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Perfect Friday

High gloss comedy caper with a very British crew. Stanley Baker is the bank insider with the scheme, and louche, decadent but cash-strapped upper-crust couple David Warner (in pinstripe suit and footballer’s blow-wave) and Ursula Andress (in a big floppy hat) are roped in to help him make off with 200 grand from the deposit boxes. Chase scenes are dropped here for character- based humour (the tension between stiffo middle-class Baker and outlandishly dressed Warner, plus a sprinkling of sexual intrigue between both vis-a-vis Andress) and plenty of-their-time crash zooms and jump cuts from director ‘Very’ Peter Hall, while Johnny Dankworth parps away in the background.

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