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Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)

When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to ... See full summary »

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Harry H. Corbett ...
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Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Winthram
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger
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Chalky
Hugh Futcher ...
Ozzie
Brian Wilde ...
Fred
Alexander Davion ...
David Saire ...
Mario
Barbara Archer ...
Iris
Michael Robbins ...
George - Organiser
George Roderick ...
Papa
Marie Burke ...
Mama
Carole Gray ...
District Nurse
John Ronane ...
Willie
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When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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20 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Verführen will gelernt sein...  »

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Edward Woodward played the part on Broadway and the West End, and was also originally signed for the movie. See more »

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92 minutes with a screen Goddess
14 July 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film as an impressionable teenager and after the scene where the gorgeous Diane Cilento dances around her bed sitting room she overtook Alexandra Bastedo of The Champions as the most beautiful woman ever.

The plot is simple. Group of Manchester United footy fans go down to London for a big match. The quiet, shy northern oik played by Harry H Corbett, accepts a drunken bet to spend the night with the classy Diane Cilento.

What follows is an amusing comedy dialogue between the experienced worldly prostitute and shy and awkward Corbett as they dance around the issue. Can she entice him to bed? or will he lose his bet and return, ashamed, back to his friends before the coach leaves at midnight?

While this dialogue is going on, the sub plot involves his mates going from pub to pub getting more and more drunk. This is quite amusing also as you warm to the characters as the evening progresses.

If you like old films and gentle comedy then this one is a gem.


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