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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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8 March 1959 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Gangsterkvartetten  »

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Quotes

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!
15 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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