The League Of Gentlemen
The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British criminal comedy film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, and Richard Attenborough. It is based on the 1958 novel The League of Gentlemen by John Boland and adapted by Bryan Forbes, who also starred in the film.
A manhole opens at night in an empty street and out climbs Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Hyde (Jack Hawkins) in a dinner suit. He gets into a Rolls-Royce and drives home. There, he prepares seven envelopes, each containing an American crime paperback called The Golden Fleece, halves of ten £5-notes and an unsigned invitation from “Co-operative Removals Limited” to lunch at the Cafe Royal.
|editor||John D. Guthridge|
|keywords||£ army officer army training black tie brigadier cafe royal capture city of london collect criminal record dinner suit discover disturb dorset golden fleece ira ireland irish irish republican army journey’s end moving in number plates old friend one by one pass police van pound sterling radio jamming rolls-royce rolls-royce limited ronald leigh-hunt small boy smoke bombs speak st paul\'s cathedral st paul’s sterling sub-machine guns superintendent training camp vehicle registration plate|
|nomination||BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay|
|productionCompany||Allied Film Makers|
|publisher||British Lion Films|
|theme||crime comedy heist|