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I'm All Right Jack (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  7 March 1960 (Sweden)
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ...
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Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway
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Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price in opening credits)
Margaret Rutherford ...
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ...
Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ...
Marne Maitland ...
Mr. Mohammed
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Raymond Huntley ...
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Victor Maddern ...
Knowles
Kenneth Griffith ...
Dai
Fred Griffiths ...
Charlie
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Storyline

Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Après moi le déluge  »

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Ian Carmichael's character is called Stanley Windrush. MV Empire Windrush was the name of ship that bought the first group of West Indian immigrants to Britain in 1948. See more »

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Dennis Price, properly noted in the closing credits for his role as Bertram Tracepurcel, has his given name spelled with only one "n" (Denis) in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

[to the press outside Number 10 Downing Street]
Minister of Labour: I see great principles at stake here. As Minister of Labour you can be sure that I shall act. You can also be sure that I shall not interfere... That is with those great principles which I deem to be at stake...
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »

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Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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I'm All Right Jack
Sung by Al Saxon
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A masterful black comedy of worker/management relations.
19 October 1998 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

The characters from "Private's Progress" return from the war to continue with their peace-time work. Naive Stanley Windrush causes an industrial relations disaster when his workmates decide he is too eager in his job. However, the labour union reluctantly decide they have to back him...

An hilarious pastiche of 50s class struggles, with a brilliant performance by Peter Sellers as the union shop-steward, this film will have you laughing if you have liked any of the Ealing comedies, are a Peter Sellers fan, or just think that maybe the means of production should be controlled by the state after all.


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