Sophie's Place (1970)

106 mins | Comedy | 1970

Director:

Jim O'Connolly

Writer:

Jim O'Connolly

Producer:

Herman Cohen

Cinematographer:

Desmond Dickinson

Editor:

Martin Charles

Production Designer:

Vetchinsky

Production Company:

Herman Cohen Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in London and at Cliveden, Lord Astor's estate near Maidenhead, England. Opened in London in Apr 1969 as Crooks and Coronets ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in London and at Cliveden, Lord Astor's estate near Maidenhead, England. Opened in London in Apr 1969 as Crooks and Coronets . More Less

DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Crooks and Coronets
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 4 November 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Herman Cohen Productions
Copyright Date:
2 April 1969
Copyright Number:
LP42913
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
106
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

While in prison, Herbie Hassler, a small-time American gangster, devises a scheme to rob an English mansion called Great Friars. After his release Herbie and his friend Marty Miller persuade Nick Marco, a powerful gang leader, to back their plan. They immediately fly to England to complete the preparations. Herbie, posing as a tourist, takes a guided tour of the house and meets the owner, Lady Sophie Fitzmore, and her nephew Freddie. Herbie and Freddie become friends, and when Herbie claims to be an expert in security systems, Freddie invites him to stay on at the house. Freddie explains that the family has become financially unstable and is concerned about the safety of their heirlooms. Herbie helps plan tourist attractions and completely forgets about the robbery, until Nick arrives and orders them to proceed. Unable to persuade Nick that Great Friars has tight security, Herbie himself successfully defends the mansion against the gangster. Meanwhile, Lady Fitzmore has gone to a London gambling casino and recouped the family fortune. She returns to Great Friars with the intention of transforming the mansion into her own ... +


While in prison, Herbie Hassler, a small-time American gangster, devises a scheme to rob an English mansion called Great Friars. After his release Herbie and his friend Marty Miller persuade Nick Marco, a powerful gang leader, to back their plan. They immediately fly to England to complete the preparations. Herbie, posing as a tourist, takes a guided tour of the house and meets the owner, Lady Sophie Fitzmore, and her nephew Freddie. Herbie and Freddie become friends, and when Herbie claims to be an expert in security systems, Freddie invites him to stay on at the house. Freddie explains that the family has become financially unstable and is concerned about the safety of their heirlooms. Herbie helps plan tourist attractions and completely forgets about the robbery, until Nick arrives and orders them to proceed. Unable to persuade Nick that Great Friars has tight security, Herbie himself successfully defends the mansion against the gangster. Meanwhile, Lady Fitzmore has gone to a London gambling casino and recouped the family fortune. She returns to Great Friars with the intention of transforming the mansion into her own casino. +

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