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Postman's Knock (1962)

| Comedy | March 1962 (UK)
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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Harold Petts
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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
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Pete
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Mr. Fordyce
Miles Malleson ...
Psychiatrist
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Postman (as Wilfred Lawson)
Mario Fabrizi ...
Villager
Bob Todd ...
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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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Top of the classic comedy pile
3 August 2003 | by (Poole, Dorset, UK) – See all my reviews

Spike Milligan steals the show when on screen but the associated talent helps keep this film interesting elsewhere. The plot, a fairly standard crime caper, rolls along nicely with Milligan seeming to have his own plot line to develop. Priceless comedy.


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