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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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Kathleen Breck ...
Ilsa Barnes
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Richard Dyce
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Georgia
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Beckett
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Mrs. Hartley
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Mr. Gash
Marie Ney ...
Mildred Dyce
Harold Lang ...
Silent
Peter Reynolds ...
Jacko
Sean Kelly ...
Larry
Patrick Wymark ...
Father Hogan
Gerry Duggan ...
Father Dominic
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Allan McClelland ...
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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29 September 1966 (Mexico)  »

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Apartamento de Solteiro  »

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Michael Winner wanted Oliver Reed for the role of Joe Beckett, but producer Daniel M. Angel rejected him for being a B actor. He rejected Sean Connery for the same reason. See more »

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On the train, the fan with the newspaper is asked how Ipswich (football club) are doing. He responds: "they're losing, one down". He's asked again and repeats "one down". But the Football Half Time score shown in the close up of the paper states that Ipswich were winning 1-0 against Fulham. See more »

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Speaker: [addressing a rally of the Britain First Party] And now we come to the other argument that these people use: the naive, sentimental argument that they use when they are confronted by the facts. The argument that we force these people, these Indians, these Pakistanis, that we force them to live in slum conditions. Now, let us examine this argument. We do not force, you and I, we do not force these foreigners to come here. We do not force them to take our houses and to undercut our jobs.
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What A Gas
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Smoothly made little Brit-pic
7 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

A minor but very smoothly made example of British film noir. Director Michael Winner, then at the start of his career, had a strong cast (Alfred Lynch, Eric Portman, Diana Dors, Finlay Currie, et al) to inhabit this starkly photographed little crime melodrama set in London bedsit-land, all tacky Notting Hill coffee bars and smoky jazz clubs.

Lynch makes a downbeat but sympathetic protagonist, more thoughtful than the usual type of hero. Portman plays the clipped-moustache ex-military man-turned-swindler to perfection. Dors is just right, too, as a blousy divorcée ("Young enough to still want a husband; old enough not get the one I want").

Winner plays up the salacious sex element a bit, but a tight Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall script touches on Lynch's Catholic guilt, and Currie's existential search for 'truth', just enough to give the story a modicum of depth. There's also an evocative score by Stanley Black, with Acker Bilk on sax.

Until latterly a neglected, even scorned, cinema sub-genre, these usually low-budget British film noirs, often superbly photographed, were violent by the standards of their day, and showed the rain-washed streets of cities like Newcastle (Payroll), Manchester (Hell Is a City) and Brighton (Jigsaw), as well as London, could be pretty mean, too.

Winner's next film, The System with Oliver Reed, was even better.


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