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Top of the Form (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  February 1953 (UK)
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Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Ronald Shiner ...
'Professor' Fortescue
Harry Fowler ...
Albert
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Percy
Alfie Bass ...
Mary Jerrold ...
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Richard Wattis ...
Gerald Campion ...
Pugley
Jacqueline Pierreux ...
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Terence
Terence Mitchell ...
Clarence
Oscar Quitak ...
Septimus
Kynaston Reeves ...
The Dean
Martin Benson ...
Cliquot
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Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the only option. Written by Lars Skogan

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February 1953 (UK)  »

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Gi' den gas, professor  »

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Remake of Good Morning, Boys (1937) See more »

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Nostalgic look at 1950's
5 March 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched the movie late the other night and it tugged the nostalgia strings. Yes Anthony Newley was a joy to watch as was a very very young Ronnie Corbett. Harry Fowler (later in the Army Game on TV) had a big part. Cant help but think he looks a lot like Robbie Fowler the footballer. Is that just a coincidence? Can anyone help? And what about sad old Alfie Bass also to star in the Army Game in 1960/61. What a face. I think they did a spin off later called Bootsie and Snudge (with Ronnie Fraser also from the Army Game.) Sadly it is all going to be forgotten. Its a fine example of English comedy before the influence of Monty Python when life was still so innocent and the Goons and Around The Horne were still on the Radio and Tony Hancock was making everyone laugh. Regards, Frank.


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