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School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 March 1960 (UK)
Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

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Henry Palfrey
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April Smith
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Dunstan
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Dudley
Edward Chapman ...
Gloatbridge
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Head Waiter
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Mrs. Stringer
Kynaston Reeves ...
General
Hattie Jacques ...
1st Instructress
Hugh Paddick ...
Instructor
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2nd Instructress
Gerald Campion ...
Proudfoot
Monte Landis ...
Fleetsnod (as Monty Landis)
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by "Professor" Potter and discovers the secrets of success. But has he the courage to put all his lessons into effect? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Also Known As:

School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In this film in 1960, Ms Scott was 22 years old, while Ian Carmichael was 40 and Terry Thomas was already 49! A slightly scandalous age difference that was important at the time in real life, but totally ignored for the film industry. See more »

Goofs

In the woo-manship class, which, according to the notice board is run by a Miss Grimmet, Palfrey refers to her as Mrs. Grimmet. See more »

Quotes

Raymond Delauney: [Repeated line during tennis game to Palfrey] Hard cheese old boy!
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Edited into Heroes of Comedy: Terry-Thomas (1995) See more »

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Perfect Sunday Afternoon Film
26 September 2000 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

This film is perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon, when you can set back and enjoy a sunny English summer, complete with cads, bounders and unsportsmen like behaviour. Lovely. This is the perfect Terry-Thomas movie, doing exactly what he does best, being suave and impressing the ladies with his nifty sportscar and well waxed moustouche. Tip Top.


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