A rogues gallery of the cream of British acting star in Basil Dearden’s much-loved crime caper The League of Gentlemen. Jack Hawkins gives a memorable performance as an embittered former army officer, alongside Roger Livesey, Nigel Patrick, Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes – who also wrote the BAFTA-nominated screenplay. The film is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
After being ‘retired’ from the army, an ex-Colonel nurtures a bitter resentment at his country’s ingratitude. Luckily for him he’s not the only one and he assembles a small group of bankrupt or embittered ex-army officers in a bid to stage an ingenious bank robbery.
Commentary with Bryan Forbes
The South Bank Show: Richard Attenborough