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The Boys (1962)

In 1962 London, four troublesome teenagers are charged by the police with robbing a garage and murdering the night watchman.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Stuart Douglass (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Victor Webster
Robert Morley ... Montgomery
Dudley Sutton ... Stan Coulter
Ronald Lacey ... Billy Herne
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ... Ginger Thompson
Jess Conrad ... Barney Lee
Felix Aylmer ... The Judge / Judge
Wilfrid Brambell ... Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
Colin Gordon ... Gordon Lonsdale
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... George Tanner
Allan Cuthbertson ... Randolph St. John (as Alan Cuthbertson)
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Mr. Coulter (as Wensley Pithey/Wensley Athey)
Roy Kinnear ... Mark Salmon
Patrick Magee ... Mr. Lee
David Lodge ... Mr. Herne
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Storyline

When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects' statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Băieţii See more »

Filming Locations:

Soho, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Montgomery: These were no more than boys trying to have an evening out.
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Connections

References Hungry for Love (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch & Hank B. Marvin
Played by The Shadows
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dated, but still clever
20 July 2008 | by didi-5See all my reviews

I almost avoided this because of its low ratings in some film guides, but decided at the last minute to watch. This film works very well because it presents events from two perspectives - first, from everyone who encounters the four boys (accused of robbery and murder) during their night out, and then, from the viewpoint of the boys themselves as they give evidence. This means that most scenes are filmed and presented twice, which works well in the context of a courtroom drama.

What works especially well though is that the film does not conclude in the way you might expect, which makes it strong and relevant even many years after capital penalties for murder, for example, have been removed. Good performances from leads and cameos both.


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