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The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »

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Liz Fraser ...
John Slater ...
Wolf Mannheim (Manny)
Reginald Beckwith ...
Chippendale Charlie
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P. C. Lovejoy
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Uncle Arthur
Vera Pearce ...
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Grace Denbigh Russell ...
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Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that the truth comes out through Cecil re-appearing as a parrot, puzzlingly given as a wedding gift. When a local Brighton heavy realises he's been conned the family band together to try and fix things. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Last film of Ronald Shiner. See more »

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Remake of Theatre Night: The Lovebirds (1957) See more »

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As bad a comedy as they get
23 September 2001 | by (italy) – See all my reviews

Very tame British comedy, with a host of actors who should have had a better director.

Notable mainly for the outdoor location shots of Brighton in Sussex, England, and therefore as an historical document showing the seafront, the shops, the pier and Brighton North Station making, I believe its movie debut.

I have a poor quality copy of the film lifted off British TV if anyone really wants one, it is in VHS PAL though.


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