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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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Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway
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Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
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Mrs. Kite
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Mr. Mohammed
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Knowles
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Dai
Fred Griffiths ...
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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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The author of the screenplay, Alan Hackney, gives himself a nod by naming the girl on the Num Yum production line 'Miss Hackney'. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fred Kite: Ahhh, Russia. All them corn fields and ballet in the evening.
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Why cant they make films like this anymore
5 August 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film at the ABC Golders Green when it first came out and it seemed pretty funny then.It was on Channel 4 recently and i just believe that this gets better with age.I just wonder why cant they make films like this anymore.Do we have to rely on TV and "Little Britain"to satirise modern Britain.There are just so many small as well as big laughs .It makes you think whether you saw that first time round.Everything about this film was so true about Britain at the time that it was made.I recall that the Boultings were involved with a dispute with trade unions over which they litigated and which i believe they lost.This was their way of getting revenge.Every character is perfectly cast from Sam Kydd and his memorable stutter to dear Margaret Rutherford who was at her comedic zenith in the cinema at that time.Of course Peter Sellers gives what must be one of the top 5 comedic performances in British cinema.His shop steward is just so perfect.Oh why don't they make films like this anymore?


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