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Director:
Writers:
Alan Hackney (novel)
Frank Harvey (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 March 1960 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Three of England's Top Comedians...One Big Laugh Riot!
Plot:
A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great, acerbic British comedy See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ian Carmichael ... Stanley Windrush

Terry-Thomas ... Major Hitchcock

Peter Sellers ... Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway

Richard Attenborough ... Sidney De Vere Cox

Dennis Price ... Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
Margaret Rutherford ... Aunt Dolly
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser ... Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson ... Windrush Snr.
Marne Maitland ... Mr. Mohammed

John Le Mesurier ... Waters
Raymond Huntley ... Magistrate
Victor Maddern ... Knowles
Kenneth Griffith ... Dai
Fred Griffiths ... Charlie

Donal Donnelly ... Perce Carter
John Comer ... Shop Steward
Sam Kydd ... Shop Steward
Cardew Robinson ... Shop Steward
Tony Comer ... Shop Steward
Bruce Wightman ... Shop Steward
Bill Rayment ... Shop Steward (as Billy Rayment)
Ronnie Stevens ... Hooper
Martin Boddey ... Num Yum's Executive
Brian Oulton ... Appts. Board Examiner
Malcolm Muggeridge ... T.V. Panel Chairman
John Glyn-Jones ... Detto Executive
Pauline Winter ... Miss Forsdyke
Maurice Colbourne ... Missiles Director
Jeremy White ... Young Chemist
Robin Ray ... Young Chemist

Michael Bates ... Bootle
John Van Eyssen ... Reporter
Robert Bruce ... Reporter
Michael Ward ... Reporter
Stringer Davis ... Reporter
Tony Spear ... Reporter
Arthur Skinner ... Photographer
William Dexter ... Photographer (as William Peacock)
Eynon Evans ... Truscott
Esma Cannon ... Spencer
Robert S. Young ... Owens (as Robert Young)
Roy Purcell ... Police Inspector
Marianne Stone ... T. V. Receptionist
Terry Scott ... Crawley
Marion Shaw ... Tea Girl
Wally Patch ... Workman
Alun Owen ... T. V. Producer
Muriel Young ... T. V. Announcer
Frank Phillips ... B.B.C. Announcer
Ian Wilson ... Evangelist
Margaret Lacey ... Empire Loyalist
George Selway ... Union Jack Workman
Alan Wilson ... Union Jack Workman
David Lodge ... Card Player
Keith Smith ... Card Player
Kenneth J. Warren ... Card Player (as Kenneth Warren)
Basil Dignam ... Minister of Labour
Harry Locke ... Trade Union Official
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
E.V.H. Emmett ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

John Leyton ... Recruit to Detto (uncredited)

Directed by
John Boulting 
 
Writing credits
Alan Hackney (novel)

Frank Harvey (screenplay) and
John Boulting (screenplay)

Alan Hackney (with)

Produced by
Roy Boulting .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ken Hare 
 
Cinematography by
Mutz Greenbaum (director of photography) (as Max Greene)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Harvey 
 
Art Direction by
William C. Andrews  (as Bill Andrews)
 
Makeup Department
David Aylott .... makeup artist (as Dave Aylott)
Barbara Ritchie .... hairdresser
Eric Allwright .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Adrian D. Worker .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Shipway .... assistant director
Denis Johnson Jr. .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Julian Mackintosh .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Hutchinson .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter James .... set dresser (uncredited)
James Sawyer .... draughtsman (uncredited)
A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tony Woollard .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Red Law .... sound recording
George Stephenson .... sound recording
Jack Davies .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ernest Webb .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Cuff .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... camera operator
John Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
Laurie Ridley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Trevor Wrenn .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Poyner .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... music arranger
Ron Goodwin .... music director
 
Other crew
Olga Brook .... continuity (as Olga Brooke)
David Ffolkes .... title designer (uncredited)
Michael ffolkes .... titles (uncredited)
Doris Prince .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | UK:U

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Trivia:
When Mrs Kite and Cynthia are reading the newspaper reports about the strike, Mrs Kite briefly turns a paper over while setting it down. The bottom half is blank - the prop papers were made up only on the side that would be seen in the shot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[to the press outside Number 10 Downing Street]
Minister of Labour:I see great principles at stake here. As Minister of Labour you can be sure that I shall act. You can also be sure that I shall not interfere... That is with those great principles which I deem to be at stake...
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40 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Great, acerbic British comedy, 27 December 1999
Author: Rosabel from Ottawa, Canada

The cast alone is a triumph in this movie - some of the best British character actors who ever lived are here: Terry Thomas, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier, all backing up Ian Carmichael as the earnest, silly-ass upper-class bumbler and Peter Sellers as Fred Kite, the Marxist shop steward. Sellers in particular is wonderful; his Fred Kite is a lower class striver who has acquired just enough education to give him an inflated idea of his own abilities, but not enough to realize the gaps and inadequacies in his views. He is a perfect realization in miniature of Taine's statement that there is nothing more dangerous than a general idea in a narrow, empty mind. He boasts to his Oxford-educated gentleman lodger about the summer course he took at the university once, reminding him in a familiar fashion about the very good marmalade and toast provided by the college, while the obviously wealthy young man politely admits that he wasn't acquainted with the public dining hall during his years there.

The plot becomes more and more complex as the movie progresses, with almost everyone turning out to be on the take. The climax comes in a free-for-all over a bag containing thousands of pounds intended to bribe Stanley into joining the sensible schemers plundering the public while paying lip service to public service and solidarity with the working class. Malcolm Muggeridge has a interesting cameo in this scene, playing himself. Most recent broadcasts of this movie have edited out the disturbing racist statements of the working class characters, but the original movie had no sentimental soft spot for anyone, workers or bosses.

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