The Good Die Young

Producer Clayton and director Gilbert (the most hard-working of all British post-war film-makers) assembled a top Anglo-American cast for this predictable but not unentertaining thriller (from a novel by Richard Macauley). Psychotic playboy Harvey finds himself short of the readies so he persuades ex-GI Basehart, AWOL Air Force sergeant Ireland and no-hope boxer Baker to join him in holding up a mail van. This being a British picture from the '50s, you don't expect them to get away with it - but neither do you quite anticipate Joan Collins and Gloria Grahame popping up in such low-key supporting roles as they do here.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriter: Vernon Harris, Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Laurence Harvey
Gloria Grahame
Richard Basehart
Joan Collins
John Ireland
Stanley Baker
Margaret Leighton
Robert Morley