Let Him Have It

Synopsis: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Director(s): Peter Medak
Production: British Screen
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

I'll be yearning, yearning

for love's precious flame

Oh, wheel of fortune

I'm hoping somehow

If you ever smile on me

Please, let it be now

While the wheel

is spinning, spinning, spinning

I'll not dream of winning

Fortune or even fame

While the wheel

is turning, turning, turning

I'll be yearning, yearning

for love's precious flame

- Oh, wheel...

- No.

I can't remember the bloody thing.

Great song, though.

I wish I knew the words.

How about going and getting it?

If we don't tell mum and dad, there

won't be a song and dance about it.

Can't you just get it for me?

No. I can't.

Derek, you've been in a year.

I've never nagged you, have I?

Come on, Derek, let's go.

You look around,

I'm just popping into Woolies.

- Alright?

- Let's go, Iris.

- Have you got your record?

- No, it don't matter.

Come on, Derek.

- Hello, Iris.

- Stella.

This is my brother, Derek.

What was it you wanted, Derek?

- Have you got Wheel of Fortune?

- Kay Starr? Sure.

- How's that boy you're seeing?

- Who, Johnny?

I'm not going about with him no more.

His car's off the road.

- Fancy her, do you, Derek?

- Yeah, she's alright.

.. smile on me

Please, let it be now

Well, we're gonna have to think

about getting you a job.

You'll be able to buy more records

when you've got money in your pocket.

Your mum and I are ever so pleased.

- I'll take the dogs for a walk.

- Why not?

Turn that off first though, son.

Judy. Judy. Prince. Go on.

Hands up, buster!

Against the wall.

Get down!

- You cheeky little bleeder!

- Derek, can't you take a joke?

How'd you know my name?

I like to keep tabs

on all the local muscle.

Christopher Craig.

You've been keeping a low profile.

Lying low, eh?

What's it like in the slammer?

It wasn't the slammer,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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