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Too Many Crooks (1959)

 |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 March 1959 (UK)
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy Gordon
George Cole ...
Fingers
Brenda de Banzie ...
Lucy
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Snowdrop
Sidney James ...
Sid
Joe Melia ...
Whisper
Vera Day ...
Charmaine
Delphi Lawrence ...
Secretary
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Magistrate
Sydney Tafler ...
Solicitor
Rosalie Ashley ...
Angela
Nicholas Parsons ...
Tommy
Vilma Ann Leslie ...
Girl Journalist
Edie Martin ...
Gordon's Mother
Tutte Lemkow ...
Swarthy Man
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spuring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Robbery With Laughter! Crime Was Simple To Them - They Were All Simple Minded!

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8 March 1959 (UK)  »

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Gangsterkvartetten  »

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Quotes

Lucy Gordon: Billy he's a nice young man and she loves him.
Billy Gordon: Oh, don't be so ridiculous. Nobody loves a Tax Inspector. They're beyond the Pale!
Lucy Gordon: It's a most honourable profession.
Billy Gordon: Honourable? Are you kidding?
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If you've never watched a British comedy film, watch this one.
5 December 2003 | by (March (or Die), ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

If you've never watched a British comedy film, watch this one - it has everything! A superb cast, an extremely silly plot and wonderfully stereotypical characters. The plot has pace and develops delightfully, if somewhat predictably, with some lovely little quirks along the way.

The matchless Terry-Thomas plays Billy Gordon, self made millionaire, serial philanderer, tightwad and general, all-around cheat. A gang of 'master criminals' played by mastermind George Cole, a very pithy Sid James and the incomparable Bernard Bresslaw set out to rob him by various means. Eventually, they kidnap his wife and from here on the comedy level just escalates madly.

If you like '60's British comedy, then you'll love this because it don't come much better!


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