A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (film)
|A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square|
|Directed by||Ralph Thomas|
|Produced by||Benjamin Fisz|
|Written by||Guy Elmes (story and screenplay)|
|Music by||Stanley Myers|
|Edited by||Peter Boita|
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. The film takes its name from the 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 liken to the idea of going back to his old ways.
Also known as
- The Big Scam
- The Biggest Bank Robbery
- The Mayfair Bank Caper (video title)
- Collected Interviews: Voices from Twentieth-century Cinema by Wheeler W. Dixon, SIU Press, 2001 p113
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square on Internet Movie Database
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square at Rotten Tomatoes
- Film page at Britmovie
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square at AllMovie
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