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Veronica Hurst ...
Heather Thatcher ...
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James Hayter ...
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Sidney James ...
Mr. Hobson
Diana Decker ...
Angel
Joan Sims ...
Beryl
Brian Oulton ...
Alan Badel ...
Wilfred Boyle ...
Alexander Gauge ...
Mr. Billing
Jill Melford ...
Honey
Josephine Douglas ...
Doctor's Receptionist
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This features not one but two future Doctor Whos in the forms of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee. See more »

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Version of Brian Rix Presents: Will Any Gentleman (1961) See more »

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Misses the bullseye but still good fun
13 February 2012 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

While this film version of a then popular stage show never quite gathers the momentum to be a full success, it's likable and fitfully amusing.

The biggest weakness is how the key plot function of George Cole's character turns from a meek bank clerk to an unstoppable force of nature in an instant. There's no trigger for this to occur so it seems like it only exists when it's convenient for the plot and therefore feels contrived and forced. As a lot of humour and narrative is reliant on this, it's a significant problem for the film.

Still, after a slow start the film becomes increasingly fun. This is mainly due to an excellent cast. Cole is good, but some of the supporting performances are even better. Joan Sims is a delight as Cole's maid and Alan Badel - completely unrecognisable from his usual upper- class persona - is a delight as the hypnotist who begins all of Cole's problems.

Worth a look.


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