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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 »
[Tracepurcel is giving a motivational speech at a works canteen meeting]
What's 'e on about, Stan?
Commercial intercourse with foreigners.
[Cynthia's eyes light up and she chews gum faster]
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »
A masterful black comedy of worker/management relations.
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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