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19 Ratings

The Good Die Young

Directed by Lewis Gilbert
United Kingdom, 1954
Crime, Drama, Thriller


1954 British crime thriller by Lewis Gilbert, based on a novel by American novelist Richard Macaulay. Four men in post-war London, two Brits and two Americans, feel forced to turn to crime by their financial problems, and decide to rob a mail van together.

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The Good Die Young Directed by Lewis Gilbert

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  • Edna Sweetlove's rating of the film The Good Die Young

    Classic British noir or so its makers thought. They thought wrongly. Although it's nice to get a glimpse of what a gorgeously wiggly arse Joan Collins had. The final sequence in the Underground isn't too bad but it's not really worth having to suffer the first 80 minutes. An interesting variation on the B film of the 50s ploy to have an American actor in a leading role: this one has TWO of them (neither can act).

  • mjgildea's rating of the film The Good Die Young

    A decent setup for this British noir/heist movie. The cast is great even if Laurence Harvey's character goes batshit for the most part out of left field. The rest of the cast is good (a very young Joan Collins was particularly mesmerizing) and for as short as the robbery sequence was, its Third Man-esque overtones more than made up for it. I suddenly feel like Kubrick's The Killing owes The Good Die Young something.

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