i liked their 1st mission when they robbed the guns from the MOD base. the only thing i didn't understand was the notes of money cut up into half to coax them into the meeting, but then.... i didn't manage to read all of what the note said that one of them received and was reading near the beginning. overall, it satiated my appetite for watching just enough
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