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)
Margaret Rutherford ...
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ...
Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ...
Marne Maitland ...
Mr. Mohammed
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Raymond Huntley ...
Magistrate
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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7 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

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Après moi le déluge  »

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When Mrs Kite and Cynthia are reading the newspaper reports about the strike, Mrs Kite briefly turns a paper over while setting it down. The bottom half is blank - the prop papers were made up only on the side that would be seen in the shot. 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

Fred Kite: I've got to be off. I can't stay here arguing. I've got a lot to do. Report to the Executive, check up on the pickets.
Mrs. Kite: From what I can see, the only time you ever jolly well *do* any work is when you're on strike.
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »

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Land of Hope and Glory
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Music by Edward Elgar and original lyrics by A.C. Benson
Sung by the crowd with modified lyrics outside Aunt Dolly's house
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Best Labour / Union Film ever!
3 October 2004 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I was quite surprised with this film, not because of liking it (I did), but just how much union politics the Boulting Brothers put on their sleeve with working on this movie. I have been in a Union business that failed before, and I was quite shocked at how much I could compare my own experiences with what was on display here with the Unions and Management trying to maneuver themselves ahead of on another. While Peter Sellers does put on a great performance, this really is Ian Carmichael's movie. I hadn't seen any of his work, and this was a great introduction. All of the other cast is great as well. One final note, it probably contains the most annoyingly catchy title song ever, it'll probably haunt your cranium for days.


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