Jazz Boat

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Jazz Boat
Jazz Boat (1960).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Ken Hughes
Produced by Albert R. Broccoli
Harold Huth
Written by John Antrobus
Ken Hughes
Rex Rienits
Starring Anthony Newley
Anne Aubrey
Bernie Winters
James Booth
Music by Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography Ted Moore
Nicolas Roeg
Edited by Geoffrey Foot
Distributed by Columbia Pictures (UK)
Columbia Pictures (US)
Release date
February 1960
Running time
96 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jazz Boat is a 1960 British musical comedy film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries and big band leader Ted Heath and his orchestra.[1]


Electrician Bert Harris (Anthony Newley) boasts that he's a successful cat burglar; but then unexpectedly gets mixed up with real thieves who need his special skills for a big jewellery heist. Bert was only giving them a "song and dance" (literally) about being a cat burglar, but now discovers it's too late to back out.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "While imitating American gangster films, this simple picture also provides a look at the British "Teddy Boy" subculture...some amusing situations, though none is particularly memorable";[2] while Leonard Maltin called it an "Energetic caper."[3]


  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/38214
  2. ^ "Jazz Boat". 
  3. ^ "Jazz Boat (1960) - Overview - TCM.com". 

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