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Crooks Anonymous (1962)

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent ... See full summary »

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Dandy Forsdyke
Stanley Baxter ...
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Laurence Montague (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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Babette La Verne
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Sir Harvey Russellrod
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Ronnie Bassett
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Prunella
Robertson Hare ...
Grimsdale
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Wagstaffe
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Bert
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Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Fletcher
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George
Harry Locke ...
Fred
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Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas. Written by alfiehitchie

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No one ever turned on the HEAT and HILARITY Like "Crooks Anonymous" See more »

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April 1962 (UK)  »

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Agarra que é ladrão!  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Film debut of Julie Christie. See more »

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When Fosdyke (Leslie Phillips) is left alone after being taken to Manderville Hall he falls into the trap of opening a safe behind a picture. In the first shot he is suddenly interrupted by Senior Brother (Wilfrid Hyde-White) and closes the picture over the safe, but when it is reopened the handle is at right angles to where it was before. See more »

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I Must Resist Temptation
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Music by George Martin and Muir Mathieson
Lyrics by Brian Innes
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A comedy classic
7 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most least reviewed films of the century. It deserves far more praise than it actually gets. The cast is excellently cast for the roles because they all look so convincing as criminals, especially Stanley Baxter as Brother Widdows. Definitely one of Leslie Phillips most finest films, definitely the one to watch for good old black and white comedy.


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