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The Jokers (1967)

The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Crawford ... Michael Tremayne
Oliver Reed ... David Tremayne
Harry Andrews ... Insp. Marryatt
James Donald ... Col. Gurney-Simms
Michael Hordern ... Sir Matthew
Daniel Massey ... Riggs
Gabriella Licudi ... Eve
Lotte Tarp Lotte Tarp ... Inge
Michael Goodliffe ... Lt. Col. Paling
Rachel Kempson ... Mrs. Tremayne
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Uncle Edward
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Pervis
Peter Graves ... Mr. Tremayne
Warren Mitchell ... Lennie
Frank Finlay ... Harrassed man
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Storyline

Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his brother's shadow as the one who gets caught. After Crawford is forced to resign from the army after an episode of unappreciated cleverness, the two decide their careers would go better if there was a large amount of publicity, so they decide to steal the crown jewels from the tower of London. Bombs, misdirection, disguises and acting allow them to enter the tower with all of the alarms turned off. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Robbery of the Century... it would be a Crime to miss it! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Atraco a la inglesa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three Michael Winner films that James Donald would feature in. See more »

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Imperial Echoes
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Music by Arnold Safroni
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Film Industry.....WE NEED THE DVD!!!!
27 June 2008 | by cinders2001See all my reviews

We so need the DVD for this film. I saw someone selling an obvious fake on ebay the other week and reported it. I will not buy a forgery/fake/pirated copy ever. You never know, if we all keep on ranting about this film, then someone in the 'business' may actually take notice!! I remember this film with fondness as my uncle is in it. That's one of the reasons why I want a personal copy of it.! If IMDb get around to looking at my Trivia message I sent them, then hopefully it will be added and everyone can read which part he played and it will be there for all to see! I hope the film people do get this on DVD as i'd be first in the queue to buy it!


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