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
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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March 1962 (UK)  »

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A postás kopogása  »

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Postman's Knock
Music by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
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A Vague Memory Now
17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One day I hope they will show this movie again. I saw it in 1964 or so on a weekday afternoon, so the movie was probably badly cut up for commercials. I recall that Milligan (in one sequence) demonstrates that he can sort and dispense letters in the post office better than the machine that they have purchased. And I remember the actors planning the mail robbery. But that said is about it. Although some of the posters here speak highly of the movie, I find it interesting that I can barely recall it. I think that is suggestive that it is not as good as has been suggested. But I can tell if they will show it again, so that I can watch it again.


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