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 overview, first billed only:
Billy Gordon
George Cole ...
Brenda de Banzie ...
Sidney James ...
Joe Melia ...
Vera Day ...
Delphi Lawrence ...
Sydney Tafler ...
Rosalie Ashley ...
Nicholas Parsons ...
Vilma Ann Leslie ...
Girl Journalist
Edie Martin ...
Gordon's Mother
Tutte Lemkow ...
Swarthy Man


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

8 March 1959 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Gangsterkvartetten  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last feature film of Gibb McLaughlin. See more »


Fingers: Ooh, you told the Inspector some whoppers just now, didn't you sir? Here, s'posing he wanted to meet your missus? You'd have a bit of a job finding the bits, wouldn't you sir?
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Cracking Comedy!
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For any fans of British comedy films of the 50's/60's, this is one of the best. It has a calvacade of British comic character actors, who all turn in well-honed performances, with the icing on the cake provided by Terry-Thomas, at the top of his form. His rapid fire delivery, clever mugging and sheer enthusiasm in the lead role is a joy to behold. I can't think of any other actor who could have carried off this characterisation half as well. The whole film simply bristles with that unique joie-de-vivre that was inherent in the very best of the British comedies at that time. An undoubted treat for all comedy-loving film buffs.

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