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Perfect Friday (1970)

This little-known swinging 60s caper film sees Stanley Baker in fine form as an uptight deputy bank manager who recruits a glamorous socialite (Ursula Andress) and her dissolute, cash-strapped English lord husband (David Warner) to help rob his employer.

Director Peter Hall’s non-linear narrative makes the story confusing at times but this is more than made up for by the interaction between the three stars.

Warner’s flamboyant character steals this film, in large part because Baker – in an example of how good acting can sometimes mean consciously stepping aside – helps him to do it.

Britt, Lady Dorset
Ursula Andress
Mr Graham
Stanley Baker
Lord Nicholas Dorset
David Warner
Patience Collier
T.P. McKenna
David Waller
Miss Welsh
Joan Benham
Julian Orchard
Trisha Mortimer
Miss Marsh
Ann Tirard

Peter Hall