Loot. Image shows from L to R: Harold (Roy Holder), Dennis (Hywel Bennett), Vicar (Kevin Brennan), Nurse Fay (Lee Remick), Mr. McLeavy (Milo O'Shea). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Stars
Richard Attenborough, Lee Remick, Hywel Bennett, Milo O'Shea, Roy Holder, Dick Emery, Joe Lynch, John Cater and more
Writers
Joe Orton, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Directors
Silvio Narizzano and Douglas Hermes
Producer
Arthur Lewis

Best friends Hal and Dennis have a plan: unfortunately, it necessitates the death of Hal's mother, currently declining rapidly with a terminal illness and under the care of a private nurse in the Brighton hotel she and his father run.

When Mrs. McLeavy does finally take her last, the boys spring into action. Dennis works for a local undertakers', whose funeral parlour just happens to be directly adjoining a bank. Under cover of darkness, the tunnel their way through the wall and empty the bank's safe of cash, stashing it underneath Hal's mum in her coffin.

The initial steps of the plot all go to plan, but troubles begin when they find that they've taken just too much money to fit into the coffin as well as the body. A work-around is hatched, but the plot to liberate the cash when Mrs. McLeavy's coffin heads home, ahead of the funeral proper, begins to go awry when the nasty, suspicious, and extremely eccentric Inspector Truscott arrives to handle the investigation.

Additional details

UK certificate
X
Duration
101 minutes
Distributors

British Lion

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music and lyrics by Keith Mansfield and Richard Willing-Denton.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Monday 28th August 2017 at 1:55am on TPTV
  • Thursday 15th June 2017 at 12:00am on TPTV
  • Thursday 11th May 2017 at 10:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios
  • Brighton - Locations include the West Pier.

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