The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This ... See full summary »
Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »
John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and ... See full summary »
Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »
Brenda de Banzie
The sound of the organ heard at Rev Smallwood's church is too loud and rich for the small, hand-pumped console we see. See more »
[Smallwood is giving his first sermon to his new congregation]
The Reverend John Smallwood:
This town is full of people who *call* themselves Christians. But from what I've seen of it, I wouldn't mind taking a bet there aren't enough *real* Christians about to feed one decent lion.
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Peter Sellers is perfect as the small town Father Smallwood. Smallwood is one of the most endearing characters you'll ever see. He is kind hearted, sincere, and honest, if not a bit miss guided.
Of course a character such as this being dumped into a town of swine is going to be interesting and it is.
The ending is very emotional, for a comedic satire, but then, the tacked on ending completely changes the mood and tries its best to torpedo the entire film. Luckily, although the ending comes from absolutely no where and does damage the film, it does not takeaway from the superb job Peter Sellers did as Smallwood.
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