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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

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 ...
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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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7 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Après moi le déluge  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ian Carmichael was 38, playing a 26-year-old. 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

Cynthia Kite: Is them your own teeth?
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »

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

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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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