A Romulus Production
The Good Die Young
Laurence Harvey Gloria Grahame Richard Basehart
John Ireland Rene Ray Stanley Baker Margaret Leighton Robert Morley Freda Jackson
Associate Producer - Jack Clayton Director of Photography - Jack Asher B.S.C Music by Georges Auric
Screenplay by Vernon Harris & Lewis Gilbert From the Novel by Richard Macauley
Art Director - Bernard Robinson Edited by Ralph Kemplen Produced by John Woolf
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
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The film's director Lewis Gilbert went on to direct three of the classic Bond films as well as the popular "Shirley Valentine". Gilbert had also directed Joan in the earlier film "Cosh Boy". "The Good Die Young" was shot at Shepperton Studios and on location around London. The British censors at the time, were not happy with the original script and had the scene of the robbery changed from a bank to a post office! To give a moral tone, they had Lewis add voice-overs, as a sort of sermon to the audience on the perils of crime! Away from the cameras, Joan was still suffering in her marriage to Maxwell Reed and it would be only a matter of time before the marriage would over and she would be on her way to Hollywood! After she finished work on this film, she did more theatre and co-starred with Donald Houston in the American comedy "Claudia & David".
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