Only When I Larf (film)
|Only When I Larf|
|Directed by||Basil Dearden|
|Produced by||Len Deighton
|Screenplay by||John Salmon|
|Based on||Only When I Larf
by Len Deighton
|Music by||Ron Grainer|
|Cinematography||Anthony B. Richmond|
|Edited by||Fergus McDonell|
|Running time||104 min|
Only When I Larf is a 1968 British comedy film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings and Alexandra Stewart. It is adapted from the novel Only When I Larf by Len Deighton, and features Attenborough as an ex-brigadier con man in a variety of guises.
A trio of confidence tricksters (Attenborough, Hemmings and Stewart), attempt to swindle an African state into buying crates full of scrap metal instead of anti-tank guns.
- Richard Attenborough as Silas Lowther
- David Hemmings as Bob
- Alexandra Stewart as Liz Mason
- Nicholas Pennell as Spencer
- Melissa Stribling as Diana
- Terence Alexander as Gee Gee Gray
- Edric Connor as Awana
- Clifton Jones as General Sakut
- Calvin Lockhart as Ali Lin
- Brian Grellis as Spider
- David Healy as Jones
- Alan Gifford as Poster
- Gaston Chikhani
- David Lodge
- "Only When I Larf". Variety. 1967-12-31. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
- "Only When I Larf". BFI. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
- Canby, Vincent. "Only When I Larf". The New York Times.
- "Only When I Larf". Time Out.
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