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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 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
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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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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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"Wait for me!"
14 May 2009 | by (Archangel, Russia) – See all my reviews

Because I'm laughing behind and the reason is this little fella, known as Mr Pitkin...

Another hit by the maestro of comedy. I did not like it much when I saw it for the first time mostly due to the fact that I did not understand quite a lot, but later, as I watched it in my native language, I got amazed by Mr Norman Wisdom's genius again.

It's damn funny with tons of funny episodes Check out the one with those two nosey neighbours behind the door (the old lady jerks her head and hits the chin of the man - it sounds simply outstanding and looks totally stupid).

Great timing and performance... yes, 10 out of 10. No question.


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