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July 1959 (UK) See more »
Frankie, an out-of-work sailor, meets Bud, a tramp who claims he is a millionaire. Bud gives him a shilling... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Frankie Vaughan ... Frankie Martin

Anne Heywood ... Julie
Tony Britton ... Tony Carlisle
Peter Sinclair ... Bud

Michael Medwin ... Sid

Anthony Newley ... Johnnie

Harry Fowler ... Razor
George Rose ... Charlie
Harold Kasket ... Oscar
Vanda Hudson ... Cha Cha (as Vanda)
Leslie Mitchell ... Himself
Kent Walton ... Himself
Hogan 'Kid' Bassey ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Steele ... Girl (scenes deleted)

Joan Benham ... Grace (uncredited)
Peter Bennett ... Peter - Club Waiter (uncredited)
Michael Blakemore ... Man (uncredited)
Harry Brunning ... Pop - Stage Doorkeeper (uncredited)
Gerald Case ... Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain ... Boxing MC (uncredited)
Richard Clarke ... Journalist (uncredited)
Michael Collins ... Director (uncredited)
Colin Croft ... Rudy (uncredited)
Barry Cryer ... Boxing Second (uncredited)
Marie Devereux ... Brunette (uncredited)
Heather Downham ... Girl (uncredited)
Rupert Evans ... Boxing Opponent (uncredited)
Shay Gorman ... Man (uncredited)
Delena Kidd ... Girl (uncredited)
Lloyd Lamble ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Vilma Ann Leslie ... Mimi (uncredited)
Victor Platt ... Bob (uncredited)
Christine Pollon ... Nurse (uncredited)

Robert Raglan ... Policeman (uncredited)

John Richardson ... Official (uncredited)
John Salew ... Agent at Bar (uncredited)

Bruce Seton ... River Police Inspector (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ... Louis (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Counter Girl (uncredited)
Pauline Stroud ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Gwynneth Tighe ... Mayfair Lass (uncredited)

Richard Vernon ... Manager (uncredited)
Charles Wade ... Jockey (uncredited)
Derek Waring ... Another Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Wilcox 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pamela Bower 
Rex North  story
Jack Trevor Story 

Produced by
Anna Neagle .... producer
Earl St. John .... executive producer
Original Music by
Angela Morley  (as Wally Stott)
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer 
Film Editing by
Basil Warren 
Art Direction by
Jack Maxsted 
Costume Design by
Eileen Idare 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Pearl Orton .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Swinburne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David W. Orton .... assistant director
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
Don Sharpe .... sound editor
Rupert Evans .... boxing choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
H.A.R. Thomson .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margaret Lewin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Bill McGuffie .... music associate
Angela Morley .... musical director (as Wally Stott)
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller
Tilly Day .... continuity

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92 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing star vehicle, 26 November 2000
Author: Racunica from Shrewsbury, England

Standard rags-to-riches story, a star vehicle for Frankie Vaughan, although Tony Newley does his best to dominate proceedings with his ad libs and rather bizarre overacting. Anne Heywood, as the love interest, seems to be there simply as a mannequin for Eileen Idare's somewhat ridiculous dresses.

Still, Tony Britton carries off the role of the upper-class criminal with ease, and there's good supporting performances from Michael Medwin and Harry Fowler as two of his henchmen. Overall, though, Frankie Vaughan's unconvincing acting lets the whole thing down, and the film meanders along to an all-too-obvious conclusion.

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