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The Early Bird (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  9 April 1966 (Denmark)
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Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »

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Edward Chapman ...
Jerry Desmonde ...
Mr. Hunter
Paddie O'Neil ...
Gladwys Hoskins
Bryan Pringle ...
Austin
Richard Vernon ...
Sir Roger Wedgewood
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Colonel Foster (golf partner)
Peter Jeffrey ...
Fire Chief
Penny Morrell ...
Miss Curry
Marjie Lawrence ...
Woman in Negligee
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Drunken Doctor
Dandy Nichols ...
Woman Flooded by Milk
Harry Locke ...
Commissionaire
Michael Bilton ...
Nervous Man
Imogen Hassall ...
Sir Roger's Secretary
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Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the usual chaos ensues. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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His LATEST and FUNNIEST and FIRST TIME in COLOUR

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9 April 1966 (Denmark)  »

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Die große Flasche  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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First film of Imogen Hassall. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Grimsdale: Besides, we're beaten Pitkin. Consolidated's too big.
Norman Pitkin: Oh. You was at Dunkirk, weren't you Mr Grimsdale? I wonder what would have happened if you'd given up then.
Mr. Grimsdale: You're right Pitkin. We'll fight them, to the last half pint of milk!
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Excellent !
7 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would thoroughly disagree with any negative review for this film ! A Technicolour '60's masterpiece of the British film comedy genre. Just lighten up and suspend your cynicism (a must for most of Norman Wisdom's films), and enjoy the "Crackerjack" style slapstick. Jerry Desmonde is just perfect as the hard nosed multinational windbag boss, Bryan Pringle is the ultimate uber-villain Milkman, and the scenes with the drug-filled Apple are mind-alteringly wonderful. If only for the golfing scenes with the sublime John Le Mesurier, and obvious matte shots of the dairy, this an innocent treasure. C'mon you hard bitten folks, this is Perfect Sunday afternoon fayre to watch in your armchair as you let your Sunday dinner go down !


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