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It's Not Cricket (1949)

 -  Adventure | Comedy  -  April 1949 (UK)
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Kicked out of Army Intelligence, a pair of upper class twits set up as private detectives. The result is refined English chaos.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Radford ...
Maj. Bright
Naunton Wayne ...
Capt. Early
Susan Shaw ...
Primrose Brown
Maurice Denham ...
Otto Fisch
Nigel Buchanan ...
Gerald Lawson
Alan Wheatley ...
Felix
Jane Carr ...
Virginia Briscoe
Patrick Waddington ...
Valentine Christmas
Edward Lexy ...
Brig. Falcon
Leslie Dwyer ...
Batman
Frederick Piper ...
Yokel
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Blonde
Mary Hinton ...
Lady Lawson
Margaret Withers ...
Mrs. Falcon
Brian Oulton ...
Simon Herbage
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" This is the regettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones. It starts in Germany, gets nowhere and stops at nothing." Radford and Wayne, cashiered from the army when they let a captured Nazi escape, become private detectives who later get involved with the same German and a missing diamond ... Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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In order to achieve the British Board of Film Censors "U" classification cuts were made to the original movie. See more »

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After the War, Germany was famous for two things - Zones and Drones. This is the regrettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones. It starts in Germany, gets nowhere, and stops at nothing. See more »

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References Holiday Camp (1947) See more »

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Whats the silly point
12 April 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

With the right script Nauton Wayne and Basil Radford were as funny as any.Alas this is not one.Much of their comedy came from understatement and so the one truly funny scene in this film is with Diana Dors.Shame they didn't pick her as their secretary.Too much of the time the film is far too farcical and quite frankly the pair are lost.The idea of jewels hidden in a ball had whiskers on it when it was used here,as is the scene set backstage in a theatre when they mess up the performance of everyone.In fact the most entertaining part of that skit is the musical seal.It is a great shame that they were not given much better material to work with.


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