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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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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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Trivia

Julie Christie and Suzan Farmer auditioned for the role of Ilsa. According to Michael Winner, producer Daniel M. Angel rejected her because he felt she was a B actress who wouldn't go anywhere. See more »

Goofs

About 3/4 thru the film, Alfred Lynch returns to the jazz club, where he meets one of his girlfriends backstage in the seemingly empty venue. He suggests "a bit of a dance" and they move to the dance floor, where suddenly a band is playing. In the next two shots a crowd appears on the dance floor and the club is full in about 5 seconds! His girlfriend then suddenly changes both hairstyle and clothes from one shot to the next. Maybe the continuity girl had the day off. See more »

Quotes

Speaker: [addressing a rally of the Britain First Party] And now we come to the other argument that these people use: the naive, sentimental argument that they use when they are confronted by the facts. The argument that we force these people, these Indians, these Pakistanis, that we force them to live in slum conditions. Now, let us examine this argument. We do not force, you and I, we do not force these foreigners to come here. We do not force them to take our houses and to undercut our jobs.
Heckler: I fought ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Great Vazquez (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Virginia Strut
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Traditional
Arranged by Ken Colyer
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Atmospheric but not compulsive viewing.
31 March 2019 | by g-hbeSee all my reviews

Maybe it's because I don't much like Alfred Lynch or Michael Winner films generally, but this film dragged terribly. For me, it was only worth watching for the end credit music played beautifully by Mr Acker Bilk, a haunting piece somewhat reminiscent of Bilk's own 'Bitter Harvest' theme. There were some great 'kitchen sink' films made in Britain in the late 50's and early 60's, but this doesn't make the grade.


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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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