The Leather Boys DVD
Duration: 106 minutes
Region 2, PAL
It’s been a long time coming, but ‘The Leather Boys’ is now available on DVD!
The cafe played a leading role in this 1963 Sidney J. Furie film, which stars Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell (who frequents the Ace today) & Dudley Sutton, utilising many of the cafe’s patrons as film ‘extras’.
Shooting scenes at the Ace Cafe, Furie, eager to achieve realism, took advice from the local riders. “You’d never find an Ace boy wearing them jeans” he was told one morning.
Furie’s direction, coupled with strong performances combine to make The Leather Boys one of the great British films of the sixties.
Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell & Dudley Sutton, and author of the novel ‘The Leather Boys, Gillian Freeman, were all present at the Grand Reopening of the cafe in September 2001