The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.

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Turnbottom Round prides itself as the village without crime; there has not been an arrest recorded by the local police for years. Unfortunately, this is more to do with the inability of Sgt Dudfoot and his constables Jerry and Harbottle to so much as recognise a crime. With their jobs on the line, the trio attempt to stage a crime of their own, only to inadvertently uncover a smuggling ring and a headless horseman... Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Film debut of Cyril Chamberlain. See more »

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When the garage door opens 'spontaneously' the wire used to pull it open is visible. See more »

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Constable Jeremiah 'Jerry' Harbottle: [as Harbottle senior] When the tide runs low in the smugglers' cove, / And the 'eadless 'orseman rides above, / He drives along with his wild hallo, / And that's the time when the smugglers go in their little boats to the schooner and bring back the kegs of brandy and rum and put them all in the Devil's Cove below.
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Remade as The Boys in Blue (1984) See more »

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Polieceman's Holiday
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They don't get funnier than this!!!
18 October 2001 | by (england) – See all my reviews

Ask a policeman, to my mind, is one of the greatest comedies ever made!!! Sure you might not see it on everybody's top 10 comedy lists but that's probably because they have never heard, nor seen the film before!!! Every second has a comic gem, not one minute goes by without an erruption of laughter from it's audience. It truly is one of the most underrated comedies ever made. I suggest you all go seek it out and find this out for yourselves!!!


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