Re your question below:
"I can’t recall the title, but wasn’t MACBETH adapted as a British
gangster movie in the fifties?"
You're thinking of JOE MACBETH (Columbia, 1956) with Paul Douglas and Ruth Roman.
A recent film version of ROMEO AND JULIET with Leonardo DiCaprio, reimagined the setting as modern urban gangsters, too, with the Montagues and the Capulets as rival mob factions.
There was a recent TV drama that used the plot of OTHELLO as the framework for a modern British cop story.
And of course, WEST SIDE STORY was a musical about urban juvenile street gangs, that used the plot of ROMEO AND JULIET.
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