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|A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square|
|Directed by||Ralph Thomas|
|Written by||Guy Elmes (story and screenplay)|
|Produced by||Benjamin Fisz|
|Edited by||Peter Boita|
|Music by||Stanley Myers|
Benjamin Fisz Productions
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square is a 1979 British heist film directed by Ralph Thomas, written by Guy Elmes and starring Richard Jordan, Oliver Tobias and David Niven. It is subtitled "based on one of the biggest robberies in London". The film takes its name from the 1940 published song "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square".
Ralph Thomas later said the film "had quite a superb cast" and "he was really quite fond" of the movie "but I didn't do it as well as I should have done because by the time we started it David was already sick, and so we had to do the best we could as quickly as we could and it didn't come off as I'd hoped. But it was still a fun film and we enjoyed making it."
Pinky (Jordan) is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but takes a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, which gives him a lot of undue attention from "Ivan the Terrible" (Niven), the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank, and Pinky starts to like the idea of going back to his old ways.
- Richard Jordan as Pinky
- Oliver Tobias as Foxy
- David Niven as Ivan
- Elke Sommer as Miss Pelham
- Gloria Grahame as Ma
- Richard Johnson as Inspector Watford
- Michael Angelis as Pealer Bell
- Brian Croucher as Gregory Peck
- Edward Peel as Jack Diamond
- Peter Cartwright as Major Treadwell
- Hugh Griffith as Sid Larkin
- Davy Kaye as Sid the Yid
- John Rhys-Davies as Solicitor
- Robert Raglan as Judge
- Sally Harris as Jill
- Ewen Solon as Commander Ford
- Bruce Boa as Morgan Stanfield
- Elizabeth Adare as Barrister
- The Big Scam
- The Biggest Bank Robbery
- The Mayfair Bank Caper (video title)
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