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The Punch and Judy Man (1963)

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Dark comedy about a seaside Punch & Judy man driven to distraction by his social climbing wife and his hatred for the snobbery of local government. He is persuaded to go to the Mayor's gala... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Hancock ...
Wally Pinner
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Delia Pinner
Ronald Fraser ...
Mayor Palmer
Barbara Murray ...
Lady Jane Caterham
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The Sandman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Bedford ...
1st Escort
Fred Berman ...
Master of Ceremonies
Norman Bird ...
Committee Man
Kevin Brennan ...
Landlord
Terence Brook ...
Bar Tender
Eddie Byrne ...
Ice Cream Assistant
Norman Chappell ...
Footman
John Dunbar ...
Committee Man
Mario Fabrizi ...
Nevil Shanks
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Girl in seaside kiosk
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Dark comedy about a seaside Punch & Judy man driven to distraction by his social climbing wife and his hatred for the snobbery of local government. He is persuaded to go to the Mayor's gala evening but it's all too much for him. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Hancock rebels again!

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Nicholas Webb, the young boy, was Sylvia Syms' nephew. See more »

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Referenced in Screen One: Hancock (1991) See more »

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Overture
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from "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet
Arranged by Derek Scott
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Always Forward Never Backward
27 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Hancock's determination not to reprise the role that he had so successfully established on television, meant this film would always be doomed to failure at the box office. Undoubtedly the film is at its best where it is at its most subtle - John Le Mesurier's 'Strong' is a perfect example as is the opening scene in the Pinner house. I often wonder how much influence the director had on the less-effective scenes compared to Hancock or visa-versa. Perhaps I'm fortunate in that I saw this film long before I saw Hancock's Half Hour or knew of Hancock's unfortunate end and can therefore give Hancock the benefit of the doubt

  • something nobody else seems to want to do. No other film I have ever
seen captures more perfectly both the highs and lows of the English seaside along with the petty aristocracy that was a more rampant feature in the UK in the 60s than Hippies or free love ever were. Rarely comfortable or even obviously funny, at times this is simply a work of art.


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