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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.

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Michael Winner

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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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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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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Royal Flush
5 May 2000 | by Oro-IndianoSee all my reviews

I remember when I was about 5 years old I saw a film about two soldiers who steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Latterly, I didn't remember much about it (obviously) or even what it was called, only that I loved it. So I was pleasantly surprised recently, when I stayed to watch the late movie on telly one night and it all came flooding back...

Quite why I would have loved "The Jokers" so much when I was five is beyond me, as most of the humour would have probably gone straight over my head. I must have loved the ingenuity of the brothers' scheme and the twists at the closing stages. But then, this movie is so incredibly easy to like - it rattles along at a cracking pace with a deftness of touch not usually associated with Michael Winner, it looks like a tourist film of London, it's a pleasing thriller, and it's pretty funny to boot. There are some priceless lines, including a couple which only an Englishman could find funny. And of course you have two great central performances, from the sterling Michael Crawford, and Oliver Reed.

There are many advances in technology which would render crucial details of the plan unworkable today, making the movie very much a product of its times; but baby, what times! The Swinging London of the late 60s, as so affectionately sent up in the "Austin Powers" flicks, is presented here as decadently appealing, if shallow, an endless round of booze and birds. If there's any sour note it is that the "system" which the brothers want to ridicule seems to have been very kind to them along the way. But it's hardly a film to be making profound political statements, so one can't complain. Instead just sit back and enjoy this superbly entertaining little gem, as much fun now as it was when I was five years old!

(9/10)


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