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West 11 (1963)

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Keith Waterhouse (screenplay), Willis Hall (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Lynch ... Joe Beckett
Kathleen Breck Kathleen Breck ... Ilsa Barnes
Eric Portman ... Richard Dyce
Diana Dors ... Georgia
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Beckett
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Hartley
Finlay Currie ... Gash
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Mildred Dyce
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Silent
Peter Reynolds ... Jacko
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Larry
Patrick Wymark ... Father Hogan
Gerry Duggan Gerry Duggan ... Father Dominic
Brian Wilde ... Speaker
Allan McClelland Allan McClelland ... Mr. Royce (as Alan McClelland)
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Storyline

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1966 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Apartamento de Solteiro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Closing 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 »

Goofs

On the train, the fan with the newspaper is asked how Ipswich (football club) are doing. He responds: "they're losing, one down". He's asked again and repeats "one down", but the Football Half Time score shown in the close up of the paper states that Ipswich were winning 1-0 against Fulham. See more »

Quotes

football supporter on train: [looking at the paper] Forty three killed in an air crash, look at it. Wouldn't get me up in an aeroplane.
football supporter on train: Talking of the dead, what's Chelsea doing?
football supporter on train: No score.
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Connections

Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Harpe Street Blues
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ken Colyer)
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Better than its reputation might suggest.
16 October 2016 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

This low-key British kitchen-sink movie is much better than it's lukewarm reputation might suggest. It's no masterpiece and it's certainly no "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" or "A Taste of Honey" but it's far from negligible and is worth seeing. It was directed by Michael Winner at a time when he actually made good films and stars the underrated Alfred Lynch as a feckless young man roped into a murder plot by Eric Portman's slimy and possibly bogus ex-army officer. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall wrote the above average screenplay and it's superbly shot in its Notting Hill locations by Otto Heller. Others in a fine supporting cast include Diana Dors, Kathleen Harrison and Finlay Currie.


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