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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

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Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway
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Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
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Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ...
Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ...
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Mr. Mohammed
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Waters
Raymond Huntley ...
Magistrate
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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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The title on the film is "I'm All Right Jack." On the original British trailer, a comma was added to the title ("I'm All Right, Jack"). See more »

Goofs

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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I'm All Right Jack
Written by Ken Hare
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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