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Release Date:
3 October 1969 (Ireland) See more »
The caper could get $5,000,000. All these American hoods had to do was knock off the nice old lady in World War I flying garb, the eccentric gentleman with the crossbow and the man-eating lion.
Two crooks are hired to rob an eccentric old lady's estate, but once they get to know her, they can't bring themselves to do it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Telly Savalas ... Herbie Haseler

Edith Evans ... Lady Sophie Fitzmore

Warren Oates ... Marty Miller

Cesar Romero ... Nick Marco
Harry H. Corbett ... Frank Finley
Nicky Henson ... Lord Freddie Fitzmore

Hattie Jacques ... Mabel
Vickery Turner ... Annie
Arthur Mullard ... Perce

Frank Thornton ... Cyril
Thorley Walters ... Hubbard

Jeremy Young ... Tim Reilly
Leslie Dwyer ... Henry
Will Leighton ... Bowers

Clive Dunn ... Basil

David Bauer ... Jack

Ivor Dean ... Bellows
David Lodge ... Policeman
Joan Crane ... Sally
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Sophies Place Patron (uncredited)
Paul Beradi ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Peter Brace ... Casino Security (uncredited)
Ronnie Brody ... Gambler (uncredited)
Herman Cohen ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Royston Farrell ... UK Heavy (uncredited)
Olga Linden ... Barbara (uncredited)
Edward Malin ... 2nd Old Man (uncredited)

George Merritt ... 1st Old Man (uncredited)

Margaret Nolan ... Girlfriend (uncredited)

Jim O'Connolly ... (uncredited)

Terence Plummer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... Casino Security (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Visitor to Stately Home (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Tourist at Greyfriars House (uncredited)

Reg Thomason ... Tourist at Greyfriars House (uncredited)
Zamba ... Lion (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim O'Connolly 
Writing credits
Jim O'Connolly (writer)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Scott  (as Patrick John Scott)
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson 
Film Editing by
Martin Charles 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky 
Costume Design by
Ron Beck 
Makeup Department
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist
Anne McFadyen .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bryan Coates .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Dryhurst .... assistant director
Malcolm Stamp .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Terry Wells .... stand-by property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mike Le Mare .... sound editor
Sid Squires .... sound mixer
Mike Le Mare .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Jones .... camera operator
Jim Alloway .... focus puller (uncredited)
Nobby Cross .... gaffer (uncredited)
Music Department
John Scott .... conductor (as Patrick John Scott)
Other crew
Brian Brockwell .... production accountant
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Laney .... title sketches
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gental Jungle (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crooks and Coronets" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), New Zealand (English title) (imdb display title)
"Sophie's Place" - USA
"Gauner, Kronen und Juwelen" - Austria (imdb display title), West Germany
"Šlechtici a podvodníci" - Czechoslovakia
"Απατεώνες και διαμάντια" - Greece
"Apateones kai diamantia" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Escroci si coronite" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Gangster tuttofare" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Konnia ja siniverisiä" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Soysuzlar" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"The Crooks: El gran golpe" - Spain (imdb display title)
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106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:S | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Likable spirit, but not that funny, 8 October 2015
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I guess I was expecting a lot more with this comedy, seeing that it somehow managed to wrangle Telly Savalas and Warren Oates to star in it. While the movie is never painful or boring to watch, it just isn't that funny. It has the right spirit in the background, having an amiable nature and without a mean streak or anything really negative happening. And the cast gives it a good shot, not just the two main American stars. But the attempts at humor that are played in the foreground are pretty lame, soft and not particularly clever. If Savalas and Oates were not in this movie, the end results could be easily mistaken as being an example of one of many lame family comedies the Walt Disney company made around this period.

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