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On the Beat (1962)

| Comedy | 1963 (USA)
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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman Pitkin / Giulio Napolitani
Jennifer Jayne ...
Rosanna Guardia
Raymond Huntley ...
Sir Ronald Ackroyd
David Lodge ...
Insp. Hobson
Esma Cannon ...
Mrs. Timms
Eric Barker ...
Police Doctor
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Sgt. Lucilla Wilkins
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Oberon
Terence Alexander ...
Chief Supt. Bert Belcher
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Vince
Dilys Laye ...
American Lady
George Pastell ...
Manzini
Jack Watson ...
Police Sergeant
Campbell Singer ...
Bollington
Lionel Murton ...
Man in Underground Train
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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 of chaos that only Norman could cause. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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As the COPPER who comes a CROPPER! See more »

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Caos en Scotland Yard  »

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When we first see Sgt. Wilkins she is walking into the salon. As she walks in we see that the backdrop of the street is in fact the same set which Norman entered in the opening scene which is used as the Police Station. See more »

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A Classic from the great days of British Cinema
29 September 2001 | by (Mitcham, England) – See all my reviews

Although Norman is often disparaged in the land of his birth there can be no doubt that this is a very funny and original film. If you have not seen this film I would like to advise you that it contains one of the funniest scenes on celluloid: Norman has always been turned down for the Police because of his height; he is much too short. Following an epiphanic moment in the street he goes along to his next medical - in stilts! Gags abound in the doctor's room ending with a quite hilarious punchline from the doctor. These old b&w films can be picked up fairly cheaply on video now. If you see this one get it - that scene alone is worth the money.


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