You are viewing a film from our 2008 Festival programme
Friday 11th April 3:00 PM - Alhambra
Cert:U Year: 1967 Length:94mins
At the height of the Sixties, Winner's fast-paced directing style combined with the subversive humour of Clement and La Frenais to produce this popular comedy-thriller. Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed are brothers whose love for practical jokes leads them to keep upping the ante until their next project is to steal the crown jewels – just to show it can be done.
Michael Winner's own print
“Sight gags and underplayed British throwaway gags are interleaved neatly with the growing suspense over whether the guys will succeed.”
“Oliver Reed is very funny as a weary, wise, heroic-but-modest military man.”
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