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I'm All Right Jack (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 March 1960 (Sweden)
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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Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
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Miles Malleson ...
Windrush Snr.
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Mr. Mohammed
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Magistrate
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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! See more »

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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 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

Stanley Windrush demonstrates his fork lift truck driving skills for Mr. Waters. He says: "Well, I'm shifting these generators from the stores to here, for loading up." He drives over a bump and the (presumed full) boxes bounce as though they were empty. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Windrush: Wherever you look, it's a case of "Blow you, Jack, I'm all right".
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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I'm All Right Jack
Written by Ken Hare
Sung by Al Saxon
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A classic film.

It's many years since I last saw this. Watching it agian, it still holds up as being a hugely enjoyable film. The politics of the storyline are an absolute cliche, but the performances are so good, from a cast of some of Britains best comedy actors, that you can forget some of the cringingly simplistic plot assumptions.

The performance that really stands out, way above the others, is Peter Sellars as the rather pathetic shop steward. He manages to give a finely balanced portrayal, that is both very funny, but also quite subtle, allowing room to show us the sadness of this character. It is, for me, Sellars' best screen performance.

A classic film.


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