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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
When Stanley is in the confectionery factory he feels ill, so he puts his hat on the conveyor belt. The spacing between the sweets and his hat is different when they enter the machine and when they emerge from the other side, and between a long shot and a close-up. See more »
[Stanley is sitting on his fork-lift truck]
Come on, Squire. What's the trouble?
Damn thing won't go.
Oh you've done it now. You forgot to plug in, didn't you?
I saw that last night. And when Charlie saw it, he said "There's a bloke who's going to have a flat battery in the morning."
Well if he saw the plug was out, why the devil didn't he put it in?
Demarcartion, Stan. Not his job. He mustn't go doing work that belongs to other people, must he?
I thought we workers were all solid ...
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »
I remember seeing this film at the ABC Golders Green when it first came out and it seemed pretty funny then.It was on Channel 4 recently and i just believe that this gets better with age.I just wonder why cant they make films like this anymore.Do we have to rely on TV and "Little Britain"to satirise modern Britain.There are just so many small as well as big laughs .It makes you think whether you saw that first time round.Everything about this film was so true about Britain at the time that it was made.I recall that the Boultings were involved with a dispute with trade unions over which they litigated and which i believe they lost.This was their way of getting revenge.Every character is perfectly cast from Sam Kydd and his memorable stutter to dear Margaret Rutherford who was at her comedic zenith in the cinema at that time.Of course Peter Sellers gives what must be one of the top 5 comedic performances in British cinema.His shop steward is just so perfect.Oh why don't they make films like this anymore?
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