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Call Me Genius (1961)

The Rebel (original title)
Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Margot Carreras
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Aristotle Carreras
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Manager of Art Gallery, London
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Josey
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

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Watch Out Picasso... Here Comes Tony Hancock! (US release: Call Me Genius) See more »

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26 December 1962 (Denmark)  »

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(Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The working title was "One Man's Meat". See more »

Quotes

Hancock: Your colours are the wrong shape.
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The producers wish to acknowledge the fullest co-operation accorded - somewhat apprehensively - by BRITISH RAILWAYS. See more »

Connections

Featured in George & Mildred: The Last Straw (1979) See more »

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At Last! At Last!
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Trenet
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Not as good as "Hancock's half hour", but still pretty good
23 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Despite the fact that it's written by Tony himself with Galaton and Simpson's assitance, and that it's beginning and ending are set at the hotel where Hancock resided in the last season, this film feels quite different from "Hancock's Half hour".

However it overcomes it's shortcomings, has a good number of laughs with snappy one-liners and makes me look foward to seeing "The Punch and Judy man" ( another Hancock film ).

7.5/10

( Rated G/U due to the absence of offensive content )


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