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Jokers (1967)

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jokers_001Two rich, roguish brothers (Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford) scheme to steal the Crown Jewels for a lark, in this light-hearted caper comedy/drama.

Thrills and laughs abound, thanks to intelligent plotting and breezy performances from the two stars (the wild man and the mild man of British entertainment).

It’s a quintessential “Swinging London” movie, full of nice locations and ever-so-British attitudes.

The Dick Clement/Ian La Frenais screenplay was virtually director-proof and was entrusted to Michael Winner, who certainly does a decent job of it, making it seem regrettable that he ever veered away from comedy.

There’s also splendid support from Harry Andrews, James Donald and Michael Hordern.

Michael Tremayne
Michael Crawford
David Tremayne
Oliver Reed
Inspector Marryatt
Harry Andrews
Colonel Gurney-Simms
James Donald
Riggs
Daniel Massey
Sir Matthew
Michael Hordern
Eve
Gabriella Licudi
Lt Sprague
Edward Fox
Inge
Lotte Tarp
Lennie
Warren Mitchell
Mrs Tremayne
Rachel Kempson

Director
Michael Winner

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