Jazz Boat

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]

Jazz Boat
British quad poster
Directed byKen Hughes
Produced byAlbert R. Broccoli
Harold Huth
Written byJohn Antrobus
Ken Hughes
Rex Rienits
StarringAnthony Newley
Anne Aubrey
Bernie Winters
James Booth
Music byKenneth V. Jones
CinematographyTed Moore
Nicolas Roeg
Edited byGeoffrey Foot
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (UK)
Columbia Pictures (US)
Release date
February 1960
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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


Critical reception

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]


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