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Postman's Knock (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  March 1962 (UK)
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Likeable country postman Harold Petts gets transferred from his village to London, where on his arrival he unwittingly foils a mail train robbery. Innocent in the ways of the big city, he ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Harold Petts
Barbara Shelley ...
Jean
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P.C. Woods (as John Woods)
Archie Duncan ...
Inspector
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Rupert
Lance Percival ...
Joe
Arthur Mullard ...
Sam
John Bennett ...
Pete
Ronald Adam ...
Mr. Fordyce
Miles Malleson ...
Psychiatrist
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Postman (as Wilfred Lawson)
Mario Fabrizi ...
Villager
Bob Todd ...
District Superintendent
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Likeable country postman Harold Petts gets transferred from his village to London, where on his arrival he unwittingly foils a mail train robbery. Innocent in the ways of the big city, he is thought to be a member of another gang by both the train robbers and the police, who all suspect him of trying to rob the post office where he works. Petts however gains notoriety in the post office by his ability to outperform the new mechanization which the sorting office has recently installed. Harold becomes a hero when he thwarts the robbers once more when they attempt to steal a mail-bag containing used bank notes which are being returned for destruction. As his reward, Harold gets promoted back to his home village as Postmaster. Written by Steve Smith <sp.smith@virgin.net>

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Postman's Knock
Music by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
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Minor but enjoyable comedy
27 January 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Spike Milligan plays a postman transferred from his small country route to the Big Smoke (why is not adequately explained, but never mind). He quickly establishes himself as overly competent and gums up the works, also getting involved with the beautiful Barbara Shelley (here playing an unsuccessful modern artist)and some inept criminals. There is some fairly amusing physical comedy and some interesting location footage, especially of the Tube as it was in the early 60s. Worth a look if you have a taste for British B cinema.


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