Band of Thieves (1962)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Jazz musician Acker Bilk plays himself in this cinematic jam session of music, melodrama, and low comedy. The film's title is literal: the plot involves a jazz band comprised of ex-convicts. Once released, they supposedly go straight, taking their show on the road. Actually, their tour is a subterfuge to commit a series of robberies. Jimmy Thompson appears in Band of Thieves for comedy relief, while Jennifer Jayne hangs around for sex appeal.

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band [music group], career, caveman, criminal, going-straight, impersonation, jazz, music, musical [play], nudity, one-against-odds, robbery