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Operation Snafu (1961)
"On the Fiddle" (original title)

 |  Comedy, War  |  27 January 1965 (USA)
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Lynch ...
Horace Pope
...
Pedlar Pascoe
Victor Maddern ...
1st Airman
Harry Locke ...
Huxtable
...
Hixon
Eric Barker ...
Doctor
Viola Keats ...
Sister
Peter Sinclair ...
Mr. Pope
Edna Morris ...
Lil
Thomas Heathcote ...
Sergeant
Brian Weske ...
Corporal
Jack Lambert ...
Police Constable
Cyril Smith ...
Ticket Collector
Cecil Parker ...
Gr / Cpt Bascombe
Simon Lack ...
Fl / Lt Baldwin
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes friends with the easy going but loyal Pedlar Pascoe, who happily goes along with all of his scams in an effort to avoid the front lines and make a bit on the side. However, his scams cause trouble where he goes and there are only so many places he can go before France beckons. Written by bob the moo

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In the main titles Cecil Parker is listed third and as " Starring" . however Cecil parker only turns up in the last 20 minutes and has 3 scenes and 12 lines. See more »

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Sorry, Sean.
5 June 1999 | by (The Outlands) – See all my reviews

Sean, you know I think that you are absolutely the greatest actor in the world, but I can't commend you for this. Comedy just isn't your strong suit.

However, it wasn't all your fault. Some of the stuff was just too hard to understand. Alfred Lynch did a decent job, but you gotta wonder where the lines came from from the beginning.

Once again, Sean... I apologize.


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