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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime

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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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funny movie
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a really funny movie.

Why have it not been on TV. It was one of funniest movies I've ever seen, Terry Thomas is one crazy guy. I know a lot a people have not seen this. Can you tell me if it will ever be on TV.

I can not even find the DVD. Please help me find a copy of this if it is not going to appear

on TV or let me know when it will appear. Is there someone i can appeal to to have it shown. I first saw this when I was in college. I've seen some remake copies of the subject where someone refused to pay the ransom for there wife but nothing like what happen to Terry Thomas it was great.


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