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I'm All Right Jack (1959)

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 overview, first billed only:
Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway
Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ...
Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ...
Mr. Mohammed
Raymond Huntley ...
Victor Maddern ...
Kenneth Griffith ...
Fred Griffiths ...


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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Release Date:

7 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Après moi le déluge  »

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Sound Mix:

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


A heavily made-up Peter Sellers plays the ancient club-man Sir John in the pre-credits sequence. See more »


In the shot preceding Stanley Windrush placing his bowler hat on the conveyor belt you can see the hat already on the conveyor. See more »


Fred Kite: We do not and cannot accept the principle that incompetence justifies dismissal. That is victimisation.
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »


Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »


I'm All Right Jack
Written by Ken Hare
Sung by Al Saxon
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Review of "I'm all right Jack - 1959.
27 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, this is the best film of all time. A superb cast of the UK's finest character actors and an A1 script.

Peter Sellers was truly magnificent as the left wing union shop steward and Terry Thomas excelled in playing the two faced Personnel Manager. Among his classic comments are "The Management have behaved like absolute stinkers" when talking to the union and " They are a complete shower" when talking to Management about the unions. Another fine comment is when on being told that some bigwigs are visiting the factory, Terry Thomas replies "You better spruce the place up a bit, you know soap in the toilets, that sort of thing".

I must have seen this film at least 20 times and I never grow tired of it. Great story, fine comedy and great acting. Never has a film handled the issue of industrial relations in such an amusing and pertinent manner.

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