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The Big Money (1958)

 |  Comedy  |  March 1962 (USA)
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Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ...
Willie Frith
Belinda Lee ...
Gloria
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Frith
...
The Reverend
James Hayter ...
Mr. Frith
George Coulouris ...
The Colonel
Renee Houston ...
Bobbie
Michael Brennan ...
Bluey
...
Doreen Firth
...
Receptionist
Harold Berens ...
Bookmaker
Hugh Morton ...
Valet
Ferdy Mayne ...
Furrier
Digby Wolfe ...
Harry Mason
Michael Balfour ...
'Wilberforce'
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Storyline

Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has to find a way of changing the notes, so he can impress the barmaid of his local pub. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Comedy

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Release Date:

March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Loura e o Ladrão  »

Box Office

Budget:

£175,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 1956, but not released in UK until 1958 and USA until 1962. See more »

Soundtracks

Three Little Maids from School
(uncredited)
from "The Mikado"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Alfred Ralston
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The star didn't like it..
8 December 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I've just attended 'Ian Carmichael in Conversation' at the National Film Theatre in London (8 Dec 02). He was very wary of discussing this film, describing it as 'a mistake'. He said that he and Bryan Forbes had attempted to rewrite the script, but this was discarded. According to Mr Carmichael, the film was put away as unreleasable for five years, when another director thought that he could salvage footage of a race meeting at Ascot for insertion into a Norman Wisdom picture. He told Rank that with a bit of work, he could make it releasable - and there it is.


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