The Boys (1962 British film)

The Boys is a 1962 British courtroom drama film, directed by Sidney J. Furie and with a screenplay by Stuart Douglass.[1]

The Boys
Directed bySidney J. Furie
Produced bySidney J. Furie
Written byStuart Douglass
StarringRichard Todd
Robert Morley
Felix Aylmer
Music byThe Shadows
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byJack Slade
Atlas Productions
Galaworldfilm Productions
Distributed byGala Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
September 1962 (UK)
Running time
123 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom


Four youths, described frequently as teddy boys, are on trial for the murder of a garage night watchman in the course of a burglary. Witnesses and the accused give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, a dispiriting and frustrating evening out in London. Flashbacks of the teenagers' insecure and sometimes alienated lives contrast strongly with the austere legality of the courtroom as, by degrees, the truth emerges.




The Shadows composed four songs for the film that were released as an EP.

Critical reception


On 17 September 2017, the 55th anniversary of the film's release, the three surviving "boys", Conrad, Garnett and Sutton, met for a reunion showing of the film at Elstree Studios where the courtroom scenes were filmed. It was explained at the Q&A section of the event that this was the first time any of the four had met since the film was made.[5]


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  2. "The Summer of British Film - The Boys". BBC. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. "The Boys Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for The Boys |". 28 November 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. "The Boys (1962) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
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