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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)
Margaret Rutherford ...
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ...
Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ...
Marne Maitland ...
Mr. Mohammed
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Waters
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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Three of England's Top Comedians...One Big Laugh Riot!

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7 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Après moi le déluge  »

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1.66 : 1
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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

[Tracepurcel is giving a motivational speech at a works canteen meeting]
Cynthia Kite: [bored expression] What's 'e on about, Stan?
Stanley Windrush: Commercial intercourse with foreigners.
[Cynthia's eyes light up and she chews gum faster]
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Land of Hope and Glory
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Music by Edward Elgar and original lyrics by Arthur C. Benson
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Great, acerbic British comedy
27 December 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

The cast alone is a triumph in this movie - some of the best British character actors who ever lived are here: Terry Thomas, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier, all backing up Ian Carmichael as the earnest, silly-ass upper-class bumbler and Peter Sellers as Fred Kite, the Marxist shop steward. Sellers in particular is wonderful; his Fred Kite is a lower class striver who has acquired just enough education to give him an inflated idea of his own abilities, but not enough to realize the gaps and inadequacies in his views. He is a perfect realization in miniature of Taine's statement that there is nothing more dangerous than a general idea in a narrow, empty mind. He boasts to his Oxford-educated gentleman lodger about the summer course he took at the university once, reminding him in a familiar fashion about the very good marmalade and toast provided by the college, while the obviously wealthy young man politely admits that he wasn't acquainted with the public dining hall during his years there.

The plot becomes more and more complex as the movie progresses, with almost everyone turning out to be on the take. The climax comes in a free-for-all over a bag containing thousands of pounds intended to bribe Stanley into joining the sensible schemers plundering the public while paying lip service to public service and solidarity with the working class. Malcolm Muggeridge has a interesting cameo in this scene, playing himself. Most recent broadcasts of this movie have edited out the disturbing racist statements of the working class characters, but the original movie had no sentimental soft spot for anyone, workers or bosses.


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