MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,316 this week

There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

 |  Comedy  |  June 1962 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3143 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3840 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 753 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 4932 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

There Was a Crooked Man (1960) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of There Was a Crooked Man.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Angela Browne
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine
On the Beat (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Jennifer Jayne, Raymond Huntley
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film tells the sensible story of a British girl who awakes from childhood on vacations in France finding life and love.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Kenneth More, Danielle Darrieux, Susannah York
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Sally Geeson, Sarah Atkinson
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the ... See full summary »

Director: James Goldstone
Stars: James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Coe
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynis Johns
Scruggs (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David Hart
Stars: Ben Carruthers, George Coulouris, Eleanor Fazan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Davy Cooper
Alfred Marks ...
Adolf Carter
Andrew Cruickshank ...
McKillup
Reginald Beckwith ...
Station Master
...
Ellen
Jean Clarke ...
Freda
Timothy Bateson ...
Flash Dan
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Restaurant Gentleman
Fred Griffiths ...
Taxi Driver
Ann Hefferman ...
Hospital Sister
Rosalind Knight ...
Nurse
Reed De Rouen ...
Dutchman
Brian Oulton ...
Ashton
Glyn Houston ...
Smoking Machinist
...
Prison Warden
Edit

Storyline

When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in his town is cheating his neighbours. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A me piace la galera  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

cracking caper from mr wisdom!
14 June 2004 | by (basildon, essex) – See all my reviews

Despite this not being seen since it's general release, i was lucky enough to see this classic comedy. This really stretches Normans talents to the full, This really deserves a DVD release of some sort cause it's probably lost or forgotten, someone needs to save this film!!!!!! There are however some fine performances from certain other actors, but norman steals the limelight, accidentally getting in trouble for robbing a safe, it's probably his best work in a movie, other wisdom films at the time were "the bulldog breed" and "on the beat" both classics by far, but this one glimmers alone on a shelve in an achieve somewhere waiting to be cleaned up for our general viewing.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
lost film.please somebody must have a copy neilbounce63
When is this film going to be released? lasermagnetic
There Was a Crooked man wicksonj72
There was a crooked man new screening matthewbond007
Russian version perhaps... geffers
Discuss There Was a Crooked Man (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?